Profile: Adrian Johnson

Adrian Johnson is a family business that has been operating as a classic Aston Martin specialist since 1979 and provides a full range of services for models from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Profile: Adrian Johnson

The Adrian Johnson story

adrian and fatherChris Johnson – Adrian’s father – started Post Vintage after becoming disenchanted with work on his own Aston Martin DB2 and therefore undertook the work he required himself to a standard which quickly gained many admirers in Aston Martin and vintage car circles. Word of mouth soon played a part and Post Vintage began to specialise purely in classic Aston Martin work.

Adrian started helping out in the workshop at the tender age of 12 years old and as soon as he left school joined the firm, quickly developing an excellent reputation as a metal worker. Gradually becoming immersed in the day-to-day running, Adrian steered the business into the enterprise it is today and renamed it into Adrian Johnson two years ago. They now operate from an 18,000 square foot purpose built state of the art facility, providing in-house workshops, paint room and trim shop and offering a range of services from Aston Martin servicing to factory schedules, to concours prize winning restorations.

Their highly skilled staff have worked on some of the most significant Aston Martin models made and produced work of an unrivalled quality. Additionally they offer a selected number of classic Aston Martins for sale and provide sales and acquisition consultancy to clients worldwide.

The team at Adrian Johnson is passionate about classic Aston Martins and they can demonstrate how this is reflected in the quality of the work we produce. They cordially invite you to arrange to view their facilities and see why serious collectors trust them to look after their classic Aston Martin requirements.

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Find out more here or take a look at their listings on

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Cars For Sale

1968 Aston Martin DBS Vantage

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Supplied new as a factory demonstrator to Australia. This is the best rust-free original car we have ever seen! Find out more

1964 Aston Martin DB5 to Vantage specification

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Supplied new in Sierra blue with grey hides. Current owner since January 1991 . Continuous use since and maintained regardless of cost. New sills and chassis outriggers etc.

Huge history file. Ready to be used with confidence and very reliable. Find out more

1968 Aston Martin DB6

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Subject to a comprehensive refurbishment by a well renown Aston specialist to the highest of standards. Full bare metal respray, full retrim and fully detailed throughout making it one of the very best in existence. Wonderful comprehensive history file dating back to 1969! A reference example of a DB6 which drives very well. Find out more

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

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A superb example of a fast road DB2/4 – equally at home as a spirited yet civilised road car emninently suitable for European Touring, or alternatively, on the track in class 1 of AMOC speed events. The car was restored by Four Ashes garage and prepared for light competition/fast road use and features an engine built off a new Vetus block, MK111 crankshaft and gas flowed head running DB3S camshafts. The car runs twin SU’s so is really docile in traffic and easy to drive, but responds with enthusiasm when given the instruction…

The car features a lovely interior which is enhanced by the fitment of safe, modern competition bucket seats, with full competition harnesses. These seats make the cockpit a very comfortable and secure place to be and are more loss essential when you extend the dynamic capabilities of this exciting car to drive. Needs nothing other an enthusiastic new custodian. Find out more

1952 Aston Martin DB2 MM Eligible

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(NB – pictures show car as it is today – thumbnails show pix of car arrived – standard car pic and team car pictures are a representation of what it could look like… picture is a rough mock of the very rare and unusual factory delivery colour…would stand certainly stand out!)

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Now here is an interesting project….

“We purchased this 1952 Aston Martin DB2 LML/50/80 back in 2009 to restore as a Mille Miglia Eligible racecar. We were actually thinking along the lines of building the car to Works Lightweight Team Car specification, but despite good intentions the car has languished in our workshops as predictably work on customer cars has taken precedence… .” Find out more

1959 Aston Martin MKIII Drophead

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A copy of the original build sheet for the car shows the car’s delivery to it’s first owner, Joseph Paynton on the 8th August 1959.

In 1966, the second owner, Dr Free, an enthusiast and professional engineer bought the car to replace his Svecia Red AC Bristol convertible that he had christened “Jezebel” after the 1950’s Frankie Lane hit. This car had sadly been written off and the MK 3, was re-sprayed in Svecia Red. The paint was obtained on special order from the AC in Thames Ditton and “Jezebel 2″ was born.

A new differential and rear axle were fitted by Whites of Maidenhead in 1967 and in 1968, Lowe’s of Whyteleaf replaced the hood with a new one in matching Svecia Red to exactly match the look of “Jezebel 1″. Dr Free’s job took him to the USA at this time and Lowe’s arranged shipment of the car to New York where a dock strike held up arrival of the car until February 1969… . Find out more

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