our Favourite aston Martins
Keith adams editor
Cygnet With production only lasting two years, this is a sure-fire rare classic. It’s the Allegro-shaped Vanden Plas 1500 remixed for the 21st century – a sheep in wolf’s clothing.
James sadlier managing editor
DB4 having driven and enjoyed a dB4 very recently, it left me wanting more. It was such a smooth yet exciting ride and had all the luxury an Aston should have inside. I wouldn’t mind a dB4 Gt next time!
Gervais seymour production editor
Coal Scuttle the 1914 Coal scuttle – the first Aston martin (actually an IsottaFraschini chassis fitted with a Coventry-simplex engine).
David brown associate editor
Umc 272 umc 272 – david Brown’s personal dB2 (no relation) until it was used by the works racing team in 1950, driven by lance macklin.
David simister features editor
DB7 VANTAGE It was cruelly robbed of a Bond appearance, but its role of firing missiles at speed cameras in johnny
english more than made up for it.
Murray scullion news editor
V8 ZAGATO It manages to blend masculinity and madness in a way that only Aston martin and Zagato can.
Calum brown web producer
1976 Lagonda mainly because it’s so retro-tastic. simply looking at it ensures you grow an afro and become politically incorrect. It’s also ugly as sin – I just love it.