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Mercedes Atego truck chosen as Aston Workshop transporter

When it comes to transporting famous Aston Martin cars, only the Mercedes Atego will do for Aston Workshop.

The crucial job of Aston Workshop to transport their client’s cherished heritage vehicles has been handed to the Mercedes Atego.

Aston Workshop’s customers expect the highest standards of service as the most exclusive British-built luxury sports cars and grand tourers are ferried around the country.

The Durham-based company has now entrusted this task to the stylishly finished 12-tonner, which has been supplied by North-East dealer Bell Truck and Van.

The Atego is used to collect and deliver Aston Martins nationwide and has a BigSpace sleeper cab – the roomiest available for the Atego range.

The truck is also fitted with a fully enclosed twin-deck transporter body by German specialist Moetefindt. 

The Mercedes Atego 

Purpose-designed for light- and medium-duty distribution applications, the Mercedes Atego covers the 7.5 to 16 tonnes gross weight spectrum. 

The truck offers outstanding dynamics, comfort and manoeuvrability, while also enjoying an unrivalled reputation for reliability and durability.

As a 1224 variant, Aston Workshop‘s truck is powered by a 7.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that produces 238 hp and drives through a six-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated manual transmission.

The body was ordered via Moetefindt’s UK agent, JAC Technologies, of Dereham, Norfolk. 

The lockable rigid box provides full weather protection and security and features three-fold loading ramps that allow an extremely low loading angle for cars with minimal ground clearance. 

Eye-catching images of classic Aston Martin cars were applied by Top Signs, of Hexham, Northumberland.

Classic and modern Aston Martins

Aston Workshop is one of the UK’s leading sales and service providers for classic and modern Aston Martins. 

As well as maintaining cars, its expert engineers offer a range of restoration and upgrade packages. 

The company takes pride in offering customers a door-to-door delivery service encompassing not only cars but also any associated parts or fittings, which is provided by its own staff using the dedicated vehicle.

The Atego has replaced a 7.5-tonne truck by another manufacturer and will be inspected and maintained under a five-year Mercedes-Benz Complete Service Contract by the service team at Bell Truck and Van’s Billingham branch.

‘The new truck can carry two cars’

Workshop manager Neil Calvert said: “Our old transporter had a single deck and could only move one car at a time. The fact that the new truck can carry two cars gives us much more flexibility and will help us to meet the demands of our growing business.

“The Moetefindt bodywork is purpose-designed for sports and racing cars. It is built to an extremely high standard and complements our very smart-looking Atego perfectly. 

“The powerful brand image of the three-pointed star coupled with the eye-catching graphics has made for a vehicle with a really strong visual impact.”

He added: “The cab has a quality feel and is a big step up in terms of comfort. It’s a lot more spacious than our previous truck and is also better equipped and put together. 

“The Mercedes Atego enjoys an excellent reputation as a vehicle that can be trusted to provide years of reliable service, so we’re looking forward to a long and hassle-free operating life from our new

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