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Aston Martin 1997 Vantage V550

Make|Aston Martin
Model|Vantage 'V550'
Year|1997
Exterior Colour|McLaren Carbon
Trim Colour|Claret
Carpet Colour|Red
Mileage|34000
mls/kms|mls
Date Registered|01/06/1997
Transmission|Manual
Hand of Drive|RHD
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PRICE £225,000
With the benefit of new Ford funding and R&D, Aston Martin wanted to produce a car alongside the Virage with a significant improvement in terms of performance and driveability. The result was the Aston Martin Vantage which was introduced at the 1992 British International Motor Show and such was the transformation of this car that it only bore a passing resemblance to the Virage. The new car’s styling was comprehensively updated to create a far more aggressive appearance, every panel, with the exception of door skins and roof, being different to that of the Virage. Revised cylinder heads, camshafts and pistons were also added along with twin Eaton Superchargers giving the new car an impressive 550bhp. With a top speed of 190mph and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, the Vantage was one of the fastest road cars available at the time! The chassis was lightened and re-designed to greatly improve handling, the braking systems were enhanced, larger wheels and tyres fitted and a completely new interior with Connolly hides and burr walnut fascias rounded of the new car. These enormously impressive cars are very rare with only 239 examples ever made and not surprisingly they have become very collectable as significant models in the Aston Martin range.
This V550 was first registered in June 1997 having been specially ordered by its first owner Mr Munroe in McLaren Carbon in order to match his McLaren F1! Factory extras included sports exhaust, traction control, high level stop lamp and multi-change CD player. The car has changed hands just twice since then having been with the current keeper since 2003 and comes with a comprehensive and well documented Aston Martin service history.
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