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SPY VIDEO : Aston Martin DBRS9 spy video in Nurburgring - Oct 09 8:41 PM
A new 2008 model was caught at Nurburgring testing! The DBRS9 is the production version of the Aston Martin DBS used in the Casino Royale movie.

Berger seeks new Aston Villa deal - Oct 09 7:50 AM
Patrik Berger wants a new contract with Aston Villa Football Club. Despite not making a first team appearance in almost twelve months, the Czech ace is nearing full fitness and is hoping to impress Martin O’Neill enough to win a new contract.

Baros staying at Aston Villa - Oct 09 3:19 AM
Martin O’Neill insists Milan Baros is staying at Aston Villa Football Club. The Czech Republic international striker looked set to be on his way out of Villa Park during the summer, yet when O’Neill replaced David O’Leary as manager his situation changed.

2008 Aston Martin DBRS9 - Oct 06 9:50 AM
This is the first spy video of the upcoming 2008 Aston Martin DBRS9, a street version of the Aston Martin DBS which will make its debut in Casino Royale, the next James Bond film due out later this year.

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Aston Martin Lagonda
Type Private (subsidiary of Ford)
Founded 1913
Headquarters Gaydon, Warwickshire, astin martin England
Key people Ulrich Bez, CEO
Industry Automotive
Products Automobile
Parent Ford Motor Company

Aston Martin astonmartin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury cars headquartered at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. aston marton The company name was derived from the Aston Clinton hill climb and one of asto martin the company's founders, Lionel Martin. Since 1994 Aston Martin has astom martin been part of the Premier Automotive Group division of Ford Motor Company, though Ford asten martin announced in August aston marrtin 2006 that it was considering selling the firm.[1]


  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Foundation
    • 1.2 Inter ason martin war years
    • 1.3 The David Brown aston martan era
    • 1.4 Changing ownership
    • 1.5 The aston marin Ford era
  • 2 Models
    • 2.1 Pre-war cars
    • 2.2 Post-war aston matin GT cars
    • 2.3 Post-war supercars
    • 2.4 Other
    • 2.5 Current ashton martin models
    • 2.6 Future models
  • 3 Race aston martin cars
  • 4 Astons on film
  • 5 Famous owners
  • 6 Notes
  • 7 External aston martin db9 links



Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The two had joined forces as aston martin dbs Bamford & Martin the previous year to aston martin v8 vantage sell cars made by Singer from premises in Callow Street, London. Martin raced specials at aston martin v12 vanquish the Aston Hill near Aston Clinton, and the aston martin rapide pair decided to make their own vehicles. The first car to be named Aston Martin was created by Martin by aston martin db5 fitting a four-cylinder Coventry-Simplex engine to the chassis of a 1908 Isotta-Fraschini.[2] They acquired aston martin dbr9 premises aston martin cars at Henniker Place in Kensington and produced their first car in March 1915. Production could not start because of World War aston martin db7 I and Martin joined the Admiralty and Bamford the Royal Army Service Corps. All aston martin db7 vantage machinery was sold to the aston martin logo Sopwith Aviation Company

Inter war years

After the war hiatus, the company was refounded aston martin vanquish s at Abingdon Road, Kensington and a new car designed which would carry the Aston-Martin name. Bamford left in aston martin sport exhaust 1920 and the company was revitalised with funding aston martin wallpaper from Count Louis Zborowski. In 1922, Bamford & Martin produced cars to compete in 2007 aston martin dbs pics the French Grand Prix, and the cars set world speed and endurance records at Brooklands. The company went bankrupt in 1924 aston martin toro red and was bought by Lady Charnwood who put her son John aston martin db8 Benson on the board. The company failed again in 1925 and the factory closed in aston martin v8 1926 with Lionel Martin leaving.

Later that year, a number of 2007 aston martin dbs rich investors, including Lady Charnwood, took control of the company and renamed it aston martin hi res desktop downloads Aston Martin Motors, and moved the firm to the former Citroën plant aston martin v-12 vanquish in Feltham. John Benson brought in Augusto Bertelli as designer. aston martin driving gloves The 1929 Aston Martin International was another successful racer and was followed by the Le Mans and search james bonds cars bmw aston martin the Ulster. Financial problems reappeared in 1932 and the company was rescued by L Prideaux search for james bonds cars bmw aston martin Brune who funded it for the following year before passing the company on to Sir Arthur aston martin wallpapers aston martin db9 volante Sutherland. In 1936, the company decided to concentrate on road cars. Car production aston martin lagonda had always been on a small scale and from the company's founding until the advent of World War II halted work only aston martin posters about 700 had been made. During the war years aircraft james bond aston martin components were made.

The David Brown era

In 1947, David Brown Limited bought the company under the leadership of aston martin db7 gta number plate cover managing director Sir David Brown — its "post-war saviour". David Brown aston martin racing also acquired Lagonda that year, and both companies shared resources aston martin transmission repair and workshops. In 1955, David Brown bought the Tickford coachbuilding company and its site at aston martin v8 vantage zagato Tickford Street in Newport Pagnell, aston martin vantage comparison and that was the beginning of the classic series of cars bearing the aston martin vantage station wagon initials "DB". In 1950, the company announced the DB2, followed by the racing DB3 in 1957 and the Italian-styled 3.7 L DB4 in 1958. All find ebay motors aston martin the cars established a good racing pedigree for the firm, but find look for ebay motors aston martin the DB4 was used aston martin uk the key to establishing the company's reputation — which was cemented with the famous DB5 in 1963. The company continued developing the "grand touring" style aston martin badge with the DB6 (1965–70), the DBS, aston martin car finance and the DBS V8 (1967–72).

Changing ownership

Despite the cars' appreciation in value, the company was often financially aston martin car hire uk troubled. In 1972, it was sold to a Birmingham-based consortium, and resold in 1975 to the aston martin car tires North American businessmen Peter Sprague and George aston martin db6 Minden. The new American owners pushed the company into modernizing aston martin dbrs9 its line, producing the V8 Vantage in 1977, the convertible aston martin rear Volante in 1978, and the one-off William Towns-styled Bulldog in 1980. Towns also styled the futuristic new Lagonda saloon, based on the existing aston martin shooting break switzerland V8 model. The aston martin v8 vantage bmw m6 Americans sold the company to CH Industrial, who themselves turned the company over in 1983 to Automotive Investments who, in turn, lasted barely fort morgan colorado aston martin cars for sale a year before selling the company to Peter Livanos and green aston martin db7 vantage company chairman Victor Gauntlett. In 1986, the Ford Motor Company purchased 75 per cent look for find ebay motors aston martin of the company, later gaining complete control of the rim tire wheel key chain ring aston martin db7 vantage company.

In 1988, having produced some 5,000 cars in twenty years, 2007 aston martin the company finally retired the ancient V8 and introduced the Virage range. In 1992, the Vantage version was announced, and the following year the airfix aston martin aston martin california sage company renewed the DB range by announcing the DB7.

The Ford era

In 1993, Ford finally bought Victor Gauntlett's shares and took full control of aston martin cheap tires the firm, placing it in the Ford Premier Automotive Group. Ford substantially invested aston martin classic convertable in aston martin clothing new manufacturing and quickly ramped-up production. In 1994, Ford opened a new factory at Banbury Road in Bloxham. In 1995, the company produced a record aston martin db4 700 vehicles, in 1998 the 2,000th DB7 was built, aston martin db5 for sale and in 2002 the 6,000th — exceeding production of all previous aston martin db7 review DB models. The DB7 range was boosted by the addition of V12 Vantage models in 1999, and aston martin hunter green collection in 2001 the company introduced the V12-engine aston martin of atlanta Vanquish.

2003 was a significant year for Aston Martin. At aston martin prices the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Aston Martin introduced the new AMV8 Vantage concept car. Expected aston martin station wagon to have few changes before its introduction in 2005, the new AMV8 Vantage aston martin v8 vanage brings back the classic V8 engine and will allow ebay motors aston martin in the free online encyclopedia the company to compete in a larger market. The year also saw the opening of find ebay motors aston martin in the free online the Gaydon factory, the first purpose-built factory in Aston Martin's history. james bonds cars bmw aston martin Also introduced in 2003, was the new DB9 coupé, which replaced the ten-year-old kyosho aston martin 1:12 size DB7. A convertible version of the DB9, known as the DB9 Volante, was transmission repair aston martin introduced at the 2004 Detroit Auto Show. In 2006, the V8 Vantage sports car entered production at the Gaydon aston martin car for sale factory joining the DB-9 and DB-9 Volante.

In December 2003, Aston Martin announced it would return to motor aston martin classic cars for sale racing in 2005. aston martin db2 A new division was created, called Aston Martin Racing, which became responsible, aston martin in america together with Prodrive, for the design, development, and management of the DBR9 program. The aston martin lease DBR9 competes in the GT class in sports car races including the world-famous 24 hours aston martin vantage v8 of Le Mans.

At the end of August 2006, Ford announced that it would be willing to sell all or part of aston martins Aston Martin. Bill Ford said: ebay motors aston martin "As part of our on going strategic review, we have looking for find ebay motors aston martin determined that Aston Martin may be an attractive opportunity to raise capital and generate value".[3] Auto Express reported motorola v600 camera aston martin phone that Ford hopes to achieve £600m from the sale. The Financial Times reported on 1 September 2006 that 1/18 aston martin dbr9 Ford wanted $2 billion.

Car Magazine reported that 1/87 aston martin the world’s two biggest luxury goods firms are locked in a battle to buy Aston 20007 aston martin vantage v8 Martin from cash-starved Ford. Swiss-based Richemont and French holding company Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy have emerged as 2006 aston martin db9 convertible most likely to take on Aston, despite all about aston martins having no previous experience in the car industry.[4]


Aston Martin's aston martin money clip model naming can be confusing to the uninitiated. In general, high performance models use the "Vantage" name, while convertibles are aston martin photos called Volante.

Pre-war cars

  • 1921-1925 Aston aston martin sale Martin Standard Sports
  • 1927-1932 Aston Martin First Series
  • 1929-1932 Aston Martin International
  • 1932-1932 Aston Martin International Le Mans
  • 1932-1934 Aston Martin Le Mans
  • 1933-1934 Aston aston martin uk Martin 12/50 Standard
  • 1934-1936 Aston Martin aston martin vantage bullet replica kits Mk II
  • 1934-1936 Aston Martin Ulster
  • 1936-1938 Aston Martin 2 litre Speed
  • 1937-1939 Aston Martin 15/98
  • 1939-1939 Aston Martin aston martin voitur 2 litre C-Type

Post-war GT cars

  • 1948–1950 Aston Martin barbagallo aston martin perth au 2-Litre Sports (DB1)
  • 1950–1953 Aston Martin DB2
  • 1953–1957 Aston Martin DB2/4
  • 1957–1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III
  • 1958–1963 Aston Martin DB4
  • 1961–1963 Aston find search for ebay motors aston martin at ebay Martin DB4 GT Zagato
  • 1963–1965 Aston Martin DB5
  • 1965–1969 Aston Martin DB6
  • 1967–1972 Aston Martin DBS
  • 1969–1989 Aston intercontinental sponsors aston martin Martin V8
  • 1993–2003 Aston Martin DB7
  • 2002–2004 Aston Martin DB AR1
  • 2004– Aston james bond aston martin pictures Martin DB9
  • 2005– Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    • 2007– Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
  • 2008– Aston Martin Rapide

Post-war supercars

  • 1977–1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • 1986–1990 Aston Martin looking for look for ebay motors aston martin V8 Zagato
  • 1989–2000 Aston Martin Virage
    • 1989–1996 Aston picture of aston martin car Martin Virage/Virage Volante
    • 1993–2000 Aston Martin Vantage
    • 1996–2000 Aston Martin V8 Coupe/V8 Volante
  • 2001– Aston 1955 aston martin Martin V12 Vanquish
    • 2004– Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S
  • 2007– Aston 2005 aston martin amv8 vantage Martin DBS


  • 1961–1964 Lagonda Rapide
  • 1976–1989 Aston Martin Lagonda
  • 1980 Aston Martin Bulldog

Current models

  • V8 Vantage
  • DB9 & DB9 Volante (now 2006 aston martin db9 available with Sports Pack)
  • Vanquish & Vanquish S

Future models

  • Rapide - Addition to the 2007 aston martin vantage v8 range in 2007 - 65 aston martin for sale a long, 4 seater Grand Tourer
  • Aston Martin DBS V12 - Limited edition (300 units) model to make its debut in the James Bond film Casino aston martin books Royale
  • V8 Vantage Volante - Convertible version of the V8 Vantage, most likely aston martin db7 vantage manual to be launched at the 2007 North American International aston martin db9 for sale Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

Race cars

See also: List of Formula One constructors

  • Aston Martin DB3
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  • Aston Martin DP212
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  • Aston Martin Nimrod (1981-1984)
  • Aston Martin AMR1 (1989)
  • Aston Martin DBR9 (2005-)
  • Aston Martin DBRS9 (2005-)

Astons on film

The very British glamour aston martin for sale of Aston Martin cars meant they were a natural choice for the character of James aston martin in orange county Bond, author Ian Fleming giving his hero a DBIII in the seventh aston martin lagonda sedan novel, Goldfinger. This became the third in the series of aston martin of cleveland film adaptations, and a long association between 007 and the marque aston martin owners club began on screen with the silver DB5 that appears in Goldfinger (1964) aston martin pics and Thunderball (1965). This was James Bond's company car, aston martin pricing and then, in GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), appeared to have become his private car. In On Her aston martin racing team shirt Majesty's Secret Service (1969) there appears, at the beginning and end of the aston martin starters uk movie, a metallic-green DBS. After an interlude with Lotus, Aston Martins were again used: a charcoal-grey aston martin usa V8 Volante and Vantage in The Living Daylights (1987). After switching to aston martin v12 vanquish coupe BMW for several films, the Vanquish appeared aston martin v8 vantage california sage in Die Another Day (2002). In early 2004, Henrik aston martin vanguard s Fisker, Design Director at Aston Martin, revealed that James Bond will be driving aston martin vanquish v12 number plate cover the new DBS in Casino Royale to be released in 2006.[1] Traditionally, the James Bond Astons aston martin volante have featured a variety of incredible gadgets that real-life purchasers might have been david brown the maker of aston martin disappointed not be offered as optional extras!

The Italian Job (1969) features a silver DB4 Convertible, james bond's aston martin owned by crook Charlie Croker, played by Michael Caine. Later, this car is destroyed kylie minogue aston martin in a Mafia ambush, along with a pair of E-type look for ebay motors aston martin Jaguars. The cars were meant to serve as getaway vehicles in the subsequent robbery "in case anything goes wrong." The looking for search for ebay motors aston martin at ebay gang richard candee, aston martin decide to proceed despite this loss, and the question of what happens if anything goes wrong is pointedly ignored used aston martin by Croker. Although it is commonly believed that this car was destroyed during filming, what is the price of an aston martin v8 it still exists and currently belongs to an AMOC member. Rather than destroy an expensive Aston, 1939 aston martin 2 litre c-type a Lancia mocked up to look like its British 1996 aston martin counterpart was pushed over the edge for the final take. In the 2003 aston martin v12 vanquish coupe for sale 2003 remake with the same title, the character Handsome Rob, played by Jason Statham, ends 2006 aston martin cars for sale up driving an Aston Martin, but 2007 aston martin db9s not the Vanquish that he wanted. Instead, it is a DB7 Volante.

An Aston Martin also appeared in 2007 aston martin vantage Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

Rowan Atkinson's character in Johnny 4 door aston martin English (2003) drives a DB7

Famous owners

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  • Rowan Atkinson owns several in his fast car collection.
  • Charles, Prince of Wales is a keen Aston Martin collector.
  • Hugh Grant aston martin automobiles owns/ed a V12 aston martin board Vanquish.
  • Pierce Brosnan owns/ed a V12 Vanquish.
  • Morrissey owned an Aston Martin 1977 V8


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