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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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Auburn Fall event, 30 August - 2 September 2018. Estimate:$45,000 - $55,000 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/AF18.
Note - more photos/ info to follow I am selling my full restored Aston Martin, please see pictures. Since restored it has done less than 1000 miles. The car drive perfectly and has been kept indoors inside my house since the restoration. I have kept the car in an underground garage in Bermondsey London during the summer period. Please let me know if you would like a viewing.
2003 Automatic with the sort after V12 Engine. The coachwork is metallic Navy Blue with a Truffle cream and piped blue leather trim, along with matching Aston Martin Navy blue Carpets and mats. The car is in very good condition and has covered only 30900 miles. It has a full service history complete with every original MOT. It has just had new tyres and a new MOT so its ready to go!
Aston Martin DB9, Midnight Blue with Caspian Blue Leather and Taylors Grey Head lining. Gun metal grey door capping and centre console. 65,000 miles with loads of history with paperwork. Extremely tidy and cared for. MOT till Nov 2018, but happy to put it in early to reassure. 4 owners, but one registered twice, due to name change. Mot 2017 63,680, 2016 62,529, 2015 61,194, 2014 59,547, 2