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Aston Martin is SOLD!!.......
Subject to getting it done by year-end (a requirement of Ford), the buyer is French conglomrate LVMH (Louis Vittoun). There are several suitors (MBZ, BMW, Toyota, Hyundai); but a very knowledgable inside source says it's a "done deal" with LVMH. Don't ask me how I have this info; I can't tell you.
I'm relieved it isn't BMW. After what he did to BMW design, I can't imagine how badly Chris Bangle would destroy AM. Makes me sick to my stomach just to think about it.
Anyway, if true and it actually gets done, I suspect AM will remain a great brand and be well supported by LVMH. No car experience there; but top prestige and vast resources. 'Could be interesting.
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Last edited by DRM; 3rd September 2006 at 11:04 PM.
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