Heritage services

The AMHT archive is the largest collection of Aston Martin records in the world. It consists of factory records, publications, workshop manuals and thousands of photographs. Heritage services are one of the distinctive ways in which we share this history and the story of one of the most famous British marques.

If you are a car owner, or undertaking research, the wealth of material within our collection means we are in a unique position to provide information.

As an educational charity and a small team, we must charge for heritage services. The income contributes to the costs of maintaining and caring for the collection. As such, we charge for our time even if the collection doesn’t uncover answers.

Your enquiry is important to us and we aim to reply within 5 working days. Thank you for understanding we’re a small, busy team.

Please note prices quoted include VAT unless stated otherwise.

Build Sheets/Factory Vehicle Details

£60 or £50 for AMOC & AMHT Supporter (inc VAT)

These internal documents used by the factory give specific details of how a car left the factory. Designs and formats will vary by model, as does the amount of information contained. Basic information such as chassis number and engine number are rarely missing. Some include information such as carburettor type, gearbox number, exterior and interior colours and optional extras.

Copies of the original build sheets from the Bertelli era models through to the DB7 and V12 Vanquish are usually available. Vehicle details for later models are stored as electronic records. Copies of all build sheets are sent to you as a PDF file. If we do not hold the build sheet on site, please be aware the waiting time is approximately 1 week to source the information.

Heritage Certificates

£120 or £100 for AMOC & AMHT Supporter (inc VAT)
Our Heritage Certificates, based on your car’s build sheet, can help to confirm the provenance of your car and are the perfect addition to any vehicle file. They are available for all models. Information on the certificate is taken directly from the build sheet specifications. A copy of your build sheet is included when you purchase a Heritage Certificate. The certificate documents are posted out to you. The certificate documents are posted out to you. Please be aware the current waiting time is approximately 3 weeks.  

 Please be aware that Heritage Certificates are not accepted by the DVLA as official documents. 

 If you are an Aston Martin dealer and would like to discuss the provision of regular Heritage Certificates please get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss this with you.

‘One Of’ Certificates

£144 or £96 AMOC & AMHT Supporter (inc VAT)
‘One Of’ Certificates combine a certificate with a unique research document which identifies how many cars there were built to a matching specification. As these can be very time-intensive we are limited to producing one a week so there is often a waiting list. The certificate and research documents are sent out as a PDF to print at home.
This service is currently available for cars that date from around 1994 onwards and owners of the following models:
  • V8 Vantage (X-pack)
  • V8 Vantage Volante (1986-1989)
  • DB7 (i6 and V12)
  • V12 Vanquish/Vanquish S (AMV03)
  • DB9 & Virage (VH1)
  • V8 and V12 Vantage & derivatives (VH2)
  • DBS (VH3)
  • Vanquish (VH3)
  • Rapide (VH4)
  • Taraf (VH4)
  • Cygnet

Collections Research Reports

£100 or £85 for AMOC & AMHT Supporter (inc VAT)
This research is based on what is held within the AMHT collection and archive and includes searching through back copies of AMOC registers and publications, photographs and auction catalogues. As we tend to hold more information for cars built prior to the DB7, Collections Research Reports are better suited to cars built before the year 2000. We may still be able to help with more recent cars in certain circumstances but please get in touch with us to enquire.

Please note, we do not hold material related to every car and we are not able to offer a full report into a car’s history. We can only provide and include what we have access to within the AMHT collection.

The Collections Research Report is sent to you as a PDF file. The Collections Research Report is sent to you as a PDF file. Please be aware the current waiting time is approximately 8 -10 weeks.

Dating Letters

For cars that require an inspection: £600 or £528 AMOC & AMHT Supporter
For cars that do not require an inspection (usually DB7 onwards): £150 or £120 AMOC & AMHT Supporter

British Columbia Collector Status Letter

£50 or £45 AMOC & AMHT Supporter (No VAT charged)
These are useful for Aston Martin owners in:
  • British Columbia 
  • Canada for cars over 15 years old 
  • With an annual build of less than 1500 examples
  • To obtain a ‘Collector Licence Plate'

Photography & Image Requests

We can help with commercial and private-use image requests. Our photographic archive contains thousands of images ranging from photograph albums to publicity stills and private photographs of individual cars from around the world.
The collection centres around three significant photographic collections:  
  • Legendary photographer Louis Klemantaski (1940s - 1950s) 
  • AML Historian Roger Stowers (1970s – 1990s) 
  • Neill Bruce, professional Automotive photographer

If you already have an idea or theme for the type of image you are interested in, please search our Online Collection and contact us with the object number(s) (e.g. AMHT-2022-425) of the image(s) to discuss your request further.

On-Site Research

Half day access (10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm): £12
Full day access (10.30am-4.30pm): £24
In some circumstances we grant access for researchers to conduct their own on-site research. This happens by appointment on Tuesdays.

Please note that the site must be vacated between 1pm and 2pm. 

We ask you to book research visits at least seven days in advance. Please also send a full list of requested items for approval. This allows us time to retrieve and condition check the items you are interested in viewing and confirm they are available. There is no current limit on the number of items you can request but please be mindful of how much material you will be able to view during your chosen timeframe. 

Please look at the online collection in advance and let us know the object number(s) (e.g., AMHT-2022-425) of the material you are interested in or contact us to further discuss the material required. 

If you wish to view material different to your original request, another appointment must be booked.

Out-of-print Marketing Material and Publications

We have several original copies of Aston Martin Owners Club publications, Aston Martin Marketing Material and miscellaneous race programs which are available for sale. Dates, issues, and models may vary.