The Top 5 Classic Aston Martin Super Cars
When it comes to classic Aston Martin cars, it’s hard to narrow the list down to just five. Every Aston Martin — be it new or pre-owned — wows with indomitable performance, luxury features, and distinctive style. However, there are a few models that have stood the test of time and distinguished themselves. Check out our picks below for the top 5 classic Aston Martin cars, based on factors like rarity, cost, and special features.
1. Aston Martin Ulster (1935)
You can’t get much more classic than the Aston Martin Ulster. This wasn’t the first car built by the brand, but was a replica of the car that earned the 1934 Ulster Tourist Trophy. For the time, the Aston Martin Ulster was incredibly powerful with its 85-hp 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that could reach 100 mph.
2. Aston Martin DBR1 (1956)
The DBR1 earned Aston Martin a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. It was driven by Carroll Shelby (Shelby Cobra) and Roy Salvadori. Five DBR1 models were built by Aston Martin but only one was ever made available to the public for sale. It sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale for a whopping $22,550,000.
3. Aston Martin DB5 (1964)
If you’re a fan of the old James Bond movies, you might recognize this car from the 1964 film, Goldfinger. It can also be seen in other films like Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, and Spectre. The Aston Martin DB5 was essentially a more evolved version of the DB4 and costs around $1,000,000 in mint condition.
4. Aston Martin V8 Vantage (1977)
In 1977, the V8 Vantage was introduced at “Britain’s First Supercar.” It soared up to 170 mph and accelerated from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds, making it quicker than the Ferrari Daytona. Not to mention, the V8 Vantage had James Bond cred of its own, appearing in The Living Daylights in 1987. Today’s Vantage specs are even more impressive, with a top speed of 195 mph for the V8 engine.
5. Aston Martin Vulcan (2015)
When you picture a “supercar,” chances are you visualize something that looks a lot like the Aston Martin Vulcan. Based on the One-77, the Vulcan competed directly with the McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari FXXK. It housed a 820-hp 7.0L V12 and generated up to 2,322 lb-ft of downforce. Only 24 were made.
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