2007 ASTON MARTIN Vanquish S V12View vehicle description
Styled by Ian Callum, the man responsible for the DB7, the Vanquish was developed with assistance from Aston Martin's parent company Ford using constructional techniques more advanced than those of any contemporary road car. The monocoque tub was made of heat-cured bonded aluminium, braced by a central tunnel of carbon fibre to create a lightweight structure of exceptional rigidity, thus enabling the chassis engineers to develop suspension combining excellent handling and roadholding with unrivalled ride quality.
The 5.9-litre, 48-valve engine developed 460bhp at 6,800rpm, with 400lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. The six-speed gearbox was controlled by F1-style paddles and could be operated in either of two modes: fully manual or computer-controlled automatic, with a 'sport' setting available on both. The inventory of standard equipment included almost everything the discerning connoisseur could wish for, while the performance - 190mph and 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds – placed the Vanquish firmly in the supercar class.
Offered here is an example of the revamped Vanquish S that superseded the original version in 2004. The chief upgrade concerned the engine, which now produced 514bhp, an output good enough to make the Vanquish S a genuine 200+mph car.
The previously optional Sports Dynamic Pack of enhanced steering, suspension and brakes came as standard with the Vanquish S.
This car is offered from outside of the European Union. It has been imported under temporary admission customs bond and is therefore subject to Dutch import tax (9%) on top of the winning bid price. Cars less than 30 years old will pay 10% Dutch import tax plus 21% VAT on the hammer.
The winning bidder will receive a receipt for the final hammer value, as their proof of purchase.
This vehicle has been on static display for a number of years and the documented history available is limited to that displayed in our photography section.
We have not tried to drive the car, and cannot vouch for its mechanical viability or functionality.
It will require recommissioning prior to road use and is sold ‘as seen’.
As CARS Europe BV is the guarantor of all customs duties and taxes for vehicles within Dutch customs bond, the car cannot be released to the buyer or transporter immediately after the sale. For all enquiries relating to Customs, please contact CARS Europe BV.
Purchases will only be released once cleared funds are received. All vehicles must be collected after the payment of funds.
All storage charges must be paid in full prior to the vehicle’s collection or onward transportation. Storage charges payment must be arranged with the storage company. Collection is strictly by appointment only.
Please send a booking email to the storage centre to ensure vehicle(s) are ready at time of collection. Photographic ID will be required at time of collection. If a third party is collecting for you, then written authorisation is required in advance from you and photographic ID of the third party is required at the time of collection.
Collection either by buyer or third party is only possible for vehicles within customs bond if applicable import taxes paid are paid to import into country of bonded storage location.
As soon as The Market by Bonhams receives your payment, the accounts department will send a release note to the manager of the storage facility where your car(s) is stored.
CARS Europe BV will contact you just after the sale to confirm onward transport requirements. Direct contact at CARS for enquiries is as follows; Joanna Herlihy, +31 (0) 252 682 526, +44 7483 433912, firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORAGE CHARGES - €30 + local VAT per motor car per day commencing from the sixth day following the auction end.
CUSTOMS CHARGES - €500 per motor car (plus applicable permanent import taxes from bond).
Engine No: 19364.
Odometer Reading: 414 kms.
When the car was bought new by the vendor on 8.8.07, it arrived in Switzerland with 100 kms of delivery kilometres on the odometer.
We believe the car entered the vendor’s collection of static display vehicles in 2014.
In common with many vehicles from the vendor’s collection, the car comes with no history or service records.
With the proviso that we haven’t tried to start or drive this car and can therefore only comment on its cosmetic condition, we think this LHD Vanquish S is a virtually unused example of a rare, hand-built supercar from one of the world’s great marques.
It is in effectively brand-new overall condition and appears to be entirely authentic and original.
On the Outside
The exterior of the car seems to be more or less pristine, save for a few marks here and there.
The panels are straight and even, the bodywork is free of any significant flaws, and the panel gaps and shut lines seem consistent and even.
The ‘Morning Frost White’ paint finish has retained all of its shine and lustre.
The chrome work, lights, lenses and badging all appear to be in first-class order.
The wheels are also excellent.
There is a scratch on the top of the passenger side front wing and a couple of small marks on the roof on the same side.
On the Inside
As you would expect of a car that’s done little more than warm up its engine, the interior is every bit as impressive as the exterior.
The ‘Bitter Chocolate’ leather is untroubled by creasing or any other indicators of wear or use.
The door cards are excellent, as is the headlining, carpets and mats.
Save for a couple of scuffs caused by the ingress and egress of feet, everything is pretty much as new.
The dashboard and centre console are equally good.
We can’t vouch for the full functionality of instruments, dials, buttons, knobs, switches or levers because we haven’t driven the car.
Everything in the engine bay seems to be in its right and proper place and entirely as you’d expect to find in a car that’s probably on its second ever tank of fuel.
The undersides of the car similarly reflect this car’s lack of familiarity with road surfaces, weather or dirt.
Unsurprisingly, everything we can see appears to have a good deal of structural integrity.
This car doesn’t come with any history or service records.
It must be registered in the country of your choice and you will need to contact the appropriate vehicle licensing agency for instructions on how to do this.
None of the paperwork shown in the gallery in any way constitutes any kind of licensing or registration certification.
What We Think
This is effectively a new car, in new condition, with little more than delivery kilometres to show for its 15 years of life.
Provided, of course, that the engine, electrics and mechanicals are as good as the rest of the car, we think this has to be one of the best examples of the model and the marque you could hope to find.
We’re confident to offer this car for auction with an estimate of €60,000 - €100,000.
Bidders MUST ensure they are aware of the registration situation of a car in auction, and whether it will be possible to export/register a vehicle in their country BEFORE they bid.
All vehicles MUST BE COLLECTED WITHIN 7-DAYS of the auction end. Storage fees of £180 + VAT apply (per week) thereafter without exception.
If needed, Footman James classic car insurance and Classic Concierge offer storage can offer you options, plus we have a list of contacts who can help with transport and shipping both domestic and international.
BORING, but IMPORTANT: Please note that whilst we at The Market always aim to offer the most descriptive and transparent auction listings available, we cannot claim they are perfect analyses of any of the vehicles for sale. We offer far greater opportunity for bidders to view, or arrange inspections for each vehicle thoroughly prior to bidding than traditional auctions, and we always encourage bidders to take advantage of this. We do take a good look at those vehicles which are delivered to our premises for sale, but this only results in our unbiased personal observations, not those of a qualified inspector or other professional, or the result of a long test drive.
Also, localised paint repairs are common with collectable and classic cars and if they have been professionally carried out then they may be impossible to detect, even if we see the car in person. So, unless we state otherwise, please assume that any vehicle could have had remedial bodywork at some point in its life.
Additionally, please note that most of the videos on our site have been recorded using basic cameras which often result in 'average' sound quality; in particular, engines and exhausts notes can sound a little different to how they are in reality.
Please note that this is sold as seen (Caveat Emptor) and that, as is normal for used goods bought at auction, a return policy does not apply. See our FAQs for more info, and feel free to inspect any vehicle as much as you wish.
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