Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special

| 23 Aug 2018
Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special

We’re excited to bring you our brand-new Aston Martin Greatest Hits special.

In the year that marks the 60th anniversary of the car that, stylistically at least, must be the most important in the firm’s history, the game-changing DB4, you won’t want to miss this. 

It's priced at £8 and you can find full details of how to order it at the bottom of this story. But we'll start by telling you why you'll want to…


Aston Martin Greatest Hits: what's inside?

Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special
Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special
Join us as we sample the earliest Aston Martin – and an icon

There’s only one place to start – at the very beginning. So our latest Greatest Hits kicks off with a drive in the oldest-surviving Aston Martin.

Jump on board as we take A3 on a pilgrimage to the marque’s roots and discover the skills required to complete its fabulous restoration.

And of course we couldn’t have an Aston Martin special without celebrating the DB4, 5 and 6. Simon Taylor tells the story of the first family of Aston Martin road cars.

Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special
Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special
Check out this stunning one-off and the first Volante model

The unique Aston Martin Jet, a Bertone-styled masterpiece is another stunner – and another must-read feature!

Over half a century after its debut, this DB4GT-based marvel still takes your breath away.

We’re also behind the wheel of the first Volante, the straight-six Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante.

In fact, writes Richard Heseltine, “According to those in the know, this is about as desirable as ’60s Aston Martin road cars get.”

Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special
Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special
Moving forward, we hit the road in six V8s and a pair of DB7s

Upping the cylinder count, we sample six V8s, from DBS V8 to Virage and mighty Vantage, to understand their enduring appeal – and enjoy their glorious soundtracks.

Plus, Martin Buckley puts Aston’s V8 head-to-head with the Jensen Interceptor – which comes out on top?

Grab our Greatest Hits and you can also join us in conversation with design guru Ian Callum and behind the wheel of the DB7, DB9 and V8 Vantage.

And what about Aston’s rich competitive history? From a trio of 1930s racers, to the 1948 Spa 24 Hours winner and the mighty DB4GT Zagato, via a retrospective with Sir Stirling Moss, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Classic & Sports Car – Don’t miss our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special
Don't miss this epic Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

How to buy our Aston Martin Greatest Hits special

C&SC’s Aston Martin Greatest Hits special is available in selected newsagents and supermarkets for £8, and online for £9.99 by clicking here. Note that the online price includes postage and packaging.

If you’re in the USA or Canada, you can buy your copy at one of 640 Barnes & Noble stores in North America for $14.95 (US dollars). In addition, US residents can get one sent direct to their door, still for $14.95 plus shipping, by calling 954-579-5280. But please note, North American supply is limited, so buy yours now to avoid disappointment!

And don’t forget, this is the third volume in our Greatest Hits series, following our Jaguar and Porsche specials, both of which are still available.