Lot 175 - 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish
|Odometer reading||14,481 miles|
|Result||Sold - £58,800|
- Only 14,500 miles from new
- Good service history
- Vanquish S clutch upgrade
An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st Century, the Vanquish debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001, with deliveries commencing a few months later. The Vanquish took over from the Vantage V8 with the Newport Pagnell factory undergoing an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment to accommodate it, gaining a new assembly line, paint shop, rolling road and water test facility. Styled by Ian Callum, the man responsible for the DB7, the Vanquish was developed with assistance from Aston Martin’s parent company Ford using constructional techniques more advanced than those of any current road car of that time. The 6.0 litre, 48 valve, V12 engine, the first of its type for Aston Martin, developed 460bhp at 6,800rpm, 400lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. The state-of-the-art electronic engine management system provided ‘drive by wire’ throttle control and was linked to the six-speed manual gearbox’s electro-hydraulic change mechanism, a first for a production car. The gearchange was controlled by F1-style paddles and could be operated in either of two modes, fully manual or computer controlled automatic, with a ‘sport’ setting available on both. It was an instant sales success and its choice as transport for James Bond only added to the appeal.
This truly stunning Aston Martin Vanquish 2+2 has only covered 14,500 miles and when new was supplied with the Aston Martin Works walnut pack, premium audio system and electric heated seats. Regularly serviced with twelve services listed, the last carried out at 14,025 miles, this car has had the Vanquish S clutch upgrade fitted. Finished in Ferrari Grigio Titanio silver with charcoal and Tailor Grey interior, this lovely Aston Martin Vanquish is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in October 2021, the original aluminium book pack, the fire extinguisher, first aid kit, torch, tyre pressure gauge, quick guide and original note pad. Ever since the introduction DB9 Aston Martin have built the reputation of building the ultimate Gran Turismo cars, a combination of high performance with ultimate luxury and the Vanquish continued with this lifestyle choice.
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