The Salon Privé Sale 2017

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2003 Aston Martin Vanquish

Lot No.: 219

Registration: LA52 YCH
Chassis Number: SCFAC233X3B500612
Engine Number: 00685
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5935
Year of Manufacture: 2003
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 70,000 - 80,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

Unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, the Ian Callum-designed Vanquish was an instant sales success and the fact that it was James Bond's transport of choice only added to the appeal. Featuring a 6.0-litre V12 generating nearly 450bhp mated to a six-speed paddle shift gearbox, the car sat proudly at the top of Aston's range throughout its seven years of production. Aston Martin's position as the ultimate makers of British sports cars continues, bolstered by the muscular Vanquish, and when sprinkled with a little magic from the James Bond- 'Die Another Day' connection, the image was complete.

This left hand-drive 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish is a ‘special order’ car, delivered new to the Hollywood Film director, Brett Ratner, perhaps most famous for directing the legendary ‘Rush Hour’ movies featuring Jackie Chan. Brett’s name appears on the silver sill plates in this car as ‘V12 Vanquish Handbuilt in England for Brett Ratner’. In addition to this special provenance, this Vanquish has a unique specification and looks particularly 'Hollywood' in discreet Black with a factory black leather interior, factory chrome wheels, and black callipers. 

Our vendor recently imported this car and sent it to renowned Aston specialists, Nicholas Mee. He spent £3,000 with them including the purchase and fitting of new fuel pumps on 27/04/2017 and they reportedly gave the car a clear health check along with commenting on its remarkable condition, perhaps because it's resided in a dry climate for most of its life. The car benefitted from an Aston Martin 'Extended Warranty' until 2014 meaning that the car was routinely serviced and any faults repaired by Aston specialists in LA  and these details are in the car's comprehensive history file along with other service and maintenance invoices and the 'Silver book pack'. 

Now UK registered and showing just over 20,000 miles, this striking and unique Vanquish will ensure that you stand out from the crowd in an appreciating modern classic.