Lot 288 - 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
|Odometer reading||9,003 miles|
|Estimate||£95,000 - £115,000|
|Result||Sold - £104,000|
The Aston Martin Vanquish is a grand tourer introduced in 2001 as a successor to the Virage range. Initially released as a concept car based on the fourth generation VH platform, Aston Martin unveiled the Project AM310 Concept at the 2012 Concorso D'Eleganza at Villa D'Este, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Aston Martin later announced that the concept would be put into production as the all new Aston Martin Vanquish.
The exterior styling of the Vanquish is an evolution of the DBS with many styling cues such as the elongated side strakes being inspired by the Aston Martin One-77. The boot lid included an integrated rear spoiler designed to look as if it is impossible to make; this was done on the orders of Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr. Ulrich Bez.
The car featured an all new interior based on the one found in the exclusive One-77. The standard interior was trimmed in hand-stitched leather and alcantara. The Vanquish used an upgraded version of Aston Martin's flagship AM11 V12 engine with a power output of 565bhp. It was the first Aston Martin available with launch control, however in August 2014 Aston Martin revealed technical modifications to the Vanquish. The changes include a new eight-speed gearbox and upgraded AM29 568bhp, V12 engine. This made the new Vanquish faster with a top speed of 201mph and a 0–60 time of 3.6 seconds.
In 2013, Aston Martin launched a convertible version of the Vanquish, called Volante. The Volante includes fully carbon fibre-skin and a triple-skin lightweight fabric roof. The Vanquish Volante is 13% torsionally stiffer than the outgoing DBS Volante and the carbon fibre-skin from the Vanquish Volante was created by the engineering team at Aston Martin.
Aquired new in May, 2016 and presented in metallic black with beige leather trim, this stunning and almost as-new example will travel from standstill to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds. With the endless interior and exterior configurations, almost every example is unique, this Volante is certainly striking in any light.
Having been owned for just over seven months, the original owner unfortunately, had a small accident in this car, the details of which we do not know. Despite being offered the option to repair the car, he decided to utilise an insurance policy that enables a new car to be delivered to him whilst the original car returned to the supplying garage.
With the original owner now happy in a new Volante, our vendor purchased the car. He had the car repaired and then inspected by AutoLign to ensure any repair works were carried out to a high standard. He was pleased to find they were and such the car is now listed as 'condition inspected'. The details of this can be found in the history file which also contains dealer booklets with a stamped service schedule in May, 2017 at 8,169 miles.
Offered 'as new' but at a fraction of the price of a dealer supplied vehicle, this can be seen as fantastic value for money and potentially a huge saving with the confidence that the car has been independently inspected by AutoLign. Top down, launch control on and feel the wind in your hair with the fabulous sound of that V12 engine.
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