2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
Year of manufacture2015
One of only six 60th Anniversary LE Special Editions, each representing a different decade of Aston Martin.
2015 Aston Martin AM Works 60th Anniversary LE Vanquish Volante
Registration no. KM15 WXN
Chassis no. SCFFPLCGU7FGK02481
"Vanquish sits proudly at the top of the Aston Martin model range. As our flagship Grand Tourer it represents the height of our design, engineering, technology and craftsmanship. ...it is a car of unprecedented ability, it is the very essence of Aston Martin." Aston Martin.
An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st Century, the original Vanquish debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001. Styled by Ian Callum, the man responsible for the DB7, the V12-engined Vanquish took over from the Vantage V8, the Newport Pagnell factory undergoing an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment to accommodate it. For the successor, '2nd Generation' Vanquish, production shifted to Aston Martin's new factory at Gaydon, from whence deliveries commenced in 2012.
Seeking to end Aston Martin's reliance on outside coachbuilders, then company boss David Brown had purchased Newport Pagnell-based Tickford Ltd in 1955. Within ten years, the Newport Pagnell site had become Aston Martin's home. At its height, the factory built more of its cars 'in-house' than almost any other manufacturer, including chassis, engine, bodywork, and trim. Even after production moved to Gaydon in 2007, part of the Newport Pagnell site was retained by Aston Martin Works, and the association between the town and the marque continues to this day.
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the association, Aston Martin Works commissioned six special cars (three Vanquish coupés and three Vanquish Volante convertibles), each representing a particular decade. Each limited edition Vanquish was styled by the design team at Aston Martin Lagonda working with the company's bespoke personalisation service: 'Q by Aston Martin'. Uniquely, these cars use authentic materials carefully selected from each era of the last 60 years to create a celebration of the past, present, and future of Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell.
The first car, a white Volante, was unveiled just before Christmas 2014 to specially invited customers at the annual party; the remaining cars were built during the first few months of 2015. Five of the six cars were, for the first time, brought together in May 2015 for the AM Works/Bonhams auction, and the following day in a special class at the AMOC Spring Concours.
This unique 60th Anniversary Vanquish Volante was sold new by Aston Martin works to the current vendor in 2015 and has been professionally stored since then, covering delivery mileage only. Presented in effectively 'as new' condition, this highly collectible limited edition Aston Martin is offered with all books and tools.