101 Aston Martins participated in the centenary line-up...
... with car 101 being the CC100, offering a glimpse of what future Astons may look like
Astons new and old, including the Bertone Jet 2, were on display
This one-off prototype DP215 was part of the Le Mans show area
The A3 is the oldest surviving Aston Martin. Built in 1922, it made its first public outing at the Kop hill climb
The avenue of Aston Martins was free to browse
The Nimrod, in this case NRAC2/005, was a V8-powered Group C car that competed in the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans
In the background sits the V8 Vantage GT2, which went to Le Mans in 2009
The DB4GT Zagato, seen here in the centre of the shot, is one of only 23 built
The DP215 use a 4.0-litre straight six which produced 326bhp
Aston Martin's Vantage V600 features a twin-supercharged V8 that produces - unsurprisingly - 600bhp
The A3 was fully restored to its original specification after decades of modifications that included different bodywork
The Series 4 Lagonda was launched in 1986. Only 29 right-hand-drive facelifted UK models were built; 105 were made in total
This DB2 prototype was adopted by David Brown, who acquired Aston Martin in 1947, as his personal road car
Aston's V8 Vantage Volante was offered with a 410bhp 'X-pack' engine or a 435bhp 'Big Bore' variant
The 'Razor Blade' made its first racing appearance at Brooklands, in August 1923
The 'Ultimate Edition' V12 Vanquish was built to commemorate the end of production at Aston's Newport Pagnell plant
Predictably, several Bond cars were on display - including this, the V8 Vantage Series 2 from 'The Living Daylights'
The DB7 went in to production in June 1994; it started life as 'Project NPX'
Aston's DB7 V12 Vantage proved a popular model and over 4000 were made
The V8 Vantage N24 prototype finished 24th out of 220 cars in the 2006 ADAC 24-Hour race
The DBS UB-2010 was built to mark the tenth year of Dr. Ulrich Bez's tenure as Aston Martin's CEO
The DB9 Coupe was the first car to be built in Aston Martin's new factory at Gaydon
A 510bhp V12 allows the V12 Vantage Roadster to reach a top speed in excess of 190mph
This is the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial, which takes styling cues from Zagato models from the 1950s
The DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial is a one-off creation designed to honour Aston's centenary
It's claimed that the car "personifies the timelessness of the Aston Martin/Zagato marque."
The rear view of the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial more clearly shows off its 'double bubble' roof design
Originally registered as 'MT 3009', this '3 Seater Sports' is one of the oldest surviving examples of its kind
The Aston Martin Bulldog concept was thought to be capable of 237mph, but it only ever recorded 192mph during testing
Many have come to recognise Aston Martins due to their association with James Bond
Many Aston Martins from the 1930s were on display, including the Speed Model Type C
Aston Martin made its debut at Le Mans in 1928
2 VEV, an Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, used a 3.7-litre straight six that produced 314bhp. It competed at Le Mans in 1961
The Ulster, registration BML 329, was a Le Mans team car
This 15/98 Short Chassis Tourer is one of 49 built by Abbey Coachworks
KMD 69 is a Speed Model Type C. Its styling and colour scheme earned it the nickname 'Flying Banana'.
This Le Mans was entered in to the arduous Alpine Trial in 1932
The DB2/4 Competition Spyder was built by Bertone
Aston's DB6 saloon was launched in October 1965
Aston Martin will be continuing its centenary celebrations over the next several weeks
The Lola-Aston Martin took part in Le Mans in 1967
BML 328, an Ulster, makes its way out of Kensington Gardens
The DB3S/9 was introduced in 1953 as a Le Mans car
Aston's DB4 GT Zagato was unveiled at the 1960 London Motor Show. Only 19 were made.
The DB5 was virtually identical to the Series 5 DB4, but used a 4.0-litre straight-six twin-cam engine
Models from Aston Martin's current line-up were also on display
This is the Aston Martin DBS that Roger Moore drove in the TV series 'The Persuaders!'
The DBS V8 Ogle, known as 'The Sotheby Special', was reputed to cost £28,750 new - the cost of four Ferrari Daytonas
Aston's CC100 Speedster Concept is powered by a 6.0-litre V12; it was car number 101 in the line-up
Aston Martin continued its year of centenary celebrations this weekend with a unique display of the most significant Aston Martins ever made.
Kensington Gardens, which is home to Kensington Palace, played host to the line-up of 101 iconic cars. Also on display was Aston Martin's current range, new coachbuilt Zagato models and myriad privately owned Aston Martins.
The oldest-surviving Aston Martin at the show, and number one in the line-up, was the A3 - one of just three cars built during 1922. It led a chequered and varied history, appearing at various points with different bodywork and engines. When its competition days were over, the A3 had been altered beyond recognition.
In 2002, however, the car came up for auction and was correctly identified. It was acquired by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and subsequently fully restored. Other Astons on display from the twenties included a 1925 Tourer and a 1926 Cloverleaf.
The last car in the line-up was the CC100 Speedster Concept, a two-seat sports car that evokes the race-winning DBR1 and hints at what future Astons may look like. Underneath its carbonfibre bodywork is the latest version of Aston’s VH platform, and power comes from a 6.0-litre V12 engine which is coupled to a six-speed automated sequential manual transmission.
Despite its outlandish looks, it's a drivable car that's claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in just over four seconds. Aston Martin's CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez said: "This car is more than a simple 'birthday present' to ourselves. It shows that the soul of Aston Martin - the thing that differentiates us from all other car makers - is as powerful as ever."
Other highlights included the DB2 prototype, the Mark II Long Chassis Special Sports Saloon, the DB4 GT Zagato, the Vantage Le Mans and Aston's latest V12 Vantage S.
The company will continue marking its 100th anniversary over the next month with a series of tours, culminating in Aston Martin featuring as the honoured marque at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2013.
Click the images above to see more pictures from the 2013 Aston Martin Centenary Celebrations at Kensington Gardens.