Aston Martin History

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Aston Martin, founded in a small London workshop in 1914 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford have grown into one of the worlds finest producers of luxury sports cars.

In almost 90 years the company has only produced just over 16,000 cars, such is the time consuming craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into building these remarkable cars.

It says much of the company that 80% of all Aston Martins ever built are still in use today.

All Aston Martin customers can visit the company's workshop in Newport Pagnell to see their own unique Aston Martin being created. Aston Martin say "sports cars should be built to the highest standards", without doubt Aston Martin do the job admirably, nobody does it better.

Because of his love of motor sports, tractor tycoon David Brown bought the company in 1947; to be honest the first DB was a bit of let down an underpowered 4-cylinder.

However he quickly redeemed himself with the DB2, a powerful straight six that could achieve 130mph and the build quality was superb, this car would set the pace for all subsequent Aston Martins.

In 1964 the DB5 became world famous, appearing in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Also see: Aston Martin Heritage
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