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Aston Martin

Overview

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 become legendary.

Despite the efforts of David Brown (and James Bond!) the company found itself in financial trouble during the mid-1970's. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes the company began to gather strength throughout the late 70's/early 80's and attracted the attention of the Ford Motor Company in 1987.

Now as the flagship in the Ford family the company continues to go from strength to strength as it produces the DB7 and V8 models in ever increasing quantities.

Models produced by Aston Martin

1 1/2 Litre

1921-1925

12/50 Standard

12/50 Standard

1933-1934

15/98 DHC

1936-1939

15/98 Long

15/98 Long

1937-1939

15/98 Short

15/98 Short

1937-1939

2-Litre C-Type

2-Litre C-Type

1939-1939

2-litre Sports

2-litre Sports

1948-1950

AMR-1

AMR-1

1982-1989

Atom

Atom

1939-1946

Bulldog

Bulldog

1978-1980

DB Mk III

DB Mk III

1957-1959

DB1

DB1

1948-1950

DB2

DB2

1950-1953

DB2/4 MK II Spyder

DB2/4 MK II Spyder

1955-1957

DB2/4 MkI

DB2/4 MkI

1953-1955

DB2/4 MkII

DB2/4 MkII

1955-1957

DB2/4 MkIII

DB2/4 MkIII

1957-1959

DB3

DB3

1951-1953

DB3S

DB3S

1955-1956

DB4

DB4

1958-1963

DB4 Drophead Coupe

DB4 Drophead Coupe

1961-1963

DB4GT

DB4GT

1959-1963

DB4GT Zagato

DB4GT Zagato

1961-1963

DB5

DB5

1963-1965

DB5 Shooting Brake

DB5 Shooting Brake

1964-1965

DB6

DB6

1965-1969

DB6 MK II

DB6 MK II

1969-1970

DB6 Vantage

DB6 Vantage

1965-1970

DB7

DB7

2004-2004

DB7 Coupe

DB7 Coupe

1994-2004

DB7 Vantage V12

DB7 Vantage V12

1999-1999

DB7 Volante

DB7 Volante

1996-1996

DBR1

DBR1

1956-1956

DBR2

DBR2

1956-1960

DBS

DBS

1967-1972

DBS V8 Series 1

DBS V8 Series 1

1969-1972

International

International

1929-1932

Lagonda

Lagonda

1974-1976

Le Mans

Le Mans

1932-1934

Mk II Long

Mk II Long

1934-1936

Mk II Short

Mk II Short

1934-1936

Nimrod

Nimrod

1982-1989

Project 212

Project 212

1962-1962

Project 214

Project 214

1962-1963

Sports

Sports

1914-1925

Ulster

Ulster

1934-1936

V8 Coupe

V8 Coupe

1996-1996

V8 Saloon

V8 Saloon

1972-0

V8 Series III

V8 Series III

1973-1978

V8 Vantage

V8 Vantage

1993-0

V8 Volante

V8 Volante

1997-0

Vanquish

Vanquish

2001-0

Vantage

Vantage

1977-1989

Vantage 600

Vantage 600

1998-1998

Vantage Zagato

Vantage Zagato

1986-1987

Virage

Virage

1989-1994

Virage 6.3

Virage 6.3

1991-0

Volante

Volante

1978-0

Zagato

Zagato

1986-1987