Say It's So, Lagonda: Aston Martin Posts a Profit

Call the Guinness people — we might have a new record in the offing. (Better yet, pour yourself a Guinness and be seated.) Aston Martin will soon report its first profit in 40 years, CEO Ulrich Bez told AutoWeek at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Ford-owned company will likely double its sales over 2004, from 2,400 cars to roughly 5,000, with introductions of the relatively strong-selling DB9 and V8 Vantage credited with the jump. The bubbly hasn't been popped quite yet, as the final figures haven't been released. In other news, Jaguar was seen rocking in place, sucking its thumb and uttering "bollocks, bollocks" under its breath.

Aston Martin posts profit for first time in nearly 40 years [AutoWeek]

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