Aston Martin DB9

May's car of the month is provided by Aston Martin enthusiast Nigel Baker. This Aston Martin is a DB9 in Tungsten Silver with black leather interior and is very handsome. It is also very impressive with its 6 litre V12 engine, 6 speed gear box and lots of electronic gadgets.

Having been involved in classic cars since leaving school and having trained, and still working as, a panel beater repairing multi million pound cars Nigel has now collected 3 Aston Martins including the DB9 a DB7 and a Virage. The Virage was the 'unloved' Aston of its day with only 1000 built but is now a very collectable and solid investment.

Aston Martin is a company that has had a checquered background but is now back on the way up to where it belongs as one of the most iconic sports car manufacturers.

On the issue of cost Nigel says that "Running an Aston is not out of reach of the ordinary man as there are plenty of specialist garages who are extremely helpful and do not charge extortinate main dealer prices"