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The Aston Martin brand came into picture in the year 1914. The Aston Martin cars were popular among the racing circle before making its presence felt among the common users. The brand changed the owner for the first time in the year 1947.
Aston Martin proved itself a winner on the track in 1950s. Placing DB2 in its class at Le Mans, the manufacturer won all the attention it wanted. Later, the brand also launched another model – the DB4 to score wins at the World Sports Car Championship.
The brand tried to taste success during the 1960s by beginning the production of DB5. It was a low-slung coupe which looked looked glamorous enough to be in the movies. Soon it was up to the expectations and became the vehicle of choice for Sean Connery's James Bond in 1964 released Goldfinger. As the '60s came to a close, the Aston Martin family had put all the efforts to work on DB6 – which is the first four-seater produced by the marque. At the same time, the brand also started to visualize DBS V8.
However, the glory was at stake in the 1970s, which was a rough decade for Aston Martin. The reputable brand got sold by David Brown in 1972 and then it had to feel the pressure of changing the owner. Amid the speculations, a new model the V8 Vantage was launched in 1977. After ten years, Aston Martin was acquired by the Ford Motor Company that also invested millions in research and development with the hope of restoring the brand to its former glory.
In 1990s, the considerable efforts of Ford started to pay off. The handsome DB7 debuted mid-decade and succeeded to please both critics and buyers. This saga of fortune continued soaring in the 2000s after the successful launch of V12 Vanquish, and then the DB9, and V8 Vantage. Amidst all the glory and success, financial troubles started pouring in at the Ford leading to the sale of Aston Martin in 2007 to a group of investors, which also included a pair of Kuwaiti investment companies.
The ups and downs at the unit didn’t keep the users deprived of some of the fantastic Aston Martin cars. The buyers kept dwelling between the luxury and performance with many models which were simply superb. The recent models from the brand include the exotic DBS, which is a more muscular version of the DB9; the Virage (which can be placed in between the DB9 and DBS); the four-door, four-seat Rapide; the V12 Zagato and One-77. The brand has offered the car lovers some of the most desirable cars till date.
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