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The 100th birthday celebrations for A3, the oldest-surviving Aston Martin, are fast approaching – and you’re invited.
Known as A3 because it was the marque’s third car, it was built in 1921 on a Rubery-Owen frame and powered by a 1486cc monobloc engine designed by Hamilton Victor Robb, and today it is the only survivor of the original prototypes built by unsung chief mechanic Jack Addis.
The car will be the focal point of the Aston Martin Heritage Festival at the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire on Saturday 26 June, fresh from a two-year restoration by marque specialists Ecurie Bertelli.
And if you can’t make it but you’d still love to see the car, it will be exhibited at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust’s museum in Oxfordshire for a few weeks after the festival, plus it is set to star at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace on 3-5 September.
A3 will be joined at the Aston Martin Heritage Festival by cars from across the marque’s history, from pre-war Aston Martins and Lagondas, examples of the DB2, DB4, DB5, DB6, DBS and Tickford Specials to more modern rarities such as the One-77 and Vulcan.
A showcase of V8s featuring cars from 1968-2000 is also planned, plus a line-up of current models including the new-for-2021 Aston Martin Formula One safety and medical cars.
It all starts at 10am on Saturday 26 June. Find out more and buy tickets here.
Images: Tony Baker