917 miles from new 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Coupé Registration no. VA17 XPM Chassis no. SCFLLCKZ3HGJ03547
'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 with deliveries commencing a few months later. 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. Developed from the Project AM310 concept car, the Vanquish utilised a new lighter chassis employing more carbon fibre than the existing DBS platform, as well as having all-carbon fibre bodywork. The exterior styling had evolved from that of the DBS, with styling cues such as the elongated side strakes clearly inspired by the exclusive, limited edition One-77, while the boot lid featured an integral rear spoiler. The One-77's influence also extended to the interior, which boasted hand-stitched leather and Alcantara.
Beneath the bonnet there was an upgraded version of Aston Martin's flagship AM11 V12 engine producing 565bhp and 457lb/ft) of torque, while the transmission was an 'Touchtronic II' six-speed paddle-shift automatic. In August 2014 Aston Martin announced an improved specification for the Vanquish, which included an eight-speed 'Touchtronic III' gearbox and an AM29 V12 engine producing 568 horsepower. Top speed increased to 201mph and the 0-60mph time - aided by launch control - dipped to 3.6 seconds.
Keeping all this in check were ventilated carbon ceramic discs all round, gripped by six-piston callipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear. Suspension was by double wishbones front and rear, controlled by a three-way-adjustable adaptive damping system offering Normal, Sport, and Track modes.
Built initially as either a two-seater or 2+2 coupè, the Vanquish also became available in 2013 as a Volante convertible, which was unveiled to an appreciative public at that year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Élégance. In November 2016, Aston Martin announced the new Vanquish S, which came with an up-rated engine (600bhp) and a new aerodynamic package at a cost of £199,950 in the UK.
This Vanquish S was first registered in June 2017 to a Mr Mike Flanagan, yet by the end of July 2017 had been acquired by the late Paul Jennings, its second owner. Representing a wonderful opportunity to acquire what, in its maker's own words is 'a masterful blend of art and technology', this beautiful British supercar comes complete with all books/tools, a V5C Registration Certificate, and its original factory purchase pack from Aston Martin Reading.
Please be advised that due to the limited number of kilometers recorded on the odometer, this Lot may incur a VAT liability upon registration in any EU country other than the UK.