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You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between the 16th and 30th July. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 or email@example.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.
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Aston Martin returned to the James Bond franchise in the 2002 film Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan as the eponymous secret agent. The film showcased the Vanquish's brutish good looks, cutting edge engineering and incredible performance. The Vanquish was built in two versions, a two-seater and what became known as the ‘2+2’ with a couple of child-friendly rear seats filling the space that in the two-seater was occupied by a shelf for a golf bag or other luggage. Aston Martin's first power unit of its type, the 6.0-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine developed 460bhp at 6,800rpm, with 400lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. A pleasing blend of up-to-the-minute technology and traditional materials, the interior was dominated by an imposing aluminium centre console extending from fascia to transmission tunnel. Connolly leather upholstery, Wilton carpeting and quilted Alcantara headlining emphasised its Aston Martin heritage for, despite its advanced specification, the Vanquish was built like all other Astons before it, one at a time and by hand. Production ceased in 2007, by which time the model had been upgraded as the Vanquish ‘S’ and the UK list price had risen to over £185,000.
Supplied by JCT600 in February 2002, the Aston Martin Racing Green paintwork is complemented by Fern Green upper trim, Parchment Lower trim and Fern Green carpeting with Parchment Alcantara headlining. The service book shows fourteen main dealer and specialists stamps. Invoices show this Vanquish has had nothing but the very finest care with over £22,000 worth of maintenance and servicing despite the low mileage of some 18,766 at the time of cataloguing. Our vendor purchased the car in 2015 noting the rarity of the colour combination having seen too many examples of the Vanquish in “Bond Silver”.
The car presents very well and features the incredibly rare and complete glove-box mounted accessory pack which includes a branded metal-bound notebook, tyre pressure gauge, a Leatherman-type multi-tool and torch all in a fitted casement. The history file is extensive and includes the aforementioned invoices and the service book notes the last service on 11th September 2019 at 18,479 miles with an MOT Certificate valid until November 2020 together with the V5C. Further included are a fitted car cover and battery conditioner.