Bonhams | 2018-06-02 | The Aston Martin Sale | Venue : Reading, Englefield House
Lot No. : 223
Year : 2004
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : LJ04 RLT
Chassis No. : SCFAC233X3B501243
Estimate : £ 85,000 - 90,000
Aston Martin Vanquish Coupé Not Sold
* 10,000 kms from new (circa 6,000 miles)
* Left-hand drive
* Built for the German market
* AMOC Concours class winner
* Full Aston Martin service history

'The V12 Vanquish, the most recent addition to the ranks of Aston Martin heritage vehicles, is a car beloved by modern day enthusiasts and also heritage collectors alike. The car's appearance in 'Die Another Day' ensured its place in James Bond history and has helped to make this an instantly recognisable model. Importantly, the Vanquish saw huge developments in engineering and design, many of which formed the basis for the development of the current Aston Martin model line-up.' – Aston Martin.
An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st Century, the V12-engined Vanquish coupé debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001. Aston Martin's first power unit of its type, the 6.0-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine developed 460bhp at 6,800rpm, with 400lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. The six-speed gearbox 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. The inventory of standard equipment included almost everything the discerning connoisseur could wish for, while the performance - 190mph and 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds – placed the Vanquish firmly in the supercar class.
Dominated by an imposing aluminium centre console, the interior featured Connolly leather upholstery and Wilton carpeting, emphasising the Aston Martin heritage, for despite its advanced specification, the Vanquish was built like all other Astons before it: one at a time and by hand. Production ceased in 2007, by which time the model had been upgraded as the Vanquish S and the UK list price had risen to over £183,000.
One of the final models to be manufactured at Aston Martin's famous Newport Pagnell factory, this beautifully presented left-hand drive Vanquish was originally built for the German market. First registered in the UK on 1st June 2016, it has been prepared to show winning standard and achieved a class win at the Aston Martin Owners Club's Autumn Concours that same year. Since then, this Vanquish has been kept covered in dehumidified storage, and has only covered a mere 6,000 miles from new. The car is finished in Tungsten Silver Metallic, with contrasting Charcoal interior trim. To the generous complement of standard equipment, this particular example adds the following options: grey brake callipers, heated seats, quilted headlining, heated front screen, rear parking sensors, and centre console matching the exterior body colour.
This car has full Aston Martin service history, including its time in Japan, and even comes complete with the glove box tools. Freshly serviced by Aston Martin Works and MoT'd for 12 months, this beautiful Vanquish is ready for European touring.

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