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Did you get your bid in? Hope you didn't put it off to the last minute and let it slip by. After all, this IS one of the coolest car companies on the planet. Just think of yourself being able to say, "I liked the car so much, I bought the company!" And even better is the knowledge that it might not be losing as much money as you may have thought when you first considered your bid. The bidding for Aston Martin is just about to close and we will hopefully have the winning bidders name for you as soon as it is released.

The sale of Aston Martin initially attracted more than 30 bidders, but it is believed that the final contenders are the James Packer led consortium, another led by current Aston boss Ulrich Bez, and a bid led by Syrian-born billionaire Simon Halabi. According to Autocar, others in the running include equity groups from the UK and Magna, the Canadian component manufacturer. The investment bank handling the sale, UBS, had asked that all final bids be submitted by today.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      The chinese have MG, why not Aston, too?

      But seriously, it is sad that MG, TVR, and now possibly Aston are being sold off to outsiders, when Englad is making some of the most stylish and interesting cars right now, Aston, especially.

      You can say that Ford is an outsider, but Ford at least left Bez, and others to manage Aston in England, and do their thing, rather than ripping the company up by the roots and relocating it.

      Hopefully the new buyers will have the sense enough that you don't need to fix what isn't broken.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let's hope the new owner can continue to push Aston-Martin forward in sales and racing. And put in some fresh designs! I like the Vantage and all, but Aston is still hung up on the DB7 aesthetic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am pulling for Aston to be returned to their UK roots.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I put in a bid, but some sniper knocked me out in the last seconds.
      • 8 Years Ago
      YAYA!! GO MAGNA!!!