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From the Coal Scuttle to the Cygnet with some stunning beauties in between, we present Aston Martin's beautiful automotive history

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1914 Coal Scuttle, made by dropping a 1.4-litre, Coventry-Simplex, four-cylinder engine into a 1908 Isotta Fraschini voiturette chassis. It was this car, dubbed the “Coal Scuttle,” that became the first “Aston-Martin.”

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1924 - Bamford & Martin Side Valve Team Car, one of the company's open bodied two-seater sports specials of the pre-war years.

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1939 Lagnoda V12 Rapide. In Aston Martin's first 90 years the company built fewer than 15,000 cars.

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1948-1950 DB1 premiered at the 1948 London Motor Show. Only 14 of these two-litre sports cars were built. This car begins to feature the recognisable Aston Martin grille shape that is seen today.

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1953-1955 DB2-4. The company claims this is the world's first hatchback. It had a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h).

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1961-1963 DB4 Convertible. A 3.7-litre in-line six cylinder engine would propel this car at speeds up to 225 km/h.

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1963-1965 DB5. This car, based on the earlier DB4, had a 4.0-litre engine. Only 1059 examples were produced. It was featured in the James Bond movies Goldfinger and the recent Skyfall.

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1965-1969 DB6

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1972-1989 AMV8

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1977-1989 V8 Vantage. Released in 1977, this 274 km/h car was accepted as both Aston Martin and Britain’s first supercar.

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1988-1990 V8 Zagato Volante - Only 50 coupes and 35 volantes of this model were produced. Top speed: 186 mph (300 km/h)

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1994-2003 DB7

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1999-2003 DB7 Vantage was the first car to boast a V12 engine, it produced 420 hp/400 lb-ft of torque.

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2001-2007 V12 Vanquish was designed by Ian Callum, who also designed the DB7. Its 6.0-litre engine gave it a top speed of 305 km/h.

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2003-2012 DB9 was launched at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was recently redesigned.

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2013 Aston Martin DB9.

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2013 Aston Martin Cygnet, the "luxury city car," has a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT.

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Aston Martin recently introduced the One 77, which sells for over £1,000,000. It has a carbon fibre chassis and a handcrafted aluminum body. Only 77 of the 7.3-litre V12 supercars will be built.

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V12 Vantage - has a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), with a 0-62 mph time of just 4.5 seconds. The engine offers two driving options - "normal" for everyday driving, and Sport mode, for "dynamic driving situations."

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Aston Martin's new Vanquish is $295,000, and sold by order only.

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