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.
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.