ASTON MAR­TIN LAGONDA

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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.

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