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  Used Aston Martin Lagonda | used cars uk
Aston Martin was founded in 1914 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.
Martin raced specials at the Aston Hill Hillclimb near Aston Clinton, and the pair decided to make their own vehicles.
The 1929 Aston Martin International was another successful racer and was followed by the Le Mans and the Ulster.
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  Aston Martin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aston Martin was founded in 1914 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.
The 1929 Aston Martin International was another successful racer and was followed by the Le Mans and the Ulster.
The very British glamour of Aston Martin cars meant they were a natural choice for the James Bond series of action films, notably the silver DB5 that appears in Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) as James Bond's company car, and then in GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) as his private car.
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 Aston Martin Lagonda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditionally, Aston Martin had worked on 2+2 sports cars, but the Aston Martin Lagonda was a four-door saloon car with a brand new Aston Martin V8 engine.
A number of series were introduced, including a facelift in the 1980s which attempted to round off the car's jagged lines and removing the troublesome pop-up headlights, which had proved unreliable.
The Lagonda's striking design and opulent, club-like leather interior, together with its then state-of-the-art instrumentation, contrasted starkly with its decidedly "old world" 4-cam V-8 carburetted engine and Chrysler 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission; the latter two combining to provide a dismal, often single-digit MPG rating.
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 Aston Martin
Martin left in 1925 and the following year a number of rich investors, including Lord Charnwood, took control of the company as Aston Martin Motors and moved the firm to new premises in Feltham.
The 1929 Aston Martin International was another successful racer and was followed by the Le Mans and the Ulster before the company, now owned by Sir Arthur Sutherland, decided to concentrate on road cars in 1936.
The very British glamour of Aston Martin cars meant they were a natural choice for the James Bond series of action films, notably the silver DB5 that appears in Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/as/aston_martin.html   (936 words)

  
 Aston Martin Lagonda in North America
In 1950 the Aston Martin DB2 powered by a Lagonda design engine was equal first in the Index of Performance and the winner of the 3.0 litre class in Le Mans 24 hours race for sports cars.
The first Aston Martin ever to be sold to a customer in the United States was delivered to its new owner in July 1950 while the first Lagonda was delivered in February 1950.
Increasing popularity of the marque led to the establishment of Aston Martin Lagonda North America Inc. in March 1964 and the opening of a showroom in New York by Sir David Brown on December 2, 1969.
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 Blackhawk Auto Exhibition: 1962 Aston Martin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The newly formed Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. became a subsidiary of David Brown and Sons, a company that manufactured farm tractors.
Aston Martin’s involvement with motor racing substantiated the marque’s reputation for speed, style and dependability; in 1950 DB2 coupes finished 5th and 6th in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, and a succession of competition-built Aston Martin DB models including the DBR (R = Racing) models with top race finishes followed.
The Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) register indicates that three Series 3 cars (technically not Vantage spec, as this was introduced in Series 4), five in Series 4 and six cars in Series 5 received the more powerful engine.
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 Aston Martin Lagonda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Aston Martin Lagonda is investing £5m at its factories in Newport Pagnell and Bloxham, while it continues to look for a third site for a new model.
Aston Martin Lagonda is seeking potential sites around the country for a new plant to build the next generation of sports cars.
Aston Martin Lagonda is moving back into the US market with plans to sell 200 cars in 1996.
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 Aston Martin - The Company - Graduate Recruitment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Aston Martin - two highly powerful and evocative words and the expression of true prestige, cars that are hand finished to incomparable standards, that epitomise the perfect balance of power and style, beauty and strength.
At Aston Martin, we say the cars are the company - they embody all we stand for, they symbolise our dreams and aspirations, and they represent all the effort, dedication and skill that goes into their production.
Behind every individually produced car - from the most successful Aston Martin model of all time - the DB7 - to our most sophisticated and technologically advanced - the V12 Vanquish S - are Aston Martin individuals possessing a diverse range of background, experience and talent.
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 Blackhawk Auto Exhibition: 1961 Aston Martin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Industrialist David Brown purchased Aston Martin in 1947 and provided very necessary funding; Brown also bought Lagonda Ltd. and Lagonda’s recently developed double overhead cam (dohc) 2580 cc six-cylinder engine.
The newly formed Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. became a subsidiary of David Brown and Sons, a company that manufactured tractors.
Aston Martin got involved with motor racing and the marque’s reputation for speed, style and dependability was born; in 1950 DB2 coupes finished 5th and 6th in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, and a succession of competition-built Aston Martin DB models including the DBR (R = Racing) models with top race finishes followed.
www.blackhawkauto.org /autocollection/profiles/aston/aston61.html   (180 words)

  
 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA AML | LIONEL MARTIN AND THE ASTON HILL CLIMB | DIRECTORY OF MOTOR MANUFACTURERS | VEHICLE DESIGN ...
Martin regularly competed in climbs at Aston Hill – and with the simple combination of a hill and a driver, the Aston Martin legend was born.
Bamford and Martin Ltd was incorporated in 1913 to formalise a partnership between Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.
In 1972 Aston Martin Lagonda entered another new era – in which ownership was to change several times.?First it was acquired by Company Developments, a Birmingham-based group of businessmen, with Sir David Brown retaining a seat on the board and becoming President.
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 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Constructors > Aston Martin
In 1924 the Aston Martins appeared in a variety of voiturette races but failed to win while the company suffered a serious setback with the death at Monza of Zborowski, who hit a tree in his Mercedes Grand Prix car.
Throughout the 1950s Aston Martin would battle for victory in the classic French race but it was not until 1959 that the team scored an historic 1-2 finish with Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby leading home Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frere.
In the mid-1950s a single-seater Aston Martin based on the DB3 raced in New Zealand with Reg Parnell finishing second at Dunedin and Lex Davison later drove to second place in the Australian GP at Lowood in 1960.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/con-aston.html   (742 words)

  
 Aston Martin Picture Gallery - Aston Martin Lagonda
The earlier V8 Lagonda is known as the series 1 - the wedge shaped Lagondas are known as the series 2, 3 and 4.
This is probably the oldest surviving Aston Martin Lagonda (it was at this time classed as an Aston Martin, although later the name was shortened to Lagonda).
The Lagonda was the saviour of AML during the first few years of the 1980's.
www.astonmartins.com /v8/am_lagonda_series_2.htm   (894 words)

  
 Aston Martin Lagonda
Initially, the Lagonda nameplate was either used as the 4-door saloon version of Aston Martin's car or simply put on the shelve.
At a time when Bentley was regarded as the standard of performance luxurious saloons, Aston Martin's design chief William Towns stunned the world by introducing a wedge-shape, aggressive and futuristic styling to the Lagonda saloon.
Lagonda was built on the a chassis converted from the V8 grand tourer and employed the same 5.3-litre V8.
www.autozine.org /Classiccar/html/Aston/Lagonda.html   (458 words)

  
 Aston Martin and Lagonda in Miniature
As the culmination of its series of "Superleggera" cars, Aston Martin introduced the somewhat controversial DB6, which, unlike its predecessors, had interior space for four adult passengers and, consequently, a larger overall profile and a heavier curb weight.
Also interesting to note is that the DBS was the last Aston Martin employed by James Bond for a number of years; a metallic brown DBS is seen throughout "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and a very brief glimpse of a red DBS-V8 can be caught in Q's laboratory in 1971's "Diamonds Are Forever".
This car, known as the Lola Aston Martin T70, went on to became the subject of a rare Aston Martin miniature by the Italian firm of Polistil (Politoys).
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 Aston Martin Lagonda - Classic Driver - MAGAZINE - classic car of the week
Launched at the London Motor Show in October 1976, the Aston Martin Lagonda broke with the traditions of the famous English company.
In 1985 almost 100 Lagondas, about half the annual production, were produced by the Newport Pagnell factory, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd’s stronghold, and delivery time went from three and a half years to less than one year.
Very innovative in some aspects, for example its almost lavish style and digital instrumentation, the Lagonda was at the same time the guarantor of the craftsman’s tradition.
www.classicdriver.de /uk/magazine/3400.asp?id=10661   (335 words)

  
 Aston Martins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, as it became known in production is probably the most important car in the long and chequered history of the Aston Martin Marque.
The Aston Martin name came from the combination of the Aston Hill climb and Lionel Martin who used to compete there.
Lionel Martin left the company in 1925; the following year, a number of rich investors, including Lord Charnwood took control of the company as Aston Martin Motors, and moved the firm to new premises in Feltham.
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 Aston Martin
Aston Martin Lagonda - The Unofficial Site - A site dedicated to the Aston Martin and Lagonda marques with individual profiles for all prewar, postwar, and racing models.
Aston Martin Unofficial Pages - Illustrated history of the Aston Martin DB series, DB7 and Lagonda Vignale, and other Astons.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Britain's First Supercar - Details of the history, development, numbers built and availability of the most powerful cars built by Aston Martin.
www.oldironlinks.com /makes_models/aston_martin.html   (243 words)

  
 Aston Martin
Ford are considering merging the 'baby' Aston project with the Jaguar F type to save development costs.
Aston Martin used to hand craft huge cars with huge V8's and huge armchairs covered in huge amounts of leather.
Aston Martin Lagonda is rapidly joining the mainstream motor industry.
www.pistonheads.com /fastcars/vanquish.htm   (672 words)

  
 Aston Martin s . com - Aston Martin Lagonda series 3
Along with the V8 coupe and Volante, in January 1985, the Lagonda received the Fuel Injected engine with the electronically controlled sequential system, made by Weber/Marelli.
The engine number suffix became V/585 and is both cleaner and more fuel efficient than the carburettors equipped car.
The example on the left is a little unusual though not unique, as all the brightwork is gilded - the gold is certainly an acquired taste.
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 Aston Martin & Lagonda items
For collectors of Aston Martin and Lagonda books and automobilia- all the relevant catalogue items are collected here.
This copy is signed and dated by Aston Martin and Connaught driver Eric Thompson in '59, and a handwritten note on the flyleaf directs to the pages referring to his Grand Prix drive in 1952 for Connaught, finishing 5th behind Ascari, Taruffi, Hawthorn and Poore.
Events included a Pace Petroleum Aston Martin race (Eric Thompson in a DB2, Victor Gauntlett in a DB4, John Downe in Project 212) as well as Formula One demonstrations by Theodore and McLaren and the debut of the Aston Martin Nimrod.
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 House That Bond Built
John Eagle, CEO of Aston Martin of Dallas, tells Ward's his newly built dealership gives buyers the sense they've acquired an expensive piece of jewelry or rare work of art.
Aston Martin of Troy, MI, is breaking ground on a new facility that will rival the world's top Aston dealerships, General Manager Molly Padovini says.
Sales people, trained for a week at Aston's Gaydon, U.K., headquarters at the dealer's expense, “should be able to introduce the person to a lifestyle and understand how to do that and more importantly understand why people spend $150,000-$275,000 on a car and what that's going to mean to them,” he says.
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 Aston Martin For Sale. Advertise Your Aston Martin For Sale.
If you have a Aston Martin for sale, be sure to advertise where Aston Martin enthusiasts are looking for you.
Aston Martin DBS For Sale - A collection of Aston Martin DBS cars for sale.
Aston Martin V8 For Sale - A collection of Aston Martin V8 cars for sale.
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 McLellan's Automobile Literature :: Multiple Makes -- Aston Martin/Lagonda
Green cover has Aston Martin and Lagonda emblems and Royal Seal.
Folder opens to 12x8 layout with three full page layouts, with photograph and discussion, on the Aston Martin V8 Saloon, Vantage Coupe and Lagonda Sedan.
NOTE: Lagonda is fl which varies from the 1986 version.
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 James Bond and Aston Martin Reunited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli say, “James Bond and the British Aston Martin car have had a long and successful partnership in our films, and we are delighted to welcome the latest model, the Aston Martin Vanquish, to appear in the 20th film of the series.”
For all of us that love the 007 films, it is great news that Bond is back driving an Aston Martin, this time our latest and most sophisticated model ever.
Aston Martin is going through some major changes.
www.jamesbond.com /news/aston_martin.html   (590 words)

  
 Cov Uni - The Media - Aston Martin Lagonda - driving forward education
Coventry University's School of Engineering links with elite car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda will be further strengthened when a first-class student and delegate facility is officially inaugurated as the Vantage Room on Friday 26 October at 10.00am.
Delegates from Aston Martin Lagonda have been a part of the University's Postgraduate Engineering Programmes for many years and this is set to increase with expanding business.'
Aston Martin Lagonda has donated a series of framed, exclusive pictures of their vehicles and there are artefacts and models supplied by Aston Martin Lagonda, which can be used for teaching and research.
www.corporate.coventry.ac.uk /cms/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=449   (613 words)

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