The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

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Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Tuesday 24th April
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As mentioned we used this as it was the colour Aston chose for first launch of the new Vantage and we wanted to make people aware the book was bang-up to date. We have also had lots of positive feedback about the vibrant colour morphing from deep black and it is toned down from the original brighter hue.. honest biggrin, but opinion noted.
As you have seen there are many hundreds of superb images covering the whole range, in micro detail, inside. So maybe concentrate on the lovely new inside cover image (example below).. smile and remember it’s the vast amount of quality information that counts wink

RobbW

32 posts

17 months

Friday 4th May
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My new book arrived last week. I think it is a GREAT resource.

One question I had: it said in the book that all front grills are interchangeable between vantage, dbs, db9... is this correct?

I prefer less bars than the 8 on my 2009 vantage...

Thanks.

Robb

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Friday 4th May
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RobbW said:
My new book arrived last week. I think it is a GREAT resource.
One question I had: it said in the book that all front grills are interchangeable between vantage, dbs, db9... is this correct?
I prefer less bars than the 8 on my 2009 vantage...
Thanks.
Robb
Hi Robb, glad you are enjoying the guide, the grilles are not interchangeable between DB9/S and Vantage, but you can fit the newer more aggressive 6 bar Vantage grille to earlier models as you can the new black finish detailed. I guess you are probably misreading the text in the options section covering grilles which says -
"You can retro-fit grilles; 5-bar DB9/S/Virage, 6/8-bar for all Vantage" - the model year changes section details that the grille changed from 7 to 5 bar on DB9 for the 09MY and 8 to 6 on Vantage for the 10MY and this text is simply saying you can retrofit the newer style on the older model (or visa versa). Hope that helps smile

RobbW

32 posts

17 months

Friday 4th May
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Grant,

Thanks for the clarification. I will enjoy this book and am very excited with all the facts on every detail small and large.

I had one more question on the vantage grille: I had seen several cars with 4 bar grilles - mainly on the gt4 / n24 Vantage. Are you aware of this part and where I could find out more info?

I like it even better than the 6 bar. Not sure what the part number is or where I could purchase one...

Robb




Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Sunday 6th May
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This isn't a mainstream official option but most things are possible for enough £££'s (& with Q), here is a link to the current accessories brochure there is also the AMR mesh grille http://cdntbs.astonmartin.com/sitefinity/accessori...smile

You can also do a search on PH, here is an example thread where owners have customised their own grilles ... https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
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RobbW

32 posts

17 months

Tuesday 8th May
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Thanks much Grant. I’ll be picking up another copy to give a friend who helped me with my purchase. He owns an ‘07 vantage.

Robb

Squaremeal

120 posts

75 months

Thursday 8th November
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Hello Grant,

With the original VH era coming to an end (with the exception of the Rapide) is there a chance final production numbers for each of the major models / variants could be incorporated into a later version of the book?

Reaper117

7 posts

1 month

Sunday 11th November
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Chuffed! My book arrived and enjoying every page!

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Tuesday 13th November
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Squaremeal said:
Hello Grant,

With the original VH era coming to an end (with the exception of the Rapide) is there a chance final production numbers for each of the major models / variants could be incorporated into a later version of the book?
Hi Squaremeal, Aston are very guarded about exact production numbers, the top guru in this area is a very nice chap called Tim Cottingham who (amongst many other great Aston projects) owns www.astonmartins.com I’m hoping to work with him to include further production number details (we already include total production by year) in the future, but he is always busy, so it may take a while smile



Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Tuesday 13th November
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Reaper117 said:
Chuffed! My book arrived and enjoying every page!
Cheers Mr Reaper, glad you are enjoying the book and thanks for the feedback thumbup

While posting it’s worth mentioning that the guide is now also available in Kindle format for ipad/tablet reading, this is mainly for international readers so they can get instant delivery at a slightly lower cost than waiting for the printed cost via Airmail smile