Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford at Aston Hill, Oxfordshire, Aston Martin has established an enviable reputation for producing high-quality sports cars. The pre-war years were unstable for Aston Martin as it was run as a "rich mans hobby" by a number of owners. In 1947 Yorkshire industrialist (Sir) David Brown purchased the company and introduced a range of models that would go on to become legendary.
Despite the efforts of David Brown, and association with fictional character James Bond, the company found itself in financial trouble during the mid-1970s. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the company began to gather strength throughout the late 1970s/early 1980s. In 1987 Aston Martin attracted the attention of the Ford Motor Company, who acquired 75% of the company's shares.
In March 2007, Ford announced it had agreed to sell Aston Martin to a consortium comprised of David Richards, John Sinders, Investment Dar and Adeem Investment Co. The company continues to go from strength to strength as it produces the DB7 and V8 models in ever increasing quantities.
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This 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Auto is described by the vendor as driving well and to be in good all round condition, covering only 2,000 miles in the last three and a half years. The vendor is unable to guarantee the mileage from new, but the service record shows 11 stamps, which should provide some confidence. Also, a print out from the DVLA MOT Register from 2006 with recorded mileages is in
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Villa Erba event, 25 May 2019. Check back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ve19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Villa Erba event, 25 May 2019. One of 14 left-hand drive examples fitted with a manual transmissionFinished in attractive Javelin Grey over black leatherOnly 15,500 kms from newRecent recommissioning Perhaps one of Aston Martin’s more controversial designs, the V8 Vantage Zagato is an ode to the past wrapped up in a forward-thinking design. Desiring a lig