Car Review | Aston Martin | Aston Martin or Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, is a company registered in England and Wales at Companies House. Aston Martin Lagonda Limited registered office is Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick CV35 0DB England and our registered number is 01199255. Aston Martin Lagonda Limited VAT number is 904447237.
Aston Martin name is derived from the name of one of the company's founders, Lionel Martin, and from the Aston Hill speed hillclimb near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. It also designs and engineers cars which are manufactured by Magna Steyr in Austria.
From 1994 until 2007 Aston Martin was part of the Ford Motor Company, becoming part of the company's Premier Automotive Group in 2000. On 12 March 2007, it was purchased for £479 million by a joint venture company, headed by David Richards and co-owned by Investment Dar and businessman John Sinders. Ford retained a US$77 million stake in Aston Martin, valuing the company at US$925 million.
Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The two had joined forces as Bamford & Martin the previous year to sell cars made by Singer from premises in Callow Street, London where they also serviced GWK and Calthorpe vehicles. Martin raced specials at Aston Hill near Aston Clinton, and the pair decided to make their own vehicles. The first car to be named Aston Martin was created by Martin by fitting a four-cylinder Coventry-Simplex engine to the chassis of a 1908 Isotta-Fraschini.
Aston Martin bought the space Henniker Place in Kensington and produced their first car in March 1915. The production could not start because of the First World War broke out, and Martin joined the Admiralty and Bamford the Royal Army Service Corps. All machines have been sold to companies of Sopwith Aviation. - CAR REVIEW