Lot 129 - 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish 2+2
|Odometer reading||35,250 miles|
|Estimate||£47,000 - £55,000|
- Low mileage
- High specification
- Impressive service history
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 35,250 miles and was supplied new in March 2004. The impressive list of factory fitted items include 19” multi spoke wheels, Xenon headlights, Alcantara roof lining, heated electric seats and the magnificent Linn audio upgrade with subwoofer. The service history is just as impressive and features ten main dealer stamps with the most recent service at 31,453 miles. This Aston Martin Vanquish is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2022. Ever since the introduction of the DB9, Aston Martin have built a reputation for building the ultimate Gran Turismo cars, a combination of high performance with ultimate luxury and the Vanquish certainly continues this trend.
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