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Romans International are one of the UK's leading independent Aston Martin dealers buying and selling the finest examples that Aston Martin has to offer. We are based in Surrey, just outside London and whether your looking to purchase your next vehicle or perhaps your looking to sell your current Aston Martin then Romans International is established as the UK's number one luxury car dealership so please do get in touch with us.
Aston Martin is an iconic British brand that has produced some of the most beautiful performance cars the world has ever seen. Aston Martin Lagonda is synonymous with British motor racing as well as being famously associated with legendary big screen spy character 007, aka James Bond.
Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, the company name comes from name of one of the founders and from the Aston Hill speed hill climb near Aston Clinton, located in Buckinghamshire.
In the twenties the Aston Martin cars raced in the French Grand Prix, and the cars went on to set world speed and endurance records at Brooklands in England. It wasn't until the late 1940's when the Aston Martin company was sold to David Brown company, also that year David Brown limited also acquired the Lagonda Brand, predominately for their Bentley designed 2.6 litre engine.
At this stage the cars were given their legendary pre-fix of DB (abbreviated for David Brown). In this era that the Aston Martin marque was shaped into the well known prestigious hand crafted luxury cars it is known as today with dealerships around the UK. As in 1950 the company unveiled the DB2, which was then followed by the DB2/4 in 1953, after that the DB2/4 MkII followed in 1955, then the DB Mark III later in 1957 and then this was followed by the Italian-styled 3.7 L DB4 in 1958. It was in 1955 that the David Brown Company purchased the 'Tickford coach building company' and its operational base at Tickford Street in Newport Pagnell.
By this time all the cars had established an enviable racing pedigree for the firm, but the DB4 was the focus for establishing the company's reputation, which was later epitomised by the famous DB5 in 1963. Through the sixties and into the seventies the company continued developing the luxury "grand touring" style with the DB6 (1965'70), and then DBS (1967'1972).
Through the seventies and the 1980's a shift of ownership had been taking place on more than one occasion, it was in the eighties and the under the leadership of Victor Gauntlett who able to develop and sell new and used Aston Martin into the highly lucrative Persian Gulf states. Also at this time Aston Martin created an engineering service subsidiary for their sister company Tickford, with the role of developing automotive products for many other well known companies. At the end of the 1980's saw the production of the DB7.
From the beginning of the 1990's saw the ownership and control by the Ford Motor Company, who substantially increased investment into the manufacturing and increased production and the UK Aston Martin dealers were allocated a lot more cars. At the end of the 90's the range was increased with the V12 DB7 Vantage model and in 2001 the company introduced the V12-engined Aston Martin Vanquish.
In 2003 saw other new models like the concept AM V8 Vantage (which was later released in 2005) which has become one of the most successful Aston Martin for sale in their history and the launch of the DB9 which was to replace the DB7. The following year Aston Martin introduced a convertible version called the DB9 Volante. In late 2003 it announced its return to motor racing and the development of the DBR9 program, so a new division was set up called 'Aston Martin Racing' which was responsible for the design, development and management along with Prodrive the British motorsport and automotive engineering group.
After an investment review in 2006 Ford decided to sell of a portion of the Aston Martin brand, it was in 2007 which saw the successful bid by a consortium which was led by the Prodrive chairman David Richards. This brought certainty and stability to the Aston Martin marque once again, with the start of a new era.
The current flagship model for Aston Martin is the Vanquish a simply stunning luxury car based which replaced the DBS in 2012. They have also released the very special Aston Martin DBS Carbon edition for sale which features unique paint colours and extra carbon fibre options. The other prominent models in the current range of Aston Martin for sale include the V8 Vantage, DB9, Virage and the Rapide. In recent times they have also produced the very limited edition One-77 in which only 77 models were made each priced over £1m and in 2012 released the V12 Zagato which is limited to just 250 cars.
Aston Martin's reputation has grown immensely in recent times and has established itself as one of the world's coolest brands due to their selection of beautiful luxury cars for sale. Romans regularly stock used Aston Martin so please visit us in Surrey, a short trip from South London as we are always replenishing our stock. If you are interested in a specific car that we don't currently stock then please contact us and we can source a vehicle for you, we have great relationships with numerous Aston Martin dealers in the UK. If you are considering selling your Aston Martin then please fill out our online form for a valuation on our Selling Your Car page or alternatively email or call us on 01737363700.