A New Owner for Aston Martin

Today it was announced that Ford has sold Aston Martin for $925 million. 

From the DB5 in the James Bond movies of the sixties to the DBS in last year’s Casino Royale this car has displayed a mystique and panache that complemented the Bond persona better than any other marque.

casino_royale_dbs_1.jpg

While there are many critics of Ford’s ownership of Aston Martin, I think that some of the most beautiful looking versions appeared during their ownership.  It could be argued that they were not at the level of quality and performance that the brand deserved, but I can assure you that I would have had no problem being seen in one if I had had the chance.

Back in 1997 the original DB5 from the Gold Finger movie was stolen from a Boca Raton Airport hanger.  I’m not sure if it was ever recovered.

gfastonmartindb5270.jpg

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Automobiles, Car Stuff, Cars, Sports Cars. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to A New Owner for Aston Martin

  1. Pingback: Ford Parts Information

  2. Kristasphere says:

    I think GM needs to follow suit and shed itself of Hummer. So who do you think will buy it?

  3. jimsgarage says:

    I think Arnold Schwartzenegger should buy it. After all, what is he got left after being governor of California? The Presidency is off limits to him. Maria will get tired of his ranting and cigars. Maybe he and Jack Roush could do a deal together.

    Jim

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s