5 Of The Most Expensive Aston Martins Ever Sold At Auction

Aston Martin began in London in 1913 as Bamford & Martin, taking its original name from the surnames of founders Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin. Bamford & Martin went broke in 1924, and the company shifted its attention to making sports cars, rebranding as Aston Martin soon after. The Aston part of the new name was borrowed from Aston Hill, where Lionel Martin raced.  Aston Martin was famously the auto brand of choice for fictional MI6 secret agent James Bond.

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