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2021 TOYOTA GR YARIS – CIRCUIT PACK

One of the most revered drivers’ cars of the last decade, the Toyota GR Yaris, a true homologation special in the most literal sense, certainly lived up to its hype when launched in 2020 and attracted a huge amount of interest worldwide, receiving 5-star reviews by all respected titles and regularly receiving Car of the Year nominations.

Powered by a unique to the model, 1.6 litre three-cylinder engine which, with the aid of a turbocharger, produces 257bhp and 265lb ft of torque. Drive is taken through a six-speed manual transmission to the GR-Four all-wheel drive chassis. The punchy engine and four-wheel drive together enable the GR Yaris to reach 62mph from rest in just 5.5sec. Top speed is an electronically limited 142mph.

The Toyota GR Yaris was available in three specifications: base, Convenience Pack and Circuit Pack. Key features of the Circuit Pack specification were larger brakes, forged Enkei wheels with Michelin PS 4 rubber, a stiffer suspension tune and a locking differential on both axles.

The Platinum White Circuit Pack specification GR Yaris, we are now pleased to offer for sale, was ordered new in 2021 by a long-standing client of ours and has been used sparingly during the three years of his ownership, garaged when not in use.

Maintenance has been carried out annually, with the last service, by Toyota, in March 2024. We can confirm that this car remains in immaculate condition throughout.
Supplied with original purchase invoice, service invoices, MOT certificate, keys, book pack and a set of Michelin winter tyres.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2011 ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE

We are pleased to offer this attractive V12 Vantage, finished in Tungsten Silver over Obsidian Black hides.

The 510 bhp 6-speed manual, V12 Vantage. Quite possibly, the most in demand Aston Martin at present. With timeless styling, exhilarating performance, strong residual values and eminently sensible maintenance costs, we can fully understand the considerable appeal!

In production from 2009 through to June 2013, a little over 300 cars were built with the 6-speed manual transmission for the UK market. This model remains, for many enthusiasts, a milestone of Aston Martin production, with an analogue feel and animalistic instincts, less present in the newer turbo engined and 8-speed automatic transmission ‘second century’ cars.

This excellent example was first registered November 2011 and is finished in Tungsten Silver with Obsidian Black hide and contrasting silver stitch. Notable optional extras specified with this car include; Aston Martin 700w Premium Audio, black brake calipers, Piano Black fascia trim, bright finish front grille, front parking sensors 19” 10 spoke Graphite diamond turned wheels.

Being a 2012 model year example, this particular car benefits from later specification upgrades including the improved Garmin sat-nav system.

Benefitting from annual servicing at Aston Martin main agents, as confirmed by our pre-sale inspection, this car is in excellent condition throughout, with only minimal evidence of use and age. The next owner will receive a fresh service, to schedule, our usual high standards of pre-delivery preparation and detailing,12 months MOT and 12 months warranty.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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1998 ASTON MARTIN V8 COUPE #91 OF 101

Finished in one of the most desirable colour combinations for this model and benefitting from low mileage and a comprehensive servicing and maintenance regime, we are pleased to offer this superb ‘late model’ 1998 V8 Coupe.

The Aston Martin V8 Coupe adopted the styling cues and significantly, the chassis improvements of the flagship V8 Vantage 550 supercharged model, in an elegant and more subtly styled body. Built near the end of the coach-built era of car manufacturing, just 101 of the V8 Coupe's rolled off the Newport Pagnell production line, in total. Now highly sought after, the V8 Coupe is a Grand Tourer par excellence and is refined, with a luxuriously appointed interior, generous 2+2 seating and well-balanced body styling. Attributes, which when combined with the model’s effortless performance, give a superb Grand Touring experience.

Chassis number 79091 is one of the very last cars built, is distinguishable by the later style door mirrors and exterior door handles, as well as relocated powered seat switches. Finished in Rolls Royce Midnight Blue and complemented with Parchment and Pacific Blue Connolly hide interior. This excellent example much cherished by its 4 owners from new, is complete with a comprehensive Aston Martin service history, from the original supplying dealer onward, with services carried out by Aston Martin Works and highly respected AM specialists.

Purchased by its last but one owner from ourselves in 2017, an enthusiast and collector of the marque, more recently the car has been fitted with a new audio system and new set of tyres by surrey-based AM specialist’s. This particular car, has also been Immortalised and now features in the definitive AMV8 reference book, the 'Aston Martin V8’ by Palawan Press. More exclusive and refined, than both its Virage and V8 predecessors, the hand built and extreme low volume production V8 Coupe’s, warrant attention from enthusiasts and collectors alike. This late example is one of the finest we know and is in particularly excellent order, throughout.

Supplied with an extensive history file, including servicing and MOT records, a manufacturer’s build sheet and its original, 1998 purchase invoice. This car is supplied, fully prepared to our usual high standards, by our own Heritage technicians and is now ‘on the button’ ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian.

Available now, for viewing and inspection at our showrooms in Hertfordshire.

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2015 ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE S – AMR PERFORMANCE PACK

Finished in Tungsten Silver over Obsidian Black hides with Iron Ore interior accents, we are now delighted to offer this highly specified V12 Vantage S, featuring many factory optional extras, including the AMR Performance Pack.

Building upon the success and critical acclaim of the original V12 Vantage, in 2013 Aston Martin announced the V12 Vantage S. At the time of the model’s launch in 2013, the 565 bhp V12 Vantage S (up from 510bhp in the original V12 Vantage) was Aston Martins fastest series production car built, capable of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph! Other technical advancements from the original V12 Vantage included 3-stage adaptive damping, Servotronic Steering and a new Bosch engine management system. Cosmetically, the most fundamental difference of the V12 Vantage S was the introduction of new look Carbon Fibre front grille and the option of the new 10 spoke lightweight forged alloy wheels.

One of 272 UK RHD examples of this model, first registered in December 2015, this 2016 model year V12 Vantage S is equipped with the 7-speed Sportshift III automated manual gearbox, which provides near seamless gear changes. Notable optional extras included in its specification are AM 700W Premium Audio, Dark anodised brake calipers, black textured exhaust tailpipe finishes, Gloss Carbon exterior door handle blades, Jet Black exterior graphic, tailgate graphic and grille ‘lipstick’, full length Piano Black facia trim and interior trim pack, front grille carbon, Black headlamps bezels, Aston Martin wings headrest embroidery, Carbon side strakes, Black side window finishers and lightweight Satin Black wheels.

In 2017, this car returned to the original supplying dealer, Aston Martin Amersham, to be treated to a number of desirable factory upgrades including the AMR Performance Pack. This ‘race inspired’ Performance pack offered an increase of 30bhp and consisted of Magnesium exhaust manifolds, full length titanium exhaust, secondary cat delete pipes and a new aero-inspired carbon fibre diffuser. The full pack provided a 16kg weight saving.

At the same time as the above, the car was fitted with the carbon fibre interior pack, carbon fibre engine valley brace, carbon fibre slam panel, carbon fibre mirror caps, carbon fibre door pulls, carbon fibre lower fascia panel and carbon fibre wheel centre caps. The £34k invoice, relating to all of the above, is included in the vehicle’s history file.

Having now covered just 14,100 miles, this example has just been serviced by Aston Martin in January of this year. Our pre-sale workshop inspection confirms the car to be in superb condition throughout.

A fantastic looking, highly optioned example, which sounds sublime, courtesy of the AMR Performance Pack! Supplied with our usual high standards of preparation and with 12 months warranty.

Available for viewing and demonstration at our Hertfordshire showrooms now.

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2007 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH S

A truly excellent example of Ian Callum’s iconic design, this 2007 Vanquish S has covered just 23,000 miles from new. The car is in stunning condition and has been cherished by its previous enthusiast owners, demonstrated by its full Aston Martin main agent and marque specialist service history.

With its heroic, iconic and timeless styling, combined with highly capable, ultimate Grand Tourer performance, combined with a sumptuous, comfortable cabin, the Vanquish S model is firmly established as a must have ‘Young Timer’ classic car to today’s enthusiast and collector.

When production of the Vanquish S, at the Newport Pagnell Works, ceased in 2007, just 1,086 examples had been produced which are now being sought after and acquired by an increasingly discerning client base.
The example that we are now delighted to offer certainly does not disappoint in any regard and can be regarded as a ‘tick box’ example; low mileage, highly desirable colour combination, full Aston Martin Service History and outstanding condition throughout.

First registered in May 2007, this is one of the last 100 Vanquish S to have been built and owned for 10 years by a long-standing enthusiast of the marque, who has for many years played an active role in the Aston Martin Owners Club and participated in many Concours events, often with this particular car. Retained by him until 2018, when sold by ourselves to its next two owners , most recently in 2021.

Finished in the beautiful Ferrari colour of Grigio Titanio over Obsidian Black hides and carpets, this example is fitted with heated seats, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, a heated front screen and 2+2 seating configuration. It has also participated in a number of Aston Martin Owners Club events, most recently securing a 2nd in class finish at the 2017 Spring Concours as well as being featured on the cover of the AM Quarterly magazine.

We could not hope to find a Vanquish S in better condition and it is presented in nothing less than Concours condition. Supplied with a substantial history folder, fresh service, 12 months MOT and 12 months warranty, it is available for immediate viewing and demonstration at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2005 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH S – MANUAL GEARBOX CONVERSION

This stunning, low mileage 2005 Vanquish S is rare to market, being one of circa 100 cars to have been converted to (6-speed) manual by Aston Martin Works Service.

Finished in the attractive colour combination of AM Titanium Silver over Phantom Grey hides, this 2005 model year example of Aston Martins then flagship car, was first registered in March 2005.

In addition to the usual Vanquish S refinements, additional optional extras specified with this car include; Grey brake calipers, body colour door releases, heated front seats, quilted headlining trim, heated front screen, powerfold exterior mirrors, rear parking sensors, SatNav and 2+2 seating.

In 2009, with a recorded mileage of 11,944 miles, the car was sent to Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell to receive its 6-speed, three pedal, manual gearbox conversion which was offered in response to the feedback of some owners who preferred the engagement a manual car provided, over the automated manual ‘paddleshift’ gearbox which was the standard equipment in the Vanquish S model.

Having covered just 18,100 miles from new, our pre sales inspection confirms that the car is in excellent condition throughout. The paintwork being unmarked and the interior still presenting and smelling like a new car!

The car boasts and excellent service record with 8 service stamps from Aston Martin Works and the last two services being carried out by a respected Aston Martin main agent. The new owner will receive the vehicle with a fresh service, to the manufacturers schedule, 12 months MOT and 12 months warranty.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2015 Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition - #060 of 150

A fitting tribute to the highly successful Aston Martin and James Bond 50-year relationship, the DB9 GT Bond Edition announced in 2015 attracted global attention, with ultimately only 38 examples being delivered in the UK, of the eventual 142 built. Finished in standard issue, Spectre Silver with Obsidian Black hides and Silver stitch, this example is complete with its entire complement of special issue equipment, which includes an 007 Limited Edition Omega Aqua Terra wrist watch with accessories, a bottle of Bollinger Champagne, display case and books, all contained within the originally issued 20’’ Globe-Trotter suit case. All remaining unused.

The DB9 GT introduced for 2015, was the last manifestation of the marques highly successful DB9 model, which in this GT specification was uprated to 540bhp, equipped with three stage adaptive damping and Carbon Ceramic brakes and a host of performance upgrades, which eclipsed the specification of the previous halo model, the DBS.

The exclusive car we are delighted to offer, first registered in October 2015, has covered just 998 miles from new, having been driven occasionally by its Aston Martin collector owner and housed in climate-controlled garaging, during its single previous ownership. Stored since 2018, this car has been serviced and recommissioned by our own workshops, ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.

Our workshop inspection confirms this car to be virtually ‘as new’. This DB9 GT Bond Edition, is the first Aston Martin model, to be built with official 007 branding, to commemorate 50 years of James Bond 007 and Aston Martin’s successful relationship. And of course, all tastefully equipped and specified, as befits our renowned secret agent.

A modern classic, extremely rare and built before the conclusion of production of Aston Martin’s most successful model ever the collectability and future appreciation of this wonderfully evocative, rare and desirable collectors’ car is undoubted.

Indeed, one could say it’s, Licenced to Thrill.

Available for viewing now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.


DB9 GT Bond Edition special equipment:

•Spectre Silver exterior paintwork
•Obsidian Black fluted leather sports seats with Galena Silver stitch and Argento Grey welt
•Exclusive ten-spoke gloss black diamond turned 20-inch alloy wheel
•Grey brake calipers
•Bright aluminium bonnet vents, side strakes and grille
•Satin Carbon fibre facia and console surrounds
•Gun Barrel embroidery on rear seat divider
•Individually numbered Sill plaques featuring licensed 007 logo
•Bond edition infotainment screen graphics on start
•Stirling Silver Badging with black enamel infill
•007 Bond Edition Sterling Silver exterior badging
•Black window surrounds
•Alcantara covered One-77 style steering wheel
•Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser
•Branded Globe - Trotter 21” suitcase with an embossed leather luggage tag
•James Bond limited edition Omega Aqua Terra watch, unique strap and watch accessories.
•Bollinger Champagne
•Fitted ‘Bond Edition’ car cover

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2002 FERRARI 575M MARANELLO

Finished in the classic colour combination of Grigio Titanio over Bordeaux hides, we are delighted to offer this superb, reference example of Ferrari’s 575M Maranello.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2002, the 575M Maranello signalled a whole new level of achievement for one of Ferrari’s most traditional layouts – the V12 front-engined rear-wheel drive berlinetta.
Replacing the successful 550 Maranello, in essence the 575 was an uprated 550, built on the same tubular steel chassis but with a bigger and more powerful engine (575 being shorthand for 5,748cc) and other significant modifications signalled by the ‘M’ in the name, (‘M’ standing for Modificata). On top of its extra power – 515hp versus the 550’s 485hp – it had drilled and ventilated brakes with more servo assistance, different front to back weight distribution, better aerodynamics (mainly achieved by changes to the underbody) and electronically controlled adaptive suspension, along with a revised and improved interior.

During the four-year production run (2002-2006) a total of just over 2,000 575M’s were produced, for worldwide consumption.

The example, we are now pleased to offer, was first supplied by Maranello Sales, Official Ferrari dealer in Egham, Surrey in July 2002, finished in Grigio Titanio over Bordeaux hides with optional desirable ‘Fiorano’ Handling Pack along with satellite navigation and Scuderia Ferrari wing mounted shields.
Having recorded just 6,400 miles from new, in the hands of its 3 owners, this car presents in outstanding condition throughout, the exterior being unmarked and the interior unblemished.

Servicing has been carried out by Ferrari main agents and highly respected marque specialists, including its last, major, service by Bob Houghton in August 2022, less than 1,200 miles ago, at which time cambelts and auxiliary belts were changed, along with an interior ‘sticky switch’ refurbishment. A recent ‘Vehicle Health Check’ by Ferrari confirms the car to be fault free, ‘on the button’ and ready to be enjoyed, supplied with 12 months MOT.

The car is accompanied by its original owner’s manual, tool kit, spare keys, Ferrari battery trickle-charger, and book packs including the service book.

Available for viewing and demonstration at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2012 ASTON MARTIN DBS ULTIMATE VOLANTE #44 OF 100

Just in time for the forthcoming motoring season, we are delighted to offer this rare to market, superb, collector grade DBS Ultimate Volante.

In May 2012, Aston Martin announced that the last 100 DBS would be the 'Ultimate DBS' Limited Edition, available as either a Coupe or Volante.

The 'Ultimate' specification included: 2012 model year DBS with 2+2 seating, coachwork in AML Carbon Black, Quantum Silver or Silver Fox, black front grille, bonnet and side strake meshes, carbon fibre wing mirror caps, Zircotec black coated exhaust tailpipe finishers, smoked rear lamps, black lamp surrounds and carbon fibre rear lamp in fills, gloss black diamond turned wheels, DBS badge featuring a red 'S', Quilted Obsidian Black interior, carbon fibre upper fascia and piano black centre console, paddle tips trimmed in spicy leather, DBS seat embroidery including a red 'S', black anodised Bang & Olufsen speaker grilles and finally, a unique sill plaque featuring the individual build number.

In total, just 41 DBS Ultimate Volantes were built and supplied to all markets, of which, just 11 were UK RHD. This superb example, number 44 of 100, was first registered in September 2012 and finished in AML Carbon Black with Obsidian Black hides with Silver stitching.

In addition to the luxurious Ultimate specifications, listed above, notable optional extras specified with this particular example include: Alarm upgrade, Black brake calipers, Satin decklid panel, Carbon fibre veneer and gloss black diamond turned alloy wheels.

Having covered just 9,500 miles from new by its two owners, this car is in superb condition throughout. Servicing has been carried out annually (the service book boasting 9 stamps) by Aston Martin main agents with the last service having been carried out in January 2024.

Supplied with its original custom fit Aston Martin car cover and umbrella, a history file containing original purchase invoices, service invoices and MOT certificates, along with our usual high standards of preparation and with 12 months warranty.

Available for viewing and demonstration at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2018 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH S VOLANTE

Fantastically finished in the unique colour combination of Arizona Bronze over Dark Mocha and Ivory hides, complemented by a Bitter Chocolate convertible hood, we are delighted to offer for sale this low mileage, ‘One of One’ specification, Vanquish S Volante.

In 2017 Aston Martin’s ‘Super GT’ the Vanquish, was relaunched in Vanquish S Volante form, featuring a raft of updates and upgrades, including an increase in engine performance, from 568bhp to 592bhp, thanks chiefly to a larger inlet manifold, whilst revisions to the Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox provided faster shifts while being smoother around town. The aerodynamic performance was a real focus with redesigned diffuser and front splitter, contributing to add downforce and reduce front lift. Famed chassis engineer, Matt Becker, was instrumental in the development of the Vanquish S Volante model, his work delivering extra response, grip and agility whilst not compromising ride quality.

By 2017, Aston Martin had launched the DB11 which combined with the fact that a new Vanquish S Volante would have cost you in excess of £211,000, resulted in surprisingly modest sales numbers. Data supplied by our good friends at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust confirms that just 284 examples were produced for worldwide consumption, just over 100 of which (including the Vanquish S Ultimate Volante model) staying in the UK. A rare model indeed.

The particular example we now offer for sale was first registered in January 2018 having been specified by a long-standing enthusiast of the marque and active AMOC member. The exterior is uniquely finished in Arizona Bronze, the interior a very exclusive combination of Dark Mocha and Ivory.

In addition to the luxurious specifications of the Vanquish S Volante model, notable optional extras include; Alarm upgrade, Titanium meshes, Black brake calipers, a boot mounted CD player, Bright tailpipe finishers, full length Iridium fascia trim and interior pack, V12 side fender badges, Black mesh front grille with Carbon surround, Satin Chrome Jewellery Pack, Ventilated front seats, AM Wings headrest embroidery, One77 steering wheel and 20” 5 spoke Silver diamond turned wheels.

Presenting in immaculate condition, as befits the low mileage of just 6,500 from new and benefitting from annual servicing at Aston Martin, this glorious example of the last of a generation of VH chassis architecture, normally aspirated V12 engined Super GT is available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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1988 Aston Martin V8 Efi

Finished in Chichester Blue with Parchment hide piped Dark Blue and Blue carpets. Fitted with Vantage specification 16’’ wheels and Michelin Pilot sport tyres, Harvey Bailey front anti roll bar and complete with a Nardi wood rim steering wheel.

In single family ownership for the last 34 years, this late model AM V8 Efi, originally equipped with electronic fuel injection and automatic transmission, benefits from all late production model refinements including standard refrigerated air conditioning.

Completed and delivered in August 1988, this AM V8 EFi is 1 of only 59 examples built in total of which, 42 were produced in RHD. Of the 42 RHD cars built, just 13 were finished in the highly attractive colour of Chichester Blue.

Changing hands when two years old in 1990, to its 3rd and last family ownership, a family of Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts since the early 1970’s, this exceptional AM V8 has been maintained continuously by Aston Martin agents and specialists prior to and during, the whole of the last family’s ownership.

Passing from father to son in the early 2010’s, Nicholas Mee & Co were commissioned by the last owner to carry an extensive programme of chassis, body and paint restorative works and a complete check of the cars mechanical condition. These extensive works included attention to the suspension, brakes and steering and were completed by the end of 2017, at a total cost in excess of £70,000, before the car was delivered to its North of England based owner. Since the restorative works completed, the car has been run regularly although has covered less than a thousand dry weather miles. When not in use, the car has been kept in the owner’s ideal standard garaging.

Complete with its originally supplied owner’s handbook, fully completed and stamped original service voucher book and all originally supplied equipment, including the vehicle tool roll, jack and warning triangle. This high-quality example of the last incarnation of the AM V8 line, from long term ownership, is supplied inclusive of a fresh service to the manufacturers service schedule, a multi-point health check sheet, 12 months warranty and MoT certificate.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2017 ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE AMR – MANUAL

Fittingly finished in Stirling Green / Lime Green Halo colour scheme over Pure Black Alcantara with Copper Tan and accents, we are delighted to offer this superb V12 Vantage AMR.

Launched in June 2017, the V12 Vantage AMR (Aston Martin Racing) was conceived and produced in celebration of the Aston Martin’s racing success, in particularly with their win at the Le Mans 24 hrs that year. Equipped with the last and most powerful variant of the sonorous and naturally aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine, no longer built. The Vantage AMR V12 engine, rated at 595 bhp and mated to a 7-speed manual transaxle transmission, is a highly fitting tribute to its endurance racing counterpart, giving extreme levels of performance whilst affording high levels of comfort.

Just 31 V12 Vantage AMR 7-speed manuals were manufactured in Right Hand Drive, with only 19 for the UK market from a total of 75 cars built before production ceased. In addition to the 2018 model year specifications, notable optional extras specified with this example include the lightweight carbon fibre seats, lightweight gloss black wheels, Carbon interior pack, Lime Green colour coded brake calipers and distinctive halo package.

Having covered just 4,929 miles from new, in the hands of its two marque enthusiast owners, our pre-sale inspection confirms this car to be in superb condition throughout, fully protected with Topaz PPF. Its last service having been carried out by Aston Martin in November 2023.

The combined attributes of naturally aspirated, highly audible, smooth and visceral sportscars with manual transmissions, are now becoming a ‘thing of the past’, as the industry marches to a turbo, hybrid and electric future. The V12 Vantage AMR is a modern classic in every sense, a homage to racing glory and extremely rare. In exceptional condition and with low mileage, this superb ‘last of a type’ supercar is highly recommended to the new era collector or enthusiast alike.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2018 ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE AMR ROADSTER

The ‘last of the line’ and ‘last of a type’ V12 Vantage AMR Roadster, finished in Stratus White over Pure Black and Blue Haze metallic hides, presenting in immaculate condition, as befits the mileage of just 1,600 from new.

Launched in June 2017, the V12 Vantage AMR, the final production derivative of the V12 Vantage, was conceived and produced in celebration of the Aston Martin’s racing success, in particular with their GTE class win at the Le Mans 24 hrs that year. Equipped with the last and most powerful variant of the sonorous, naturally aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine, the AMR specification producing 595 bhp which when mated to the 7-speed (dog leg) manual gearbox, is an absolute thrill to drive and a highly fitting tribute to its endurance racing counterpart.

The V12 Vantage AMR was offered in Coupe and Roadster format and limited to a maximum of 100 cars. The Roadster being, by some margin, the rarer version.

Incredibly, just 29 V12 Vantage AMR Roadsters were built (yes, you read that right), for worldwide consumption, 20 in UK RHD specification, making this one of the very rarest variants of one of the most admired Aston Martin models, a real collector’s item.

This particular example was registered for use in January 2018. Finished in Stratus White, with orange centre stripe, over Pure Black and Blue Haze metallic hides with California Poppy welting. Just 2 of the total 29 cars built were finished in this specification.

Notable optional extras specified include; Aston Martin 700w Premium Audio, Gulf Orange brake calipers, full length twill carbon facia trim, front grille Carbon with the inner lip painted in Orange, Piano black interior trim pack, reversing camera, AMR logo headrest embroidery, Lightweight AMR Satin Black wheels, Carbon Fibre Lightweight seats, Carbon Fibre mirror caps, carbon fibre tail lamp finishers and wind deflector.

Having covered just 1,630 miles from, this car is presented in ‘as new’ condition throughout. Servicing has been carried out annually by Aston Martin Main agents, including its last service in October 2023.

The combined attributes of naturally aspirated, highly audible, smooth and visceral V12 engines with manual transmissions, are now a ‘thing of the past’, as the industry marches to a turbo, hybrid and electric future. The V12 Vantage AMR is a modern classic in every sense, a homage to racing glory and extremely rare. In ‘as new’ condition and with ultra-low mileage, this superb ‘last of a type’ supercar is highly recommended to the new era collector, driver or enthusiast alike.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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1999 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE V550

Finished in arguably the most popular colour for the model, Antrim Blue over Parchment hide interior, piped Pacific Blue over Blue carpets, we are pleased to offer this superb quality Vantage V550.

A quintessential ‘Brute in a Suit’, the 1993-2000 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V550 was the last model produced entirely by hand at the Newport Pagnell factory, with a mere 239 examples being built before the factory being closed and remodelled, for Vanquish production. An anachronism of its day, the Vantage V550’s only rival, that could claim to offer the same level of luxury and performance, was Bentley’s Continental T, the most expensive production car of the day.

The V550 standard specification includes 8-way electric seating, climate control, ABS braking and drivers air bag safety features. Delivering 550 bhp the 5.3 litre twin supercharged engine drives a 6-speed manual gearbox and gives the car a 0-60 time of 4.6 sec’s and a top speed of 186 mph. Performance numbers that are impressive today, let alone over 25 years ago! All, whilst enjoying a sumptuous and generous 2+2 cabin trimmed in finest quality Connolly hides, Wilton Wool carpeting and highly polished burr walnut finishers.

This ‘reference’ example we are now pleased to offer, was built and delivered by Aston Martin Mayfair in April 1999, being within the last 10 cars to have been built and incorporating late build refinements including improved door mirrors, door handles, exhaust and cooling systems.

Boasting a superb service record with Aston Martin agents and ourselves, in total the car has received 26 services in its 25 year life! Invoices for which are contained in the extensive history folder and clearly demonstrate that no expense has been spared in the maintenance and upkeep of this car, which is supplied complete with all original hand books, tools, vehicle jack and factory build sheet.

Now having covered 24,700 miles from new, the exterior coachwork is virtually unmarked and the cabin remarkably well preserved. Supplied inclusive of a manufacturer scheduled service, 12 months Warranty and MoT certificate.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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2004 ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 #001 of 099 – LHD

A fantastic, unrepeatable opportunity for any collector or enthusiast of the Aston Martin marque, this DB AR1, car 001 of just 99 produced, finished in the iconic colour of Aston Green over soft white hides and in immaculate condition, as befits just 939 miles from new.

Rekindling the long-standing association between the marque and Zagato of Milan, in 2003, Aston Martin unveiled the DB7 Zagato. This very special coupe was built as a strictly limited production run of only 99 cars, all of which were quickly sold. Due to homologation problems, the DB7 Zagato was not offered to the US market. To satisfy the demand created by the coupe a special ‘roadster’ version was styled by Zagato, using the standard DB7 Volante chassis to overcome type approval issues. Called the ‘DB American Roadster 1’ (DB AR1) the open model was built after the coupe and in fact final assembly was completed at the new Gaydon plant alongside the first DB9’s.

Again, just 99 cars were built, cementing the model as one of the marque’s rarest and most unique models. With distinctive coachwork, the DB AR1 was conceived for American market, however a very small number were supplied to the European market.

The DB AR1 used the standard 6.0 litre V12 from DB7 Vantage with Touchtronic transmission, capable of powering the car to 184 mph. Styling was very similar to DB7 Zagato with the same large grille and twin cowls behind the front seats tapering into the trunk lid, echoing the design cues of the ‘double bubble’ roof design from the coupe. Designed with a sunnier climate in mind, the DB AR1 had no roof or hood covering at all – just a simple rain cover to protect the leather interior when parked.

The example we are now delighted to offer, is particularly special, being number 001 of the 99 produced. First supplied new to the USA, via Aston Martin Agents in Dallas, Texas, in 2004, this car was imported to the UK in 2014, where it resides today. Enthusiast owned whilst in the UK and proudly entered into previous AMOC Concours Events.

Finished in Aston Green over Soft White hides, the car is complete with its tailored indoor car cover, battery conditioner, original DB AR1 book (signed by Carroll Shelby), leather bound history file, roof cover and two Aston Martin umbrellas. A model relevant cherished number plate also accompanies the car.

Offered in immaculate condition, having covered a mere 939 miles from new, this rare and beautiful car is ready to be enjoyed on the open road, or to grace any collection.

Available now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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1992 Aston Martin 6.3 Litre ‘Wide Body’ Virage Volante

Both super rare and with an especially interesting history, we are delighted to offer, in concours condition, this exciting convertible. A factory built Wide bodied Virage Volante with the famed 6.3 Litre engine and 5-speed manual gearbox. Finished in Galloway Green with Green Connolly hides and Dark Green Mohair convertible hood.

Hand built by Aston Martin in 1992, Chassis 003 was the launch car for the 2+2 Virage Volante and displayed by Aston Martin at the 1992 Geneva Motor show, finished in Giallo Fly (Yellow) with Tan hides and manual transmission. This ex’ factory owned Virage Volante was subsequently sold by Aston Martin directly, to form part of the renowned Brunei collection, after being extensively rebuilt by Aston Martin into its current and ultimate Virage configuration, becoming the first of just 19 Virage Volante’s built to full 6.3 Litre Wide Body Specifications.

Returning to the Newport Pagnell Works in 1998 for refurbishment, all later specification braking, suspension, wheel and tyre equipment, transmission, interior fittings and instrumentation were simultaneously applied and the car equipped with the latest ABS and air bag safety systems.

Remaining in climate-controlled storage in the UK, this ultimate specification Virage Volante, was subsequently resold and UK registered in 1999 having covered a mere 100 miles. The second owner, a long-term Aston Martin enthusiast, covered just under 20,000 miles, over his 19 years of ownership with all services and maintenance having been carried out by Aston Martin main agents.

In 2016 this car was sold to a collector who commissioned refurbishment works, including a full body bare metal re-paint in Aston Martin Gallaway Green, a new tailored woven fabric roof covering and the engine removed, dismantled, rebuilt and dynamometer tested. A printed Dyno sheet, dated 2020 and included in the extensive history file, records 490 bhp at 6,200 RPM with a maximum torque at 4,500 RPM of 443 Lbs ft.

Purchased in 2018 by the last owner, a prominent AMOC member, a number of discrete upgrades and a detailing programme has latterly been carried out, to concours winning standards.

Chosen by the discerning selection committee of the prestigious 2023 Concours of Elegance, held at Hampton Court Palace, for inclusion in their main concours car display, as well as having recorded class wins at AMOC organised concours events, as recently as 2022, we do not know of any finer example of the model to exist.

With its extreme rarity, prodigious performance, it’s outstanding concours condition, low mileage and with its Geneva Motor show credentials, this reference quality example of the 6.3 litre Virage Volante, an ‘Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove’, undoubtedly qualifies as the best in breed and is likely to be unrepeatable, at the price level being sought.

A highly detailed and leather-bound vehicle history file included with the car, contains all history details including the original build record, invoices and correspondence for the factory upgrades and services, multiple photographs of the recent engine refresh, the bare metal re-paint, re-veneering of interior finishers and the convertible hood replacement.

Supplied with a spare key set, Owner’s Manual, Virage Technical Guide and Parts Manual, original 1992 Aston Martin sales brochure and photographs at Geneva as well as the factory and Aston Martin Car Cover. An attractive, model relevant Cherished Registration number is available by separate negotiation.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire Showrooms.

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2004 ASTON MARTIN DB7 ZAGATO - #083 OF 99

Uniquely finished in Pendle Black over Charcoal Aniline hides, we are delighted to offer this superb example of the stunning, rapid and rare DB7 Zagato, car 83 of 99 built.

Towards the end of the DB7 production era, in 2002, the DB7 Zagato was unveiled, rekindling one of the motoring world’s most iconic partnerships; Aston Martin and Zagato. Based on a shortened DB7 platform, the Zagato employed the 435bhp V12 powerplant mated to a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission. The distinctive styling, including Zagato’s trademarked “double-bubble” roof, evoking strong memories of the iconic DB4 GT Zagato from the 1960s, not to mention the stunning driveline from the most focused DB7 built, the GT, ensured that the orderbook for all 99 cars was quickly fulfilled.

Bodied mostly in aluminium by Carrozzeria Zagato in Italy, the car was almost 60kg lighter than the standard DB7 GT giving it a suitably enhanced turn of speed over its mechanically similar stablemate. The ‘slippery’ and lighter-weight DB7 Zagato, was estimated to be capable of around 190 mph and able to reach 60 mph in comfortably under 5 seconds.

The DB7 Zagato, 20 years on from launch, has established itself amongst Aston Martin enthusiasts worldwide, for its driving performance and distinctive styling, which has since proved itself to have been ahead of its time.
This example, built towards to end of the production run and first registered in July 2004, is finished in Pendle Black (dark graphite grey) over Charcoal hides, the only example of the model to have been finished in this colour. The build specification includes; ribbed smoke alcantara headlining, powerfold exterior mirrors, Black Oak veneers, heated front screen and Silver brake calipers.

Purchased by its current owner in 2015, this example has been kept in dry storage, with minimal use since. Serviced and recommissioned by our own workshops prior to sale, we can confirm that, having covered just 7,091 miles from new, the condition is superb throughout.

This sublime Anglo-Italian thoroughbred has perhaps gone a little under the radar to date but given the rarity of the model, the head turning styling and it being, in our opinion, one of the marque’s most underrated driving cars, we believe they have a bright future ahead, emerging as a desirable young timer collector car.

Supplied with original DB7 Zagato accessories, including a bespoke numbered DB7 Zagato car cover, bespoke DB7 Zagato book, numbered DB7 Zagato leather jacket, protective DB7 Zagato interior covers, owner’s manual and full complement of keys.

Available for viewing and demonstration now, at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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THE Ex’ JOHN ETHERIDGE ASTON MARTIN DBR2 RECREATION

Built between 1988 and 1991, this highly detailed and professionally recreated DBR2 was the brainchild of the late John R Etheridge, an Aston Martin works Experimental Division engineer from 1956 onward and member of the race team.

Having wished for many years, since his time in the works racing department, to build for himself a DBR2, Etheridge’s opportunity came in 1990 when, with financial backing from F1 race entrants Safir Engineering, construction of this wonderful recreation started in the workshops of J. R. Etheridge Engineering Ltd, in Bushey Heath, London,

An original 1957 ‘Works’ DBR2, DBR2/2, maintained by Etheridge, was made available by the then owner, for detailed technical analysis and reverse engineering. A new tubular steel chassis, faithful to the original, was constructed and a new body buck made (included in the sale) enabling the aluminium body panels, to be fabricated. Built to the original configuration and keeping to the original design principles, including the use of Aston Martin parts, the completed car was first seen in public in 1991.

As with the original DBR2’s, the Tadek Marek designed Aston Martin DB4 engine, to 4.0 litre capacity, is fitted and carries a cylinder head identified with DP5057/2 stampings. DP5057 being the official engine project number for DBR2, the /2 denoting this cylinder head as being the second ‘project’ cylinder head, built up and fitted in 1957 to DBR2/2.

Commenting after inspecting the car in 1990, Ted Cutting, former Aston Martin Engineering Director 1949-1964, wrote to Etheridge, ‘you’ve done a great job. I’d go so far as to say that the car you’ve built, I’d have been proud to have done myself!’

The highly effective DBR2’s, of which only 2 were built, successfully raced in 1957 and 1958 as Works entries, with DBR2/1 and DBR2/2 being driven by Works drivers, Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori, Tony Brooks and Paul Frere. With outright wins and new lap records set in Goodwood’s Sussex Trophy race, at Silverstone in the BRDC meeting and in the Empire Trophy race at Oulton Park during the ‘57 and ’58 seasons. Other races entered with the DBR2, included the Le Mans 24hrs in 1957. Retired from international sportscar racing by 1959, due to a new 3.0 litre engine size limit being imposed by the regulators, both original DBR/2’s were successfully campaigned by Carroll Shelby in the USA, before being sold off. Now in significant collectors’ hands, the two original DBR2’s are conservatively valued in excess of $20 million each.

This exceptional recreated DBR2, 1 of 1 built, was retained by Etheridge until 1995, when the car was sold to the late, racer and notable Aston Martin collector, Robert Leyba in Germany. Etheridge’s DBR2, forming part of Leyba’s sizeable collection, which at that time was the largest Aston Martin collection in Europe, was used occasionally on road events, before being sold at the inaugural Bonhams Aston Martin auction in 2000, achieving almost double the auctioneers estimate. The last owner, a Belgian collector, professionally stored and enjoyed the car occasionally, over the last 20 years.

UK road registered and carrying 1971 Aston Martin vehicle identity, this exceptional car is simply wonderful and fast to drive. Eligible for many historic road rally events and with some level of modification, could be made to comply with FIA HTP regulations, applicable for International historic racing. Finished in period Aston Martin racing green, the car is trimmed and finished in original and correct period materials and fitted with the correct period instrumentation, layout and switchgear.

Available for viewing now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

Notes on the constructor, John R Etheridge (1941 -2014):

Etheridge’s credentials need little introduction, save to say that after serving his years employed in Experimental Division and racing activities of Aston Martin, he in 1963, at the personal invitation of John Wyer, joined Ford Motor Co’s highly successful Advance Vehicle Operations team, to build and race the all-conquering Ford GT40’s. A heroic story well told, in 2019 Hollywood blockbuster, Ford v Ferrari. Wyer always opined that John was one of his finest racing mechanics.

At the end of Fords GT40 racing programme, Etheridge teamed up with established race car manufacturer Safir Engineering and John Wyer’s automotive business in acquiring from the Ford Motor Co in Dearborn, a licence to build and further run 40 Ford GT40 MkV’s, now in collections worldwide.

In 1968 he set up his own company specialising in Aston Martins, Ferrari’s and the Ford GT40. His workshops always looked more akin to hospital operating theatres than any garage – such were his standards.

DBR2 Recreation - Outline Specifications

Chassis:-Tubular Steel, central ‘Back Bone’ structure.

Body:-Aluminium alloy, hand formed using body buck (included)

Engine: Aston Martin DB4. 4.0 litre capacity, 6 cyl. Twin overhead camshafts. 3 x Weber twin choke 50 DCOE. Power 285 bhp (estimated)

Transmission:5 speed + reverse ZF (1960’s) gearbox.

Suspension:Front: Unequal length independent wishbone. Telescopic damping

Rear: De-Dion axle with trailing arms, watts linkage and Salisbury Differential. Telescopic damping.

Brakes:Girling. Twin circuit. Discs front and rear.

Wheels:Borrani 16’’ x 5.5’’ Alloy rim. 3 eared spinners.

Weight:900 Kg’s

A limited number of spares are available, including a new DB4GT type ‘Twin Plug’ cylinder head. The original wood ‘body buck’, used to construct this car, is included with the sale.

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1971 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk2 VANTAGE

Delivered new in March 1971, this DB6 Mk2, originally finished in Burnt Almond with Natural Connolly hide interior and matching carpets, was first supplied to Professor Sydney Cohen CBE, a renowned Pathologist in London. Passing through 3 further hands, before being restored in the mid 2010’s, including the fitment of refrigerated air conditioning, improved insulation and upgraded suspension. Originally specified with the optional and ill-fated Brico fuel injection system, this example, as with all DB6 Mk2’s, received a carburettor conversion, some to standard and some to Vantage specifications, in this instance it was to the Vantage specifications, including a triple set of 45mm DCOE Webber carburettors.

Substantially restored and upgraded between 2011 – 17, including a chassis restoration and bare metal re-paint in Cumberland Grey, a complete engine rebuild to 4.2 Litre lead free specifications and rebuilds to the suspension, brakes and electrics, as well as re-plating of the exteriors brightwork, have all carried out by established and renowned Aston Martin specialists. This excellent example of the DB6 Mk2 has been expertly maintained and evidently much cherished by its previous owners. A pictorial chassis restoration book accompanies the cars history file, clearly demonstrating the depth and excellence of the restoration works completed.

Last changing hands in 2018, all maintenance and annual servicing has been carried by our trained heritage technicians over the last 6 years and 5,000 miles covered. A substantial history file accompanying the car includes MoT certificates from the mid 1980’s onward, confirming the current display of 67,200 miles covered. Earlier records and invoices for maintenance, from well establish Aston Martin specialist engineers, dating from the early 1990’s onward, are contained within the file.

Rare, refined and bred for Grand Touring, the Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 was produced for just 16 months at the end of a successful DB6 and DB6 Volante production run, ending in 1971, after just 240 DB6 Mk2’s left the Newport Pagnell manufacturing facilities before production ceased of the Iconic DB bloodline.

Undoubtedly the most refined of the 1960s generation DBs, the distinguished DB6 Mk2 was equipped in standard specification with significantly improved seating, lighter clutch operation, power assisted steering and an increased width wheel and tyre combination, all combining to deliver substantially enhanced road holding and handling, with greater refinement and improved comfort over earlier DB6’s

Distinguished by subtly flared wheel arches, the DB6 Mk2’s appearance, stance and overall balanced performance remains a favourite with collectors, for its period dynamic performance, improved comfort, distinctive appearance and rarity, all adding to the feel-good factor associated with Classic Car motoring.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

Key points:

- Comprehensive Chassis and Body restoration. Completed between 2010 -2011.
- Matching numbers 4.2 litre Vantage Engine rebuilt, 5,000 miles covered since.
- ZF 5-speed manual gearbox
- Fitted with refrigerated Air Conditioning
- Fitted HB suspension upgrade
- Believed original mileage of 67,200 miles
- Maintained, regardless of cost since 2018 by our own Heritage trained technicians
- Substantial history file contains MoT certificates early 1980’s onward and maintenance invoices 1994 onward, with highly regarded Aston Martin specialist engineers.
- Photographic Restoration record.

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2017 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH ZAGATO - #39 of 99

We are delighted to offer this sensational 2017 Vanquish Zagato, finished in Escaping White over Pure Black and Pearl White hides and presented in ‘as new’ condition, as befits the mileage of just 1,800 miles from new.

Unveiled to great acclaim at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in May 2016, the Vanquish Zagato was the then latest creation from the long-standing partnership with the Italian design-house, Zagato. A strictly limited production run of 99 cars, for worldwide production, were built at Aston Martin’s production facility in Gaydon, England with just 32 for the UK RHD market.

The Vanquish Zagato was based upon Aston Martin’s highly successful Vanquish model that utilised their VH chassis architecture, mated with a 6.0litre V12 engine, in this model tuned to produce 595bhp, capable of propelling the car to a 0-60mph time of 3.5sec. Bodied entirely in Carbon Fibre, the Vanquish Zagato incorporates many of the design houses signature styling cues such as the ‘double bubble’ roof and large front grille, built with the exquisite ‘Z’ pattern. At the rear, the bladed LED lights provide a futuristic look.

Not only sublime to look at, the Vanquish Zagato is a real thrill to drive, courtesy of; the most powerful engine available, the lighter weight, as a result of the extensive use of carbon fibre, the 8-speed Touchtronic III ZF gearbox and incredible stopping power from its Carbon Ceramic brakes.

This particular example, #39 of 99, is specified with numerous optional extras including; dark anodised brake calipers, black textured tailpipe finishers, full length herringbone fascia trim, polished aluminium fuel filler cap, auto dimming rear view mirror, warm charcoal seatbelts, ventilated front seats, One77 steering wheel, carbon fibre side strakes, 15 spoke Zagato Satin Black diamond turned wheels and black side window finishers.

Benefitting from annual servicing, to schedule, at Aston Martin Main agents, this car is in immaculate, as new condition throughout, protected by full car PPF and is supplied with all keys and owner’s manual, original umbrella and bespoke Aston Martin car cover.

When considering an original purchase price of circa £550,000 and given the depreciation curves followed by previous limited edition Zagato Aston Martin models, this car now represents superb value for what is likely to become a highly collectible and sought-after model, produced at the very end of the successful 1st generation of production at the Gaydon factory, before the introduction of the 2nd century Aston Martins.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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1988 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE – ‘X-pack’

Finished in the superb colour combination of Chichester Blue over Tan hides, piped blue, complemented by a Dark Blue mohair type fabric hood, we are delighted to offer this V8 Vantage Volante ‘X-pack’, an example of the highest quality and condition.

By popular demand, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante was first shown at the Birmingham international motor show in 1986, remaining in production for just 3 years. The Vantage Volante, powered by the 580 ‘X-pack’ specification engine, combines an open-air experience with the sporting characteristics delivered by the Vantage engine and chassis specifications. A potent combination, which when combined with the automatic transmission, provides convenience and a refined driving experience. The most powerful convertible of the day, with 410bhp on tap, the Vantage Volante was hand built by the famed craftsmen and engineers at the Newport Pagnell factory.

The example offered here, is one of just 109 right hand drive examples constructed, of which just a handful were equipped with automatic transmission, was delivered new in 1988. Regularly maintained by Aston Martin and specialist agents and from 2018, within our own workshops, this superbly specified car is fitted with a number of subtle upgrades to the interior, including a professionally installed custom audio system, additional door pockets and ‘POW’ type centre console and removable wind deflector.

Highly specified and meticulously maintained, the car is supplied complete with a bespoke leather bound service history folder, containing previous MoT certificates, as well as detailed maintenance invoices for works received, original owners handbook containing its original stamped service book and is complete with its original tool roll, vehicle jack and warning triangle, as equipped when new.

This rare and exciting V8 Vantage Volante ‘X-pack’ is available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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Built and delivered new in June 1960, finished in Sea Green with Black hide, this outstanding DB4 Series 2, is a great tribute to the care and attention, extended by its previous owners, in maintaining and preserving this exceptional example.

The Series 2 DB4 is distinguishable by the high scoop bonnet profile and pressed alloy grille, shared with the DB4GT model and it’s appropriately termed, ‘cathedral’ tail lamps and arched rear wing profile. Beautifully proportioned this early DB4 is as originally imagined and designed, by Italian Carrozzeria ‘Touring of Milan’. Entitled Superleggera, this design principle formed the basis of Aston Martin’s golden age of car production, for a further 11 years.

Body-off restored and engine overhauled in the late 1980’s by highly regarded specialists and continuously maintained thereafter. A substantial number of receipts and invoices contained in this car’s history file, attest to the care and maintenance carried out by its successive owners. Passing hands to its third long term owner in 1997, chassis No:- 355/R was purchased after an exhaustive search, to find an original factory specification and 3.7 litre example, as the car remains today, with a known history.

Subsequently, DB4/355/R, has recently been subjected to a bare metal re-paint in its original colour and the interior completely re trimmed with Connolly Vaumol Tan hides. New Wilton carpeting and a new headlining in period correct material were simultaneously, tailored and fitted. Highly original and with matching numbers, this exceptional car has been regularly serviced and maintained by our ourselves for some years and when not being driven, stored in a climate-controlled environment.

A delight to drive in its original specifications and beautifully presented, in delightful colour Sea Green, the highly detailed and extensive history file accompanying the car includes early restoration details, photography and copious invoices covering many years, from renowned Aston Martin specialists. Also contained within the file, is copy of the original build sheet, previous MoT certificates and a former owner’s concise history, of DB4/355/R from 1960 to 2013.

A delight to drive, beautifully finished in period colour and with an extensive history file, this exceptional DB4 is available now, for inspection at our Hertfordshire showrooms.

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Launched in 2011, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a unique collaborative association between Aston Martin and famed Italian coachbuilder Zagato. An historic partnership, which first produced the iconic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 and has, over a 60+ year period, produced a unique collection of high-performance Aston Martin cars, all in extremely small numbers, all with lighter weight than production variants and all with ‘trade mark’ distinctive Zagato body styling and interior features.

The V12 Zagato, clothed in lightweight hand formed aluminium and carbon fibre body panels, is sculpted with signature ‘double bubble’ rooflines and accentuated rear wheel arches, in true Zagato tradition. From the unique ‘Z’ pattern front grille to the rear wings and tailgate, diffuser and splitter’s, formed from carbon fibre, every aspect of the distinctive Zagato styling contributes to give the V12 Vantage a purposeful and menacing appearance, whilst reducing the car’s total weight, by circa 150Kg’s.

In total, just 61 V12 Zagato’s (including two pre-production cars) were manufactured and supplied to appreciative collectors and enthusiasts, with many now forming part of celebrated collections world-wide.
Using data supplied by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust, our research confirms this car to be one of only 18 right hand drive examples and the only right-hand drive car finished in Black.

The UK specified example, we are delighted to offer, finished in AML Carbon Black with Obsidian black semi-aniline hides, is fitted with optional sports seats, full gloss black road wheels, carbon fibre A-pillar finishers and door mirror caps, black textured exhaust tailpipes and black brake callipers.

Each V12 Zagato, was constructed upon the highly respected V12 Vantage VH platform and running gear, with 510bhp and 570 NM of torque produced by the sonorous 6.0 litre V12 engine. Mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle and with significantly lower weight than its regular production brethren, overall performance in all respects, was lifted to a new and outstanding level.

With just 1,781 miles covered from new, the car being offered is in immaculate condition throughout and benefit’s from professionally applied, ceramic paint protection. First registered in the Channel Islands, if staying in the UK, Taxes will require payment prior to release for UK registration.

During the last ownership, regular maintenance of this exceptional car, has been carried out by Aston Martin Agents and the car professionally stored in climate-controlled conditions, when not in use.

Available for viewing now by appointment only.

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1958 ASTON MARTIN DB Mk III DHC (Drop Head Coupe)

Ordered by and delivered to Guy Salmon Automobiles of Thames Ditton in May 1958, optional equipment specified, included front Disc Brakes and 4 speed Overdrive gearbox. Specified in I.C.I. Elusive Blue paintwork with Off White Connolly hide interior, as the car is presented in today. The original grey woven fabric hood was upgraded to more durable dark blue vinyl hood during restoration.

Elusive by name and elusive by nature, just 84 DB MkIII Drophead coupes were manufactured, from a total run of over 500 DB MkIII’s including Saloon and Fixedhead coupe model variants, produced over a two-year period. This beautiful example, ‘body off’ restored by leading Aston Martin specialists, to concours condition, between 2011 and 2013, is in outstanding condition today, having covered nominal mileage since the restorations completion and having been stored, in climate-controlled conditions, when not in use.

Restored to its original specifications, the engine was rebuilt with the coveted optional DBD engine specifications, of triple SU carburettor configuration with forged alloy pistons and a balanced set of Carrillo connecting rods fitted. A potent and durable combination, which, when combined with the Overdrive transmission, provides the ultimate DB MkIII driving experience.

The first Aston Martin model to pioneer the elegant and now familiar, ‘Open Face’, front grille design and instrument panel echoing the new grille shape, the DB MkIII was the last model built on the lightweight Claude Hill designed chassis, powered by a 3 litre 6-cylinder engine heavily revised by renowned engine designed Tadek Marek whilst the then new DB4 model entered production,

This rare and exceptional car, surely one of the finest examples of the model in existence is now ready to be enjoyed at organised events, that tour you have always promised yourself or the world’s finest concours lawns, this motoring season.

Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.
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