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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Model History The first prototype of the Aston Martin DB7 was completed in November 1992 and debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the following year. The design of the car was done by by Ian Callum and Keith Helfet. The DB7 was positioned alongside the V8 Virage, introduced a few years earlier. With the production of the V8 Virage continuing at Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin required a ne
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