The Hilton Stamp



When a good client of ours asked us to restore his prized Aston Martin, we were delighted to be given the opportunity to take on such an exciting project. He had owned the car from new and wanted to restore it to its former glory. This is a unique car in that it had a body kit retro-fitted in Newport Pagnell, and it’s one we have never seen before. As soon as we got our hands on the car, we carried out a detailed appraisal and road test before stripping it. The car drove as well as any Aston V8 we have driven, so we then removed the engine and transmission which was collected by Geoff Page and his team with instructions to strengthen various elements related to the mounting of the engine and transmission, in addition to a fully built engine. As we stripped the Aston, it became quite clear that despite the relatively benign appearance of the exterior, the car had suffered very badly from rust in a host of areas – principally the sills.

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