On Aston Martin

by Neil Murray

During the ten years following the publication of Aston Martin – The Compleat Car Aston Martin were very active, producing many new models under the ownership of the Ford Motor Company. More cars were sold in the Ford era than in all of the preceding years.

It therefore seemed appropriate to publish a new book looking at the whole history of the company and its cars, bringing the story up to date. Over 700 photographs were chosen, the bulk of these either commissioned by us from Richard Newton or selected from Brian Joscelyne’s extraordinary archive, mostly colour and never seen before.

Neil Murray has written a new history, using the sound scholarship of Aston Martin – The Compleat Car, but expanding and improving on the original. Introduced with foreword by Rowan Atkinson, On Aston Martin is intended to be the reference book, telling the story of the company, the production and special-bodied cars, pre- and post-war motor racing and showing the differences between all the models as they evolved. Richard Loveys has prepared a lengthy overview of Aston Martin model cars that features almost 40 photographs.

Some 750 photographs and 100,000 words of text have been assembled into a monster book of over 500 pages, measuring 350mm x 350mm.

It is presented in two limited editions of just 600 numbered copies.


“Magnificent, sumptuous, comprehensive. Three words that describe the latest limited edition from Palawan Press. Three more words: jeez it’s heavy… Aston fans will spend hours poring over the pics; the shots of classic racers, especially, are sublime. There’s no denying it’s a hugely expensive indulgence but it does feel like your money’s worth.”EVO’S ‘ESSENTIALS’