Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is one British Manufacturer for luxury sports cars and grand big tourers. The company was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and his partner Robert Bamford. The biggest fame that this company got, and after it the business was just growing up, was the movie that we all love. James Bond drove one Aston-Martin model named DB5, in the 1964 movie called Goldfinger. This movie and this fictional character, James Bond, brought glory to the Aston Martin Company, everyone that has seen the movie loves the car, and wants to own one. But as any company, also the Aston-Martin had its ups and downs, and they had a bankruptcy in the 1970s, when the company barely made it out and continued to work. After that they really nailed it, they enjoyed long periods of success and stability. The new owner that inquired the company, named David Brown from 1947 until 1972, then Ford Motor Company from 1994 to 2007. In 2007 a consortium of investors, led by the famous David Richards, purchased 92% of the Aston Martin stocks for £479 million, and Ford retaining the £40 million stake. After this in 2012 Italian private equilty purchased 37.5% of Aston Martin and investing another £150 million as capital money increase.