Aston Martin unveiled the Ian Callum designed ‘Project Vantage’ at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit, in 1998. Such was the interest in the car that Aston Martin decided to put the car into production as the V12 ‘Vanquish’. Introduced at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, with only minor changes to Callum’s original design it had a 5.9 litre V12 engine developing 450hp and was revolutionary in its aluminium and carbon composite structure, drive by wire throttle and electro hydraulic manual transmission. It appeared in the 2002 Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’ and was named in the top three best film cars ever alongside the ‘Italian Job’ minis and the DB5 from ‘Goldfinger’!
The Vanquish was produced up to 2004 and only 1400 cars were built with less than half that number in RHD form.
Produced in relatively few numbers by today’s standards the Aston Martin Vanquish has become a true ‘Modern Classic’. The last hand-built Aston Martin model ever to come out of Newport Pagnell before its closure, the Vanquish has become very collectable.
First registered in March 2004 this car has covered just 39,000 miles and has a very comprehensive Aston Martin Dealer service history with no fewer than 29 stamps in its service book! This cars service history is matched by its truly immaculate condition and comes with Vanquish S brake discs, reversing sensors, Linn 1200W audio, all the original glovebox accessories and umbrella. An extremely well cared for example that has enjoyed much Aston Martin Owners Club Concours success under its current ownership including a 1st place at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2016, 3rd in the Elite Class (a competition between all winners), St Athan 2017 and a 3rd at the Wormsley Estate in 2019. All this success hasn’t gone unnoticed and not only has Ian Callum himself signed the service book and glovebox notebook but this car’s image was chosen to adorn all the Aston martin Owners Club membership cards for 2022!