Specialising in the sales, restoration and servicing of Aston Martins past and present, we’re one of the world’s leading experts when it comes to the legendary marque.
Aston Martin is in our DNA. We have worked solely with the brand for almost half a century, and our base in Buckinghamshire is just a stone’s throw from the original Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell.
Our 6,000ft² facility is home to over 300 years of Aston Martin service experience, with many members of our talented team having worked for the manufacturer. Together, we provide world-class servicing and restoration of post-1958 models, while Aston Service London offers a full service facility for our London-based clients.
But we’re not just about the cars that made Aston Martin famous. Our sister site in West London, Aston Sales of Kensington offers a range of new era models.
Should you ever need a spare part, whatever model you drive, we can get you back on the road sooner, stocking more than half-a-million pounds of spares.
Desmond is affectionately known as 'Mr. Aston Martin', telling you everything you need to know. He’s one of the most renowned characters in the Aston Martin world, having first worked on the brand in 1976 as an apprentice mechanic. There’s probably nobody that has spent more time behind the wheel of a Vanquish than Desmond.
Mark Busfield – Managing Director
After starting off as an apprentice mechanic, Mark spent 30 years in motorsport, managing manufacturer campaigns in the FIA World Rally Championship and FIA World Touring Car Championship, most recently bringing home three world titles. His love of the automobile goes beyond the workplace: in his spare time, Mark campaigns a classic trials car.
Mark Hewitt – Parts Manager
With 27 years at Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell site to his name, Mark and his encyclopedic knowledge of the DB4 and Vanquish models joined the team in 2010. He can locate even the most obsolete parts in the shortest possible time, test him!
Including the pinnacle of the sport, Formula One, Mark brings three decades of experience and know-how from the world of motorsport to the workshop. Among the highlights, Mark worked with Cosworth as a Development & Trackside Support Engineer on a variety of projects, including Jaguar F1 and with Fernando Alonso during his rookie season at Minardi, while Aston Martin is in his blood, through several Le Mans campaigns with Prodrive.
With a wealth of experience initially growing up in Olney in the local family car business in a variety of roles, Jonathan also shares the family passion for Vintage and Classic cars. He left the family firm to gain experience in sales and sales management for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Land Rover before joining Desmond J Smail.
Our team of dedicated technicians, upholsters, engine builders and chassis craftsmen offer an unrivalled combination of experience, and are committed to delivering the outstanding service that has made Desmond J. Smail a market leader. With decades spent working on the cars, the team is happy to share their knowledge with those who are starting their Aston Martin journey.