Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Though the company initially struggled, it finally gained some traction In 1947, when tractor manufacturer David Brown bought the company and brought in managing director Sir David Brown — its "post-war savior". The company also acquired Lagonda that year. Both companies shared resources and workshops, birthing the classic "DB" series of cars. Now branded Aston Martin Lagonda, the company saw quite a bit of success and gained notoriety when its vehicles were featured in many of the “James Bond” movies. In 1991 Ford took over control of Aston Martin and provided a healthy dose of technology, modern production techniques and, most importantly, a large infusion of cash. That relationship lasted until 2007 when Aston once again became an independently owned company. Today, Aston Martin produces some of the most exclusive vehicles on the road and has recently formed a partnership with Mercedes-Benz to provide technical and engineering resources. Aston is headquartered in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.
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