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Aston Martin History


This is the history of the brand Aston Martin since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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The British company Aston Martin was founded in 1913 in Geydone, in Warwickshire County Layonelem Martin and his friend Robert Bemford. That is why the original name of the company sounds like "Bamford & Martin". However, already in 1915, was released the first car under the name of "Aston Martin", where Aston - the name of the mountain on which Lionel Martin won the Singer-10 in 1913. The first Aston Martin had the 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, mounted on the chassis, 1908 from another designer - Izotta-Fraskini.

It is interesting, that the first Aston Martin in the period of military still produced - 14 vehicles were purchased by the company Sopvich. The second model Aston Martin was collected in the stables, leased Martin after the First World war. This model was produced in 1921-1925 years. In 1947, the company Aston Martin has been bought by the Corporation David brown limited, the owner of which was a long-time fan of the brand. It was then that the line of cars Aston Martin DB, where the letters had his own initials.

At the same brown purchased the company Lagonda, after which the symbiosis received the name of Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. The first sports Aston Martin with a 2-liter engine has been designed already in 1948 - brown methodically went to his goal, which was the victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans". By the way, in 1959, it is the car Aston Martin went out to her the winner. Since 1975, the company Aston Martin constantly resold, while in 1987 did not become the property of the Ford.

It is noteworthy that Aston Martin DB III in 1964, has become a machine bond in the novel Flemming "Goldfinger", whereas in the film "Goldfinger" and "Ball lightning" Agent 007 used Aston Martin DB5.

The company is famous for the fact that most of the models are made manually. In each of the "manual" Aston Martin has a bronze plaque, on which is written the name of the person who did and was responsible for a specific instance.

Currently the production belongs to a consortium of investors led by the owner of the company Prodrive, a long-time admirer and collector cars Aston Martin, David Richards.

At the auctions in largely sold modern model - DB7 and DB9. Buy DB7 Vantage, 2000 is for 30,000 pounds. More new machines 2004-2006 cost about 45-50 thousand pounds.

Much more expensive cost classic Aston Martin 60-ies. For the coupe DB6 the seller will ask for at least 65-70 thousand pounds.

In General, the В«retroВ» cars on the market are sold units and for them escalates a bitter struggle.

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