The name Aston Martin brings an air of sophistication that is unequaled by any other automobile manufacturer. Concerning performance, elegance, and regal sophistication Aston Martin says it all. This British automaker doesn’t build trucks or family cars. Instead, they produce a limited lineup of high-performance and finely tuned sports cars that make their Aston Martin brochures unique.
They aren’t concerned with a market share, or market penetration. They are all about superior quality and impeccable design. In 1913 Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin decided to create their line of high-performance vehicles and, in 1914 formed Aston Martin. These two gentlemen decided they wanted to make their own vehicles after they experienced success selling Singer racing cars.
Growth of Aston Martin
Aston Martin has seen many changes over the years. Like most automakers with a long and rich history, including changes in ownership. In 1947 Aston was sold to David Brown, which operated a successful tractor manufacturing company of the day. David Brown had big plans to refresh and expand the Aston Martin lineup.
In 1948 Aston Martin first introduced the DB1 and then the DB2 and DB3. Did you notice the initials of the car models and the owner? The Aston Martin name was becoming quite a name on the racing circuit. Aston Martin was winning on the track. Then they introduced the DB4 that hit the racetrack as a winner in a short time. Unfortunately, I can’t find any of those very old Aston Martin brochures.
Aston Martin More Than Racing
The Aston Martin was introduced to the world outside the racing arena when the Aston Martin DB5 was chosen as the vehicle for James Bond in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger.” Then in the late 1960s Aston Martin started building their first four-seater. The DBS V8, made more of an impact than the Aston Martin brochures below.
In 1972 David Brown sold Aston Martin, and the company changed hands several times over the next decade. Then in 1980, the Ford Motor Company bought the company and poured millions of dollars into their investment.
Ford Takes on Aston Martin
Ford continued to nurture their investment in the Aston Martin line. Then in the 1990s, they introduced the DB7, which was an overall success. They continued to launch fine automobiles, including the DB9, V12 Vanquish, and the V8 Vantage. When Ford ran into financial problems in 2007, it sold off the Aston Martin brand to a group of investors and two investment companies.
Aston Martin has continued building and introducing a fantastic line-up of automobiles, including the DBS, Rapide, Virage, V12 Zagato, and the exclusive One-77. The One-77 model is unique in that there were only 77 cars produced and carries a price tag of close to $2,000,000. However, even if you have never had a chance to drive one, you can sense the level of quality, sophistication, and precision craftsmanship by looking at the Aston Martin brochures below.