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  • Two books

    The Essence

    Aston Martin
    from DB2 to DB6

    Limited Edition

The Essence From DB2 to DB6

380,00 €

A set of 2 volumes in a slip case, covering the fifties and the sixties of Aston Martin cars. 1400 exclusive pictures, done by the author, 10 years of research and investigations to find the cars and owners. 135 different cars, choosen to show with pictures every model build by the factory.

All versions  :

left hand drive, right hand drive;

standard engine, Vantage engine,

Saloon, Fixed Head Coupé, Drophead Head Coupé, Convertible, Volante, convertibles with hard top, in each series.

Each chapter describe the birth of the car, development, history, production and periodic road test. With different models for each chapter showing accurate pictures and artistic pictures, it will give you a precise understanding of the cars.

Technical details of each model, production numbers, identification, presentation side by side, outside & inside pictures of brochures and handbooks, useful car comparison, to understand them easily.

The main purpose is to give an extensive view of the evolution car per car with pictures and text all together gathered in a luxury slip case.

Share the passion, history and a great liking for the cars build by David Brown company, from an artistic and precise angle.

The Aston Martin Heritage Trust 2020 Calendar, is another opportunity to find Etienne’s art picture ….Mr August

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Technical details:

  • 500 pages in 2 volumes
  • Luxury slip case covered with metal-x weave in silver
  • Printed in Belgium, Offset process
  • Size 31 x 27 cm / Weight 5kg
  • Paper : Fedrigoni Symbol Tatami Satin White 150gr
  • Language : English

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Learn more
about the book

It is for me both a great honour and a privilege to be asked to write the foreword to these two volumes of Aston Martin books covering the period of Aston Martin manufacturing from the DB2 to the DB6. I commend Etienne Dricot and his team on their tremendous, effort, the quality of photography with such attention to detail that makes these particular Aston Martin books very special.
Kingsley Riding-Felce,
Director – Aston Martin Lagonda Limited
Touring - Superleggera - Tickford - Newport Pagnell - Feltham 

the author

Etienne Dricot was born 1964 in the Ardennes, grew up in eastern France, saw his first Aston Martin on TV screen with “The persuaders”.
Passing through London in the eighties I discovered these beautiful cars with shiny bodies and noisy engines. This was my first contact with the Aston Martin World. Back in France I looked for information about the brand and I met the president of AMOC Club Mr Audouin de Dampierre. He offered me the privilege of driving one of his Astons, a DB6 Volante. I catched the Virus.
On the advice of Audoin, I subscribed in the AMOC English Club in 1992. I started to combine my passion for photography with the new one for Aston Martin. During my participation in the numerous events of the club I photographed all the cars met, so far having more than 15.000 pictures in the photo library. It was in 2009 during the Bonham’s auction that in the middle of a chat about the brand's books that the idea arisen to make a book in our turn to share our passion for the brand.
Since then, I have oriented my photo research on specific models to complement my already collection. Ten years later, the first two-volume book covering the years from DB2 to DB6 is now available for sale.

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