ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA
ASTON MARTIN IS A BRAND OF BRITISH LUXURIOUS AND HIGHPERFORMANCE CARS THAT WAS FOUNDED BACK IN 1913. ITS NAME STANDS FOR LEONEL MARTIN’S WIN IN THE ASTON HILL CLIMB RACE. IN 1947, IT WAS BOUGHT BY SIR DAVID BROW, WHO ALSO ACQUIRED LAGONDA BRAND, FOUNDED IN 1906.
IN 1972, WILLIAM WILSON PURCHASED THE BRAND AND COMBINED THEM IN A LUXURIOUS SEDAN.
In 1972, businessman William Wilson paid 100 pounds for the company and promised to settle up Aston Martin’s substantial debt. So, Mr. Wilson decided to resuscitate Lagonda to make a luxurious sedan. The project kicked off, but it was shattered by the oil crisis in 1973. A new owner came up a year later. Young Peter Sprague decided to retake the Lagonda project, but he introduced the latest technological developments at the time. The idea was clear: a powerful, expensive and state-of-the-art car. Designer William Towns created a big car with straight lines.