The history of Aston Martin – Telegraph.co.uk
From Mercedes-Benz to Ford and beyond, in this series we take a look at the evolution of some of the most renowned car brands in the world and document their rise from conception to the modern-day releases of their latest models.
In this episode we take a look at the iconic Aston Martin brand. Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, a big turning point in the Aston Martin story came in the 1980s when Ford purchased the company after it struggled to make money the previous year.
The luxury car company is now tightly linked with the James Bond movie franchise as Bond’s vehicle of choice.
Future episodes in this series will look at the start-up and growth of other major car brands including BMW, Audi, Ferrari and Land Rover.