Following in the footsteps of Ferrari Classiche, Aston Martin has launched a new certification program for its historic vehicles.
With values of many Aston Martin models now reaching into seven figures, the requirement to authenticate a car’s history and identity is paramount to the security of your investment. That’s why Aston Martin Works has launched its new ‘Assured Provenance’ program, to offer the most in-depth analysis of any historic Aston and provide official certification.
The new service offers four levels of authentication for every car. First inspected by the company’s in-house heritage department, Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, the finding are then passed on to a new Sanctioning Committee. Depending on its condition and history, the car will be awarded certification from Platinum to Bronze.
If the car is successfully awarded certification through the program, the owner will receive a special case, which houses the certification, photographic record of the car, digital data via a USB device, as well as sill and dashboard plaques.
Throughout the process, Aston Martin will capture 3D digital scans of the car, which will then be held by the company. Owing to the hand-built nature of older Aston Martins, each car is unique – making this digital fingerprint of the car important and extremely useful for future reference.
Paul Spires, Managing Director of Aston Martin Works, said: ‘The values of many Aston Martin heritage models are now such that a formal, officially sanctioned and operated, provenance certification scheme is a natural development for the brand.
‘As with everything we do here at Aston Martin Works we will take the utmost care to painstakingly assess each car submitted to this process, thereby allowing the Sanctioning Committee to make a fully informed decision about the cars put forward for consideration.’