Sir David Brown was an English industrialist and entrepreneur, managing director of his family firm David Brown Ltd. and owner of automobile manufacturer Aston Martin from 1947 to 1972. In 1947, Brown saw a classified advertisement in The Times, offering for sale a "High Class Motor Business". Brown acquired Aston Martin for £20,500 and, in the following year, Lagonda for £52,500, followed by the coachbuilder Tickford in 1955. He subsequently concentrated all the Aston Martin manufacturing at the Tickford premises in Newport Pagnell. The legendary 'DB' series of Aston Martin cars, including the Atom, the DB2, the DB3, the DB4, the DB5 (famously driven by fictional character James Bond), the DB6, the DB7, DB9 and the DBS were named after Brown using his initials. Aston Martin was sold off in the 1970s when the company was in financial difficulties.



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