• Jul 19, 2007
Later today, Aston Martin will be closing its historic Newport Pagnell factory, and CAR magazine will be on hand to cover the story live from the facility. The plant produces the V12 Vanquish, and after its shuttering, the center will be leveled in order to erect a series of office parks and residential housing.

Although the plant has been in operation for close to 50 years and Prodrive had originally said that it was safe, skepticism seems to have surrounded the future of the facility. The town itself has undergone a mass exodus of manufacturing jobs over the years, essentially turning the hamlet into a bedroom community.

We'll be following CAR's coverage throughout the day, so watch this space.

[Source: CAR, Newport Pagnell Homepage]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      You would think it could be declared a historical building. But I guess not. It might have made a nice Aston Martin Car Museum
      • 7 Years Ago
      I remember having a tour round the factory on a open day when I was just a nipper. Shame to see it close.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just like when they leveled Ebbets Field in Brooklyn...look what they erected in its stead. Pfft.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a real shame, this place was one of a kind, the engines were made in a separate plant on the other side of the road, and then wheeled across on a little trolley to this place where the rest was made to be put together. Jeremy Clarkson did a feature about it some years ago, think it was part of his motorworld series
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a shame.