2 January 1961 The true sports cars, designed and built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts
There are few names in sports cars more respected than that of Aston Martin. From the first prototypes assembled in the early twenties by Bamford and Martin the cars have been true sports cars, designed and built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
Lionel Martin was an agent for Singer cars before the First World War, and his success in trials with a much modified Singer led him to believe that there was a market for a small car of high performance and high quality. His first experiment was the installation of a Coventry Simplex engine in a 1908 Coupé des Voiturettes Isotta Fraschini chassis.