ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE
EXCLUSIVELY SERVICEd AT ASTON MARTIN MAIN DEALER
Heated front screen, electrically adjusted heated seats, Xenon (HID) headlamps with power wash, 6 C.D. auto-changer, alarm + immobiliser, Aston Martin 160w audio system, driver + passenger front air-bags, side air-bags, dynamic stability control (DSC), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA), LED rear lamps, full leather interior, trip computer, ventilated grooved disc brakes, ABS, 19”inch alloys. Aston Martin fitted Sat Navigation with voice command and remote. SSS Cobra X5 Alarm.
Both desirable and sophisticated in Tungsten Silver, which displays the dramatic styling features to their very best.
It is virtually impossible to find any fault worthy of note, all bodywork is simply superb.
Not even evidence of gravel-rash or stone chips. An optional addition, the Bright finish grille looks magnificent and elevates the whole front aspect. Headlamps are clear and bright as are rear lenses. All glass and chrome highlights are again faultless.
Sumptuous, full leather interior, in the best and most desirable combination, Iron Ore Red also extends to door cappings.
The high back sports seats are supportive, and obviously, fully adjustable, easily accommodating even the tallest of pilots.
Tailors Grey Headlining, Black Cherry carpets, plus Alloy facia trim, all in a virtually un-marked condition, as are the entry sill covers, proudly displaying their heritage.
It would be hard to find a better presented interior.
WHEELS & TYRES
Optional 19”inch 7 spoke Design alloys, are a perfect choice for the V8 Vantage. All four have avoided any scuffs or kerbing and remain in excellent condition with Aston centre caps.
Tyres are all matching Bridgestone Potenza. 275/35 ZR19 (98Y) Rear, 235/40ZR19 (92Y) front, generous tread all round with even wear patterns. Gunmetal Grey brake callipers display Aston Martin highlighted in white.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
It doesn’t come any better than Full Aston Martin Main Dealer service history!
25/03/2006 – Murray Motor Company PDI – 57 miles
15/09/2006 – Murray Motor Company – 1022 miles
17/05/2007 – Murray Motor Company – 1789 miles
06/05/2008 – Murray Motor Company – 2556 miles
17/02/2010 – H.W.M. Walton on Thames – 7484 miles
10/05/2011 – Stratstones, Amersham – 14,679 miles
30/05/2012 – Stratstones, Amersham – 22,509 miles
26/06/2013 – Stratstones, Wilmslow – 26,3447 miles
26/03/2014 – Stratstones, Derby – 28,447 miles
24/04/2015 – Stratstones, Derby – 29,882 miles
25/04/2016 – Stratstones, Derby – 30,453 miles
08/08/2019 – Aston Martin, Nottingham – 31,191 miles
Owned and driven by the last lady enthusiast from April 2016, and previously by a Director of Aston Martin Derby from July 2012, as can be seen by the service records above, this Vantage has been subject to an extremely high level of care throughout its motoring career.
All consumables, such as brake pads disc and tyres have been replaced as required.
Original invoices, MOT certificates, full service book, all Handbooks and keys accompany the vehicle.
It should be stressed, how rare it is to find such a low mileage example, that has still be exclusively attended by Aston Main Dealers through-out.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Pull the flush door handle, open the “Swan” hinged doors, sink into the soft Burgundy leather, depress the clutch.
A red illuminated Start Button begins to glow, centre dash..
All this hints at the drama about to unfurl.
Once ignited, the 4.3 V8 howls into life with a sensuous crackle, then settles to a calmer idle.
The 4280cc, quad cam, 32 valve develops 380 bhp, enough to crack 0-60 mph in around, a Porsche 911 rivalling, 4.8 sec and top speed approx 175 mph.
Being dry sump, the engine can be set lower in the chassis, aiding and lowering the centre of gravity.
Front/Mid mounted, with a rear trans axle, so weight distribution is a near perfect 49/51%.
Brakes being slotted Brembo callipers, against ventilated grooved discs, retard unwanted speed with effective efficiency.
Driving a V8 Vantage is one of the “must-do” experiences, and this is surely one of the best.