2013 ASTON MARTIN Vantage S

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2013 ASTON MARTIN Vantage S


Unveiled to an adoring audience in 2005, the first-generation Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupé represented the first time the ‘Vantage’ badging had been used as a standalone model name, rather than a word denoting a high-performance variant of an existing model.

Continuing the tradition of hand-built GT cars, the V8 Vantage was marketed as the ‘base’ model in the Aston Martin range. The term ‘base’ is, of course, worlds away from what most manufacturers would consider an ‘entry level’ model, meaning in this instance that the focus was simply on being the smallest, most agile model in the range, rather than the most basic or sparsely-equipped.

On 25 January 2011, Aston Martin unveiled the V8 Vantage S, a more potent version of the V8 Vantage available either as a coupé or roadster and designed to be even sportier than the standard V8 Vantage. The engine was the same 4.7-litre V8, modified to deliver more power and torque, better acceleration and a top speed of 304 km/h. Suspension was stiffened and the steering rack quickened for the S model.

The Vantage S came with a 7-speed automated manual gearbox.

The Vehicle

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. If exporting immediately to another country, then tax/duty will only be paid in that country.

The winning bidder will pay €500 customs charge on top of the ‘hammer’ price.

The winning bidder will receive a receipt for the final hammer value, as their proof of purchase.

This vehicle has been on static display in the Middle East for a number of years and the only history or paperwork available is displayed in the photo gallery. In all cases the papers shown are photocopies unless otherwise stated. We do not have the original paperwork.

Unless otherwise stated, we have not tried to start or drive the car and cannot vouch for its mechanical viability or functionality. The car is not registered anywhere.

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 until full payment received.

All storage charges (€30 + local VAT per day commencing from the sixth day following the auction end) must be paid in full prior to the vehicle’s collection or onward transportation. Collection and viewings are strictly by appointment only.

Please send an 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.

CARS Europe BV will contact you after the balance payment is received to confirm onward transport requirements. For enquiries about import tax and shipping contact Madam Joanna Herlihy, +31 (0) 252 682 526, +44 7483 433912, joanna@carseurope.net.


This 2013 LHD semi-auto Aston Martin V8 Vantage S has just 61kms on its odometer.

It is, to all intents and purposes, a brand-new car that just happens to be 9 years old.

It was bought new for the vendor’s collection of static display cars in 2014.

In common with many vehicles from the vendor’s collection, the car comes with no history or service records, but it does have the owner’s manual (with a delivery stamp) and three sets of keys – including the ‘crystal’ key.

Although the car starts and runs, we haven’t driven it more than a few metres and can therefore only comment on its cosmetic status.

The on-board computer states that the car is due a service, presumably because of the passage of time rather than its 61kms of use.

On the Outside

As you might expect of a car that’s barely warmed up its engine or got its tyres dusty, the bodywork and paintwork are pretty much immaculate.

There are no dinks, dents or creases to speak of. The paint work is shiny, bright and vibrant.

All exterior trim, lights, lenses, badging (including what is presumably some dealership badging) and external fixtures and fittings are in first-class order.

The wheels are excellent.

There is a small scuff and scratch on the rear bumper and a couple of small stone chips on the carbon-fibre lip at the bottom of the front valance.

That’s it – everything else is pretty much showroom-fresh.

On the Inside

The interior is equally untroubled by use or time.

The red leather upholstery with its contrasting white stitching is in fine order. So, too, are the storage bays behind the front seats.

The boot, door cards, headlining, grey carpets, centre console, steering wheel and dashboard are all beyond reproach.

At the time of writing, the passenger seat doesn’t power backwards or forwards, probably because of a failed fuse or relay somewhere – but we can’t be sure.

We can’t make any claims about the full functionality of switches, knobs, levers, toggles, buttons, dials or other electrics as we haven’t driven the vehicle more than a few metres.


The engine and engine bay look wholly unfamiliar with any kind of use.

The undersides look as if they’ve never been outside.

History Highlights

This car comes with no 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.

No documents shown in the gallery in any way constitute any kind of licensing or registration certification.

What We Think

Provided that the engine and mechanicals are as good as the rest of this extraordinary car, then we think this is as near as you can get today to buying a brand-new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S without incurring brand-new AMV8 Vantage S prices.

We’re confident to offer this car for auction with an estimate of €40,000 - €60,000.

Viewing is always encouraged, and this particular car is located in a bonded warehouse in Amsterdam, to arrange an appointment please use the Contact Seller button at the top of the listing. Feel free to ask any questions or make observations in the comments section below, or try our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

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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  • Location: Nieuw Vennep, Netherlands
  • Seller Type: Private
  • Odometer Reading: 61 kms
  • Chassis Number: SCFEKBDLXDGC17315
  • Gearbox: Auto
  • Steering position: Left-hand drive
  • Colour: Silver
  • Interior: Red Leather
  • Estimated Price: €40,000 - €60,000

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