Such is the case with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. In the future, collectors undoubtedly will look back upon the Series One Vanquish and heap praise upon its carbon-fibre/aluminium tub and bulging, hand-formed aluminium body panels.
In terms of historical reference, the V12 Vanquish has made its mark as the last car built at Aston Martin’s legendary Newport Pagnell factory. Even bricks from the dismantled structure were later sold for charity and are now considered sought-after collectibles
In many ways the V12 Vanquish marks the beginning of Aston Martin’s present technology-driven era. Classic silhouettes and sumptuous cowhides remain, but traditional powertrains and thinking were left in the dust.
Of course, Aston Martin’s current era really hit its stride when ownership changed hands in March 2007. Prodrive chairman David Richards led the consortium that purchased Aston Martin for US$848 million. The relatively small sum is a reminder that Aston Martin is indeed a small manufacturer, regardless of its iconic brand.
Originally posted on Barret Jackson: http://bit.ly/1WCfOof
- One owner from new
- Only 7,708 miles
- V12, 460 bhp engine
- 1 of 973 LHD manufactured
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for sale at DD Classics is finished in a Royal Blue metallic coachwork with Light-stone Connolly hide, quilted inserts, Royal Blue Wilton carpets & matching top role. Our car has been lovingly maintained by one owner from new and has only completed 7,708 miles in that period.
Considered by many to be a future classic, this is a fantastic opportunity for any car enthusiast.
Climb in and you’ll immediately appreciate the superior leather craftsmanship (for which Aston Martin has always been known), as well as the paddle-shifted six-speed mechatronic manual transmission.
The classic Aston Martin silhouette meets modern technology with the V12 Vanquish.
Under-the-hood beauty: the potent V12, hints of the carbon-fibre superstructure and the handsome carbon-fibre strut brace.
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