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Aston Martin’s birthday celebrations in pictures

As a part of its 100th birthday celebrations Aston Martin recently showcased the new DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial.

Jul 23, 2013 | By AFPRelaxnews

Aston Martin Kensington Gardens

The British luxury car manufacturer marks its centenary in inimitable style and with the biggest gathering of Aston Martins in history — some 550 vehicles past, present and future with a combined value of some £1 billion (US$1.5 billion).

Kensington Gardens Aston Martin

Kensington Gardens

As befits a car company associated with British (fictional) secret service agents, aristocracy and nobility, Aston Martin chose the sumptuous surroundings of London’s Kensington Gardens for the week-long UK leg of its global centenary celebrations.

550 Aston Martins

550 Aston Martins

In total a record-breaking 550 Aston Martins were on display with a total insurance value of over £1 billion.

The Bond factor

The Bond factor

The event attracted over 50,000 visitors and featured a number of individual themed exhibitions and features, including a heavy focus on the brand’s association with James Bond.

Aston Martin A3

The A3

Every significant Aston Martin road car ever produced was represented from ‘A3′, the oldest surviving car…

Vanquish Volante Kensington Gardens

Vanquish Volante

…to the Vanquish Volante, Vanquish Centenary Edition and V12 Vantage S.

CC100 Kensington Gardens


The CC100 Speedster Concept, which made its debut at this May’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring race was also on show alongside a number of Aston Martin’s most historic race cars.

DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial

The DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial and the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial

One huge surprise was the inclusion of two special Zagato-designed cars – the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial and the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial, which until this event had only appeared as artist’s renderings and rumors.

Kensington Gardens AstonMartin

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