Lot 185 - 2005 BAE Vantare
|Odometer reading||35,591 miles|
|Estimate||£210,000 - £240,000|
- The brainchild of Bradley Walsh
- Chassis number one of ultra-limited production
The BAE Vantare is the brainchild of actor, television presenter, engineer and former professional footballer, Bradley Walsh. It is rumoured that Mr. Walsh drove a DB5 and wasn’t too enamoured by the experience so set about creating a car with super stylish looks and modern day mechanicals. Hence the BAE Vantare was born.
Based on a 2005 Aston Martin DB9 the car was stripped to the chassis and rebodied with the exquisite design named the Vantare. Clearly styling was a massive focus point on this project and it would appear the professional design and manufacturing team interpreted Mr Walsh’s brief with enormous attention to detail. Often cars designed in low numbers can be disproportionate in their shape. This is not the case with the BAE Vantare. The curvaceous lines of this delightfully handsome car will ensure admiring glances from every angle. Under the bonnet is the well tried and tested 6.0 V12 powerplant of the DB9, ensuring performance, a sonorous sound track and power all in one package. We are informed state of the art materials were used in the make-up of this coachbuilt car including the bodywork in carbon fibre composites. LED lighting adorns the exterior and the metallic grey (Silver Birch esq) paintwork is in excellent order. Open the door and a host of buttons and knobs welcome the occupants. Drive is selected by push button and the re-designed dashboard incorporates a large display screen. The uniquely trimmed seats have been crafted very well as has the steering wheel, embossed with the Vantare logo.
713 XUK was chassis number 001 of the project and was utilised as a publicity and press car. It is our understanding that the car was very well received and always generates enormous interest on the road. A very limited production run of the BAE Vantare was planned, all bespoke to customer order and indeed, it is understood that only three cars were manufactured, the last of which sold for £330,000. This is an unrepeatable opportunity to purchase the very first example of this stunning coachbuilt Grand Tourer.
Photographs courtesy of TAZ BROTHERTON (www.tazzybrophotography.com)
Photograph of Bradley Walsh and the BAE Vantare reproduced by kind permission of Steve Camplin
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