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2. Coal Scuttle (1915) - The first Aston Martin (Registered on 16th March). It is christened ‘Coal Scuttle’ and powered by a 1389cc Coventry Climax engine (AMHT)

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Legendary British car manufacturer Aston Martin is celebrating its 100th birthday. The company was founded on January 15, 1913, by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Initially called Bamford and Martin Ltd, it was rebranded Aston Martin a year later. The luxury maker has produced more than 60,000 sports cars over the years - but perhaps it is most famous for being the preferred method of transportation for the one and only James Bond. Here's ten of the best from the Aston Martin production line...