The company was established in 1913 and in 1914 it created its first and in 1919 its second prototype. In 1922 the serial production of a sports roadster ,„1 1/2-litre" was initiated. Aston Martin has been always renown for very luxurious and expensive sports cars. In 1949 the company bought the Lagonda Company. From September 1987 Aston Martin was owned by Ford, and from March 2007 - it is owned by the David Richard's concern (Prodrive Company owner). On 31 January 2020 it was announced that Canadian billionaire and investor Lawrence Stroll was leading a consortium who will pay £182 million in return for 25% stake in the company.