The history of a motor car and those that retail and maintain them is probably the single most important aspect of a Collectible vehicle provenance: Hersham and Walton Motors was run by partners John Heath and George Abecassis. Abecassis, a brave and stylish driver, had raced Atlas before and after the war, and went on to be a works driver for Aston Martin. Heath, a talented self-taught engineer, built up a streamlined Alta-based special for the 1948 season, and then followed it with an Alta-powered open-wheeler for 1949, winning the Manx Trophy on the Isle of Man. He called these two early cars HW-Altas.
Heath’s frequent overseas trips with the HW-Altas to races in France, Belgium and Sweden gave him the idea for a travelling team that could earn its keep from a busy programme of races on the Continent. For 1950 he laid down three Alta-powered cars that could be adapted to race in both Formula 2 and sports car events, living from race to race on the start money from the previous weekend, and making up in determination and spirit for what they lacked in equipment and funds. To raise extra cash, a fourth car was built for a private customer.
Like all good racing cars, however, the handful of HWMs that came out of this courageous little team lived on, and most of them have never stopped being campaigned. Today they are cherished by their handful of lucky owners as important, and very effective, historic racing cars. Britain’s all–conquering motor racing industry owes a great debt to those pioneering European forays of John Heath and George Abecassis.
The legend continues into the 21st Century..
It was once said, that, history without a future is simply that. History. History with a future, however, is Heritage. Nothing could better describe the approach of HWM Aston Martin. One of only two authorised dealers to be officially appointed Heritage Specialists in the UK, HWM is able to offer a complete package for your classic Aston Martin that will protect its future value while assuring you the best driving experience.
In our dedicated Classic workshops, our technicians utilise traditional mechanical expertise to service, repair and restore all Aston Martin models from 1965 onwards, now encompassing DB7 and Vanquish models. From general servicing, to parts and upgrades, and even vehicle sales, please contact us to find out how HWM is the ideal carer for your pride & joy. After all, we have been caring for these outstanding motorcars since 1951
The ‘Flying Technician’ service
As the world’s oldest Aston Martin dealership, we are delighted to be able to bring our technical expertise to you. Have your Aston Martin serviced by one of our Aston Martin technicians at home, work or where the vehicle is stored.
The cost of this facility is £79.00 plus the standard cost of the service.
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Modern Collectible and Ultra rare to Everyday..
Born out of a desire to build the purest, most beautiful interpretation of the VH chassis Aston Martin Vantage, the V600 was a very fitting end to this timelessly beautiful shape. A run of just 7 Coupe and 7 Roadsters were built for the world. POA
Some of our Classic and Collectible examples
Servicing and Maintenance of your Aston or other sports car..
It is part of our mission to cater to all of your driving needs. That is why we offer a comprehensive list of service, maintenance and repair options. If you have recently had an accident or you simply want a vehicle health check, we invite you to visit our state-of-the-art service centre.
Our manufacturer-trained technicians provide honest and accurate advice that you can trust. If your Sports Car, Alfa Romeo, or Jeep requires work, we will suggest only the most efficient and cost-effective method. Every time you visit, we will treat your vehicle to a complimentary vehicle health check. Our service centre uses the latest diagnostic equipment to ensure that no detail is missed. Our team will rigorously inspect your tyres, brakes, suspension and under-body, amongst other details, ensuring they are all working as they should do.
We are proud to offer you our new SMART repair service. This affordable alternative is concerned only with minor repairs to help prevent you incurring the cost of a service you don’t need. Specifically, our SMART repair option will inspect exterior paint chips, alloy wheel quality, the condition of the interior leather and the windscreen. After just one appointment your car will feel brand new.
Our Approved Bodyshops are familiar with a range of vehicle malfunctions and accidents. Because we offer servicing for any car marque, no job is unexpected and unfamiliar. If you’ve had a road accident we can correct your car quickly and effectively.