Aston Martin Reviews
Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford built the first Aston Martin in 1914. So called, with the ‘Aston’ coming from the Aston Clinton hillclimb. From modest beginnings grew one of Britain’s best-loved and prestigious sports car manufacturers. The golden era for Aston Martin began in 1948 when industrialist David Brown took control of the company; the iconic DB series cars were fast, beautiful, desirable and expensive.
After Brown sold up in 1972, Aston Martin had a number of owners while the V8 model remained the backbone of the company's output and kept it afloat. Ford’s takeover in 1987 led to a new direction, as well as a period of stability and expanded model range with cars such as the DB7 and Vanquish. In 2007, the struggling US giant sold Aston
Martin, as part of its Premier Auto Group, to a British-led consortium.