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Bang & Olufsen of Derby Goes Back to Auto Roots

  • Date: 20/03/2012
  • Category: General

Bang & Olufsen in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter are taking its Queen Street store back to its 1930s roots by displaying the new Aston Martin commuter car to sit alongside its premium quality audio visual systems.

Both companies have a long association internationally, not least because B&O sound systems are used in Aston Martin’s iconic cars including James Bond’s latest DBS coupe.

Stratstone Aston Martin of Derby will display one of their Cygnet city commuter cars in the showroom which used to be part of the Kennings depot and car showrooms from Friday March 9th. Whilst smaller than the sportscar range the Cygnet can be specified with the same range of luxury interiors.

Chesterfield-based F Kenning and Sons officially opened its Derby branch in July 1930 displaying, among others, the classic commuter car of the era – the Morris Minor costing £135.

And this will be the first of a number of events and promotions to celebrate Bang & Olufsen’s fifth year in business in the Cathedral Quarter.

Ian Walters, a partner in the business, said: “It is very appropriate that, as we approach our fifth birthday, we celebrate the past and take the showroom back to its beginnings.

“We understand that Kennings were the main dealers for Morris cars and the dealership in Derby was a state of the art facility opened by Sir William Morris and Sir George Kenning so it is fantastic that we will be turning heads again along Queen Street and showcasing an Aston Martin – today’s ultimate British car brand.

 “In addition to demonstrating several new B&O products including sound docks for use with Apple products and the latest 3D televisions, we look forward to giving people another reason to come and see us here in the Cathedral Quarter.”


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