DEARBORN, Michigan: Ford Motor Company is expected to announce this week the sale of its Aston Martin luxury performance car unit for more than $1.27 billion (€968.9m; £659.1m), according to local sources.

Leading the wannabe buyers of the prestige marque is motor racing firm Prodrive in concert with Egypt's Naeem investment bank. UK private equity group Doughty Hanson is reportedly following in the slipstream.

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