Local firm lands Aston Martin contract

Tim Wood of Classic Folios

Tim Wood of Classic Folios

An Eastleigh business which recently celebrated £1 million pounds worth of orders has just landed another plum contract supplying manuals for prestige sports cars.

Classic Folios, who produce high quality promotional manuals, have won an exclusive commission from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust for 100 leather bound manuals for owners of classic Aston Martins.

The ‘MotorFolios’ will be branded with the Trust’s logo and contain notes, archive photos, heritage certificates, factory records and copies of original brochures.

Owners can keep the Folios to add to the enjoyment of their vehicles or include them as an extra stamp of quality craftsmanship on re-sale.

Classic Folios Managing Director Tim Wood, a classic car enthusiast himself, said:

“Aston Martin is one of the most famous names in British motoring history and we are thrilled to continue our association with the brand. We already have close links with various Aston Martin heritage specialists such as Richard Stewart Williams, Desmond J. Smail and Classicmobilia.”

The commission comes as the Trust prepares for Aston Martin’s centenary in 2013 and will apply to any models built up to the Victor Gauntlett era in the late 1980s.

In addition to its core business of supplying custom promotional folios for property developers the company also provides MotorFolios for trade customers, private individuals and owners’ clubs.

As well as Aston Martin, associated brands include MG, Jensen, TVR and Mercedes.

Several of the 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs, the most expensive cars in the world – with prices of up to £15 million apiece – have their provenance documented in specially commissioned folios produced by the Parham Drive company which employs 17 people.

Classic Folios also supplied a Folio for the first Koenigsegg CC, the Swedish supercar designed and built by Christian von Koenigsegg, which became the fastest production car in the world during trials in 2005.


  2 comments for “Local firm lands Aston Martin contract

  1. Peter Stewart
    December 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Great British manufacturing! Bring it on!

  2. December 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Well done Classic Folios.

    Splendid news…not a bail out in site.

    Good to see an English company winning orders.

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