Vantage Roadster A3 Edition remembers the oldest surviving Aston Martin

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A great example of how to properly do a special edition.

Aston Martin has revealed the Vantage Roadster A3 Edition as a 100th birthday homage to the 1921 Aston Martin A3 — the oldest surviving Aston Martin. The A3 was the company’s third car, a prototype actually, powered by a 11 hp 1.5-litre 4-cylinder side-valve engine. Believe it or not, back in the day, the car was capable of lapping the Brooklands circuit at 84.5 mph (136 km/h).

Commissioned by the dealer Aston Martin HWM, the Vantage Roadster A3 Edition is “strictly limited” to just 3 units, with each carrying a price tag of £186,000.

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Developed in collaboration with Aston Martin’s Q division, the Vantage Roadster A3 Edition gets some thoughtfully curated touches inspired by the original car. These include the mesh grille with a neat little bronze Aston Martin heritage badge,

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