The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

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tonker

55,048 posts

184 months

Saturday 19th August 2017
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I've done it the wrong way round. I bought the car. Now I've bought the book !

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Sunday 20th August 2017
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tonker said:
I've done it the wrong way round. I bought the car. Now I've bought the book !
Fear not, the guide is designed for owners as well as buyers, there is plenty of information for you to learn more about your fabulous new DB9 smile ........ and........ as you will now have the Aston Martin bug, you will have all the details on the whole range, ready for when you change into your next Aston winkbiggrin

R3UMP

170 posts

149 months

Friday 25th August 2017
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Hi Grant3

Your most excellent book thumped onto my door mat today. As a long term TVR owner I'm very much considering trading up to V8V and I'd imagine that your book will help facilitate that decision. I just need to ration myself and not read it all at once!

Thank you very much - will keep you posted smile

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Thursday 31st August 2017
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R3UMP said:
Hi Grant3
Your most excellent book thumped onto my door mat today. As a long term TVR owner I'm very much considering trading up to V8V and I'd imagine that your book will help facilitate that decision. I just need to ration myself and not read it all at once!
Thank you very much - will keep you posted smile
Thanks John. Sounds like a good move (although your Griffith looks lovely), a Vantage Roadster should be the way to go wink your ideal would be a more powerful 4.7 - 12.25MY+ Vantage or earlier V8S Roadster both have Sports suspension+ more direct steering and upgraded brakes (I'm thinking of the TVR!). If you are looking at a 4.3 try and find one with Sports Suspension, if you are a press on driver. Both 4.3 & 4.7 are completely different to the TVR, but they will offer a whole new fabulous and special ownership experience. You will have full details of all the Vantage range and the model year changes, plus prefered options, in the guide. Along with details on the rest of the range for when you change to your second Aston (inevitable!) biggrin Hope to see an Aston on your drive soon smile

Andrew Bristow

40 posts

82 months

Thursday 19th October 2017
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Grant,

My book has not arrived, who should I contact?
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Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Thursday 19th October 2017
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Andrew Bristow said:
Grant,

My book has not arrived, who should I contact?
Hi Andrew, good to know you are keen read if you use the www.astonmartinreview.co.uk website email contact with where/when you ordered I'm sure you will get a swift reply. Postie sometimes takes his time but the guides rarely get lost and they go Worldwide. smile


tgclowes

181 posts

52 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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New AM owner looking for some holiday reading, ordered today, very much looking forward to it!

RS6bird

70 posts

14 months

Thursday 26th October 2017
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Bought the book and highly recommend it. I too, like other here, bought my car, a V12V, before getting the book! Regardless, the information is interesting and very helpful to someone like me who is a complete newbie to the Aston Martin world.

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Saturday 4th November 2017
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tgclowes said:
New AM owner looking for some holiday reading, ordered today, very much looking forward to it!
RS6bird said:
Bought the book and highly recommend it. I too, like other here, bought my car, a V12V, before getting the book! Regardless, the information is interesting and very helpful to someone like me who is a complete newbie to the Aston Martin world.
Cheers for the feedback guys, it is designed for owners as well as buyers smile let's be honest Aston's tend to get under your skin creating the need to know more about these beautiful beasts, the guide helps scratch that itch..... if you don't buy it you only end up getting a new toy for the car instead and that's a far more expensive proposition biggrin

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Friday 2nd February
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Glad you like the guide, probably too much by the sound of it, you are better off using an old copy of the Yellow Pages when doing Charles Atlas impressions biggrin - joking aside pop me a pm with your order info and I’ll sort things for you smile

Edited by Grant3 on Monday 19th February 21:50

ilikeAstons

217 posts

40 months

Friday 2nd February
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Grant3 said:
Glad you like the guide, probably too much by the sound of it, you are better off using an old copy of the Yellow Pages when doing Charles Atlas impressions biggrin - joking aside pop me a pm with your order info and I’ll sort things for you smile
Many thanks Grant. I have to say - it is THE BEST book on anything Gaydon! Bravo.

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Saturday 17th February
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Hi All,
Just a quick post to say that the latest 14th EDITION of The Definitive Guide to Gaydon era Aston Martin has arrived into stock.
There are an extra 16 pages over the 12.75 edition, covering the new Vantage, DB11 V8 and Volante, Vanquish Ultimate and any 18/19MY updates, etc.
We also decided it was time for a new cover design, hope you like it? smile

I was looking back at the 1st edition and we have gone from 244 to 328 pages with the latest edition (whilst also having to downsize text to squeeze everything in) -the original guide was digitally printed and glued, we are now litho printed and the book is stitched as well as bonded. Apologies it has gone up a few squid, but printing in shorter batches to keep things up to date costs dramatically more and every time we add extra pages the printer rubs his hands together.....as does the postman wink


A HUGE THANK YOU for your continued support and kind mentions about the guide in the threads below thumbupbow (people seem to miss the sticky posts!) the guide would not exist without the enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgable Aston Martin owners who frequent this form.. Cheers smile
Edited to add......
YOU CAN ORDER HERE www.astonmartinreview.co.uk

Edited by Grant3 on Saturday 17th February 17:53

Emilio Largo

192 posts

47 months

Saturday 17th February
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Hi Grant,
"stitched as well as bonded" would convince me and I do understand that you like to be up to date with your book, but was it really necessary to have the AMG Vantage in Vomit Green on the cover just now (given how controversial the whole car still is)? Does the new edition bring updates for my 17MY V8 Vantage S or could I do with the 12.75 ed., if "stitched as well as bonded" and in case it is still obtainable?
Kind regards from Hamburg,
Emilio Largo

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Saturday 17th February
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Hi Emilio,
We wanted to show that the guide is bang-up-to date including the new Vantage, the cover looks great in the flesh and the cars are in shadow so the green isn’t too scary biggrin

I personally prefer the original design, but the new car is still well worth reading about, the design will no doubt grow on us all and we may get some new options to soften things a tad!!

Anyway, there is a vast number of great images of the whole range inside. smile

We have just 3 of the 12.75 editions and they do cover the 17MY, but they have a few marks, inside back cover/cover. If you like one of these just order the latest copy and we can pop £4.50 back via Paypal, if you pm me to request one. smile

Emilio Largo

192 posts

47 months

Monday 19th February
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Thanks for your quick answer, Neal. I think I will be looking out if an immaculate 12.75 ed. should come up somewhere (probably not). Otherwise I might wait for the 15th edition.

superlightr

9,864 posts

199 months

Monday 19th February
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Emilio Largo said:
Thanks for your quick answer, Neal. I think I will be looking out if an immaculate 12.75 ed. should come up somewhere (probably not). Otherwise I might wait for the 15th edition.
Emilio - are you sure your not Marcus? I would have thought the New Vantage would have been a car of your dreams and would have loved the design over there in Germany, hence overjoyed at the front cover of this most excellent bible?


Edited by superlightr on Tuesday 20th February 09:07


Edited by superlightr on Tuesday 20th February 09:17

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Monday 19th February
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The aim of the guide is to provide all the indepth, honest information you are likely to need on every Gaydon era model (not just the ones we like best personally), so you can fully learn about your preferred steed, or decide which model is best for you. We try and keep it as up-to-date as possible, so you can see the latest evolutionary developments.

It is also interesting to see a good number of buyers use the guide to help progress into different models as they get the “Aston Martin" bug. smile

We all have opinions on the new Vantage, and we bring you the full details to help you not just judge the book by its cover biggrin ....pun intended wink

David87

5,021 posts

148 months

Tuesday 27th February
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I have the previous version, but will update to this. Thanks very much!

Grant3

3,453 posts

191 months

Thursday 1st March
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David87 said:
I have the previous version, but will update to this. Thanks very much!
Cheers David thumbup

Squaremeal

119 posts

75 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Emilio Largo said:
Hi Grant,
"stitched as well as bonded" would convince me and I do understand that you like to be up to date with your book, but was it really necessary to have the AMG Vantage in Vomit Green on the cover just now (given how controversial the whole car still is)? Does the new edition bring updates for my 17MY V8 Vantage S or could I do with the 12.75 ed., if "stitched as well as bonded" and in case it is still obtainable?
Kind regards from Hamburg,
Emilio Largo
I have to agree...... Grant, you can’t do this to us! I recieved your excellent new version but....

The Vomit Green vomit Vantage.....

Please, another cover next time.


Edited by Squaremeal on Tuesday 24th April 16:10