The Aston Martin Heritage Trust was established by the Aston Martin Owners Club as a registered Charity in 1998, in order to preserve and develop the substantial heritage assets of the Club.
At that time these comprised a largely un-catalogued archive of documents, photographs and memorabilia and a 1934 Ulster. This car had been bequeathed to the Club on condition that it would be available to Members for their use.
Since its inception the Trust has continued to develop this Collection, now housed in a wonderfully restored tithe barn at Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire, where it is co-located with the Owners Club HQ. We have several cars on display including A3, the oldest surviving Aston Martin, which we acquired and had totally restored.
Our full-time Curator continues to catalogue donated items and to provide a comprehensive display of AM artefacts, of interest to AMOC members or anyone with an interest in the evocative Aston Martin heritage.
The Trustees’ aim and formal responsibility is to preserve and enhance this heritage. We are delighted to welcome visitors to the Barn and can discharge our educational responsibilities by providing library research facilities for scholars interested in studying further the history of the marque. In addition we hold two lectures per year, the Dudley Coram Memorial lecture and the Walter Hayes Memorial lecture, both of which explore the heritage in some detailed aspect.
Please see the AMHT website for more details of the Collection, our work and to contact us.