ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE CENTENARY EDITION
COLLECTORS QUALITY // 1 OWNER // THE ONLY MANUAL, 1 OF 19 KNOWN COUPES
Graduated 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with Meteorite Silver across bonnet and boot lid, 20-spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned Wheels, Black Textured Tailpipe, Black Bonnet and Side Strake Meshes, Black Front Grille, Grey Brake Callipers, Deep-soft Black Obsidian Leather with silver stitching, Silver thread embroidery of Aston Martin wings in the headrests, Grey Blend Alcantara Headlining, Obsidian Black Carpet and Binding, Pure Black Alcantara Seat Accent and Door Insert, Carbon Fibre Paddleshift, Carbon Fibre Herringbone facia, Black Hardware Pack, Satin Chrome Rotary Switches, 1000W B&O sound system, Electric Heated Sports Seats, Satellite Navigation, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Electric Folding Wing Mirrors, Cruise Control, Sport Mode, Leather Multi-Function Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters, Climate Control, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB Interface, AUX input.
The achingly beautiful outline of the V8 Vantage is highlighted in a glistening shade of Skyfall Silver Metallic, paired with the Centenary Edition graduated bonnet and roof finished in Meteorite Silver. The unique gradiated paint scheme is achieved by a meticulous process that adds an additional 18-man hours to the painting of the car. With such low mileage, this one-off example presents in as new condition without a blemish to note.
Open the swan hinged doors and you are greeted with an exclusive, luxury interior. The seats a swathed in Deep-soft Black Obsidian Leather, highlighted with silver stitching and thread embroidery of the enviable Aston Martin emblem in the headrests. Carbon fibre paddle shifts and highlights throughout the interior give a subtle nod to this Vantage’s DNA. To the entry sills, you’ll find the individually numbered sill plaque of sterling silver with an Aston Martin hallmark. As to be expected there are no cosmetic imperfections to be found inside this special car, and all switchgear and features operate without fault.
WHEELS AND TYRES
The 19″, 10-spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned Wheels are all unmarked. Tyres are matching Bridgestone Potenza’s, all of which have ample tread remaining.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Delivered new to the only owner on 27th February 2014, this Centenary Edition Vantage has enjoyed impeccable annual servicing by Aston Martin Chichester from new. The intervals are as follows:
09/03/2015 – 864 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
28/02/2016 – 1552 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
28/02/2017 – 1569 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
13/02/2018 – 1973 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
26/02/2019 – 1994 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
24/02/2020 – 2006 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
23/02/2021 – 2019 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
21/02/2022 – 2031 miles – Aston Martin Chichester
Accompanying the history file are all servicing invoices, along with book packs and Centenary Edition literature.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Aston Martin announced in 2012 that several of the current sports models would be available as special Centenary editions, these were shown to the public one model at a time. The unveiling process began with the Vanquish with the Rapide S. The V8 Vantage Centenary Edition was never formally unveiled and ha s become one of the rarest production cars of the Gaydon era.
There are faster and more technologically advanced cars in the Aston’s sector, but few offer its poise, balance and enthusiasm for being driven hard. The 4.7-litre V8 (still developing 420bhp) not only provides an immense soundtrack but remains engaging, while the chassis is still one of the best exemplars of all that’s great about a front-mid-engined layout.
The Aston Martin Heritage Trust register has recorded a total of only 19 V8 Vantage Centenary Edition coupes, 7 with ‘S’ spec and 12 with ‘regular’ spec. All but two had the Sportshift II gearbox option leaving this example as the only car in the UK with the six-speed manual gearbox. The other car was built and produced for the US. Its exclusivity is backed up by a verification email from Aston Martin’s Gaydon Headquarters, confirming it is the only manual produced in the UK.
It’s difficult to summarise just how unique this Centenary Edition Vantage is. Owned from new, purchased as a present to herself, the current owner has cherished and adored this car. Always kept in a heated garage, under cover, only driven on special occasions and never in poor weather.
This is undoubtedly a one-off opportunity to secure a collectors quality piece of automotive history, an unrepeatable prospect.