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The story of Aston Martin is one of love for cars and love of racing. Back in 1913, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford sold cars made by an English manufacturer while Martin participated in races at Aston Hill. Soon enough both men wanted to build their own cars, so they did it by fitting a four-cylinder engine on a Isotta-Franchini chassis. Unfortunately all dreams of further production were halted when both men got engaged in World War I.
This hiatus did not last long, by 1920 the company had relocated in Kensington. The car makers promptly got their cars ready to compete in the French Grand Prix. Even if the cars were victorious on the race tracks, the company itself suffered from many financial difficulties during the entire decade. Although a succession of investors injected funds in the company, all production stopped in 1925, only to be resurrected later in 1926. Equipped with new engineers, the company made its first entry to the Le Mans 24h in 1928. Although their first win in the race came in 1933 with the 1.5L model, the brand gained a good deal of recognition.
Once again, the war caused the company to stop production, but this interval did not stop industrialist David Brown to bring the brand under its wings. These years are often referred to as the David Brown era and most importantly they are the ones who saw the production of the first DB models. The various DB models acclaimed success not only on the different races it won but also with the public. Then, in 1964, no other than James Bond himself chose the DB5 for his adventures in the movie Goldfinger. This was only the start of a classic association between the car and the spy.
Even with this famous association, the company did not fare well in the 70’s, changing hands repeatedly. Then in the 80’s, the company focused on automotive products rather than producing new models. The new management took this time to reorganize the company and assure the prestige of the brand. The first new Aston Martin models to see the light of day in almost 20 years came along with an investment from the American Ford. In 1993, Ford bought the remaining shares of the company to acquire full control but then in 2007 it sold most of its shares to a consortium of investors.
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