As Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie releases into theaters, Aston Martin — synonymous with 007’s 50 years on the silver screen — is reportedly for sale. The British luxury sports car manufacturer is currently owned by Investment Dar Co. by way of a 64 percent stake in the company. A price has not been named.
While other automakers, namely India’s Mahindra, have been named as potential suitors, nothing is finalized and talks were supposed to be still private. But we feel that General Motors could be a better owner of the iconic British automaker. It could not only learn a thing or two about how to build supercars by hand, but we could also see Aston Martin’s charms trickle down into brands like Cadillac as it continues to move upmarket. An Aston Martin V12 in an Omega Cadillac sounds pretty darn appealing to us, if you don’t mind infringing on either brand’s heritage a little.
That’s just our two cents. How would you feel if The General painted itself in British Racing Green? let us know by taking our poll, and explaining in the comments below.