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100th Anniversary Of Aston Martin

By: FSWL team
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On this day 100 years ago, Aston Martin (the car manufacturer most famous for its connection with the James Bond films) was founded. Sean Connery drove the DB5 in Goldfinger (1964) (1964) and Thunderball (1965) (1965), Pierce Brosnan drove it in GoldenEye (1995) (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) while Daniel Craig drove one in Casino Royale (2006) and Skyfall (2012).

Aston Martin is one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands. Independent in spirit and ownership, they remain resolute and true to the ethos of creating cars that embrace advanced engineering, yet exude understated elegance.

2013 marks a significant milestone for Aston Martin – their 100th Anniversary and the start of a second century.

Editor's note:
In Ian Fleming's novel of Goldfinger (1959), James Bond drove an Aston Martin DB Mark III. The decision to use the DB5 in the film version was made after a decision to use the company's latest car.

In the films - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008) - James Bond drives the DBS model of the Aston.

In The Living Daylights (1987) 007 drives the Vantage Volante (V8) and in Die Another Day (2002) (2002) he drives the Vanquish (V12).

Aston Martin news presented on From Sweden with Love:
>Aston Martin DB5 at Pinewood Studios (April 2008)
>Aston Martin DB5 design by Dante (June 2010)
>James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 for sale at auction (October 2010)
>Bond girls at Aston Martin Owner's Club (May 2011)
>James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 displayed in USA (June 2012)

Check out this new and awesome video featuring a specially equipped Aston Martin:

Other James Bond anniversaries during 2013 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>60th Anniversary of the literary James Bond (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of film From Russia with Love (October 2013)
>40th Anniversary of film Live and Let Die (June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of film Octopussy (June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of film Never Say Never Again (October 2013)

Photo above:
The Aston Martin DB5 as displayed at Bond in Motion in Beaulieu. © From Sweden with Love

Visit the official Aston Martin website for all the information about the centenary:



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