Before the outbreak of the First World War, two passionate, Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, participate successfully in races from coast Singer in a prepared statement. Want to build their own cars, they create the company Bamford and Martin Ltd and baptize their brands Aston Martin, in honour of Aston Clinton, a race of coastline in Hertfordshire, where Bamford himself.
After War, the company, which is experiencing severe financial difficulties, was rescued by a rich patron Polish, Count Zborowski, very good driver but a little crazy!
After moving to Feltham, Middlesex, Aston Martin introduced in 1927 a new line of cars: the Model T sedan tourer and the S-type, a model athlete capable of 130 km / h with 1.5 liter 56 hp. Launched in 1929, the International will bring comfort thanks to recent athletic win it. It is the same model of Le Mans, which is situated in the heart of vigorous competition schedule established by Bertelli, the current owner of the mark. In 1931, driven by Bertelli and Harvey, LM 6 takes fifth place in the scratch and won his class.
Following the success in 1934 in Ulster in the Tourist Trophy by the new Mark II, the evolution of Le Mans, Aston Martin produces replicas of the car for its customers athletes. With the 1.5 liter 85 hp and its lightweight, Ulster reached 160 km / h. It will be celebrated in 21 copies will be made.
After the Second World little, the survival of Aston Martin is up to a miracle: that of a car, the Atom, and a providential man, David Brown. Rich industrial and manufacturer of agricultural tractors. The 2 Litre Sports | (which shall be called DB1) was launched in 1948. She gave way in 1950 to the Aston Martin DB2 equipped with a six-cylinder engine designed by WO Bentley. Aston Martin caused a sensation at the London salon of 1958 with the all-new design DB4 due to Italian Touring. She is the first Aston Martin built in the factory in Newport Pagnell, formerly Salmons and Tickfords. The Aston Martin DB4 moves in 1964 to become DB5 (motor extended to four litres).
Fixture higher and has four seats, DBS is in line with models of David Brown, which it is the last link.
Aston Martin DBS evolves AM V8, which will be produced in various versions until 1990.
Very expected, the Aston Martin DB7 is marketed in late 1994. After thirty years of loyal service, the V8 Tadek Marek gave way to a six-litre V12 first mounted on the DB7 Vantage. He then powers the Vanquish, high-end product in the plant modernized Newport Pagnell.
Additional uncertainties today on Aston Martin, Ford group announced in September 2006 its intention to secede from the mark…