FACTBOX-Ford puts Aston Martin up for sale

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Aug 31 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is exploring strategic options including a posible sale of upmarket British brand Aston Martin. Here are five facts about the carmaker: -- The company was founded in London in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford and became known as Aston Martin in 1914 after its showing at the Aston Hill Climb. -- It makes the Vanquish S, DB9 and V8 Vantage models. Sales last year hit a record at around 4,500 -- Ford bought a 75 percent stake in Aston Martin in ...

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