The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

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Grant3

3,584 posts

217 months

Sunday 22nd March 2020
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finlop said:
Hi Grant

Also tried on Amazon.com and got the same response also saying Buy from the Kindle store.

Looks like hard copy is the only way to my UK address!

Finlo
Hi Finlop,
You have raised an interesting question. Having investigated things further it appears Amazon restrict supply to certain African countries, in honesty I'm not sure why as the guide has Ghana ticked for delivery of the Aston Martin guide, so this an Amazon issue rather one of our making. The guide sells all over the world but yours is the first enquiry from Ghana, hence our learning curve!
I'm told people who want to use Amazon in Ghana use various work arounds, but I can't vouch for or recommend any so you are best searching for these yourself, although here is a link to a random example I found for you................... http://www.blogerian.com/no-kindle-restriction-afr...
I hope it helps.
Best Regards
Grant


finlop

7 posts

12 months

Monday 23rd March 2020
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Thanks Grant,

Will try. All flights out of Ghana now cancelled so I can't get back to UK anyway, ..................so as confined to quarters, need to read.

Your intimate knowledge of the Gaydons may answer a question I have. I plan to buy a Rapide...two young kids....did Aston ever make, even as a prototype, a manual?

Or have you heard of a conversion? I asked Mike at Bamford Rose, (who is probably the best specialist out there), but no reply. He is very busy.

Finlo

CSK1

1,191 posts

86 months

Monday 23rd March 2020
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To answer your question, the Rapide was never produced with a manual gearbox, 6 speed and later 8 speed automatic gearbox only.
I hope you'll be able to find a solution soon to read Grant's fantastic book!

finlop

7 posts

12 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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Dear CSK (and Grant)

Thanks for the responses.

1) Managed to download using the link Grant sent and now enjoying the book.
2) Thanks for gearbox info.....no chance of retro fitting a manual then.

Finlo

CSK1

1,191 posts

86 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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You'd have to ask Works at Newport Pagnell, I'm sure they could help... at a price. smile

b.cam

2 posts

7 months

Monday 20th July 2020
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Grant3 said:
Hi All
Just a quick one, for those that still wanted a printed version of the guide, we have found a few eleventh edition guides (printed in 2015, covering up to the 16MY, with the Vanquish on the front/back - they don't cover the new generation DB11/Vantage). They are seconds with glue or marks on the inside cover, but the main book is fine.

PM me if you want one and we can pop over a Paypal request to your email. They are £20 each including UK post and packing. We would rather stick to the UK if possible as international shipping problems is one reason why we went digital, but I can find a price for this if required.

Cheers smile
Salutations Grant!

Sent you an email on this. Fingers crossed.

EVR

1,048 posts

22 months

Tuesday 25th August 2020
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Cheers to Grant for getting featured on the DBS Buying Guide on the frontage!

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-buying-guides/...

BBRMj

47 posts

139 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Hi does anyone know where I might be able to buy a hard copy of this? I am on the hunt for my first AM DB9 at the moment.

Grant3

3,584 posts

217 months

Saturday 2nd January
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EVR said:
Cheers to Grant for getting featured on the DBS Buying Guide on the frontage!

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-buying-guides/...
Cheers EVR, apologies I missed your kind post.

Grant3

3,584 posts

217 months

Saturday 2nd January
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BBRMj said:
Hi does anyone know where I might be able to buy a hard copy of this? I am on the hunt for my first AM DB9 at the moment.
Hi BBRMj, the DB9 is beautiful beast.

The guide is still alive and kicking but we have gone digital. I appreciate many prefer physical printed books but delivery and print pressures pushed us to go online for instant download.

With the very latest Kindle version you don’t need a Kindle device, the free app works fine on any computer, tablet (android and iPad) Mac, smart phone etc (it works best on a circa 10-inch-ish tablet).

The digital version looks just the same as the physical book but is up to date as of 2019 and includes the ability to zoom into images and text, to search the book for keywords (DB9, Vantage, Touchtronic, etc!), make notes on pages or bookmark individual pages for easy reference, etc.

You can also use it on multiple devices, your phone on the move, your tablet at home, your computer at work, so it is always there for reference when you get time to browse. You can also download sample pages for free to see how it looks.

Have a look here in the UK and here in the USsmile

(PS - you can’t buy it via the Amazon app on an iPad you would need to log in via safari or another browser, some form of Apple.Amazon thing wink )

Thanks for the post smile




Edited by Grant3 on Saturday 2nd January 22:01

Simpo Two

74,351 posts

227 months

Saturday 2nd January
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As I'm planning to leap into Aston-Martin-dom soon I thought this book would be very useful. I don't like reading books on a screen so started hunting the internet for a hard copy version.

You seem to have produced a collector's item Grant; prices ranged from £330 to £950!

'Arse' I thought. Then I remembered I had a book about Astons somewhere.. not sure which one, might have been for DB7s... dig around... blimey, it's 'The Definitive Guide to new Gaydon era Aston Martin'! Had it all the time! Edition 12.5 2017.

Now I can read it, then just crawl around under the car with a torch whilst making knowledgable sounds such as 'Aha' and 'Hmm'. nuts

Grant3

3,584 posts

217 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Simpo Two said:
Now I can read it, then just crawl around under the car with a torch whilst making knowledgable sounds such as 'Aha' and 'Hmm'. nuts
LOL... better with the digital version as the tablet will act as a torch as you reference the guide under the car biggrin
Joking aside it works very well in digital form, I use mine on an iPad and now honestly prefer this to the printed edition smile