Guests toast launch of anniversary celebrations at Aston Martin WorksDec 19, 2014
More than 400 guests from across the UK and continental Europe made their way to the historic home of Aston Martin for the pre-Christmas party.
The event also marked the launch of the dealership’s exclusive 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Vanquish sports car.
Only six of the 60th Anniversary edition Vanquish models – created by the Aston Martin design team and the brand’s bespoke personalisation service, Q by Aston Martin – will be built. Several have already been snapped up by collectors keen to own a piece of Works’ heritage.
Stars of the show at the launch event on Friday last week also included a number of the rarest and most sought-after Aston Martin models, with pride of place shared by cars selected to reflect the brand’s six decade-long association with Newport Pagnell.
Among the cars on display was an iconic Aston Martin DB5; the DBS which starred alongside Tony Curtis and Roger Moore in 70s TV show The Persuaders; and an original Vanquish – the last model to be made at the Newport Pagnell factory before production moved to the brand’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, in 2007.
Aston Martin Works commercial director Paul Spires said: “Designed by Marek Reichman and his team these limited edition Vanquish sports cars are a celebration of 60 glorious years of Aston Martin at Newport Pagnell.
“Strictly limited to just six cars, each one representing a decade of our operations here, these are truly ultra-rare collectors’ items and a fitting beginning to our year-long celebrations.”
Aston Martin Works will be holding a number of anniversary celebration events throughout 2015, and full details of all the activities will be announced over the months ahead.
Newport Pagnell remains the historic home of Aston Martin, the place where 15,000 cars were hand-built between 1955 and 2007, when production moved to Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Now an approved global heritage service and restoration facility as well as a new car dealership it is possible to view, purchase, service and restore cars from every era of the marque’s 101 years at Aston Martin Works.