THE number of online searches for Aston Martin cars has risen since Prince William and Kate Middleton were shown driving one of the sports cars after their wedding.
Figures revealed by magazine Auto Trader show the number of searched for Aston Martins on its website soared by more than 40% over the Royal Wedding weekend.
But many of the “hits” were from people curious to find out whether they’d need a king’s ransom to buy one of the iconic cars. Matt Thompson, marketing director for Auto Trader, said: “The Aston Martin has always been synonymous with luxury and style.
“Witnessing the future head of the royal family in control of an Aston Martin obviously sparked an interest in the car.
“With the summer fast approaching, young couples wanting to travel from their weddings just like their royal counterparts are curious if style and luxury also comes with a majestic price tag.”
Aston Martin has strong links with Huddersfield through local businessman Sir David Brown.
Sir David, who also headed David Brown Tractors at Meltham and David Brown Gears in Lockwood, bought Aston Martin and Lagonda Ltd in 1947.