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  • Aston Martin 2007 Vanquish S Ultimate Edition

    £250,000

    Aston Martin unveiled the Ian Callum designed 'Project Vantage' at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit, in 1998. Such was the interest in the car that Aston Martin decided to put the car into production as the V12 'Vanquish'. Introduced at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, with only minor changes to Callum's original design it had a 5.9 litre V12 engine developing 450hp and was revolutionary in its aluminium and carbon composite structure, drive by wire throttle and electro hydraulic manual transmission. It appeared in the 2002 Bond movie 'Die Another Day' and was named in the top three best film cars ever alongside the 'Italian Job' minis and the DB5 from 'Goldfinger'! The Vanquish was produced up to 2004 and only 1400 cars were made before the announcement of the Vanquish 'S' at the Paris Auto Show that year. The car had an increase in power to 520hp, up rated steering, suspension and brakes, new wheels, a front splitter and rear spoiler incorporated in the boot lid. The Vanquish S was built until 2007 when the production facility at Newport Pagnell was shut down and only 1086 examples were made. The end of the production run, and the end of hand built cars from Newport

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    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 7000 mi
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  • Aston Martin 1961 DB4

    £325,000

    The replacement for the DB2 was first considered in 1955 and was a long time coming. Several ideas were considered for the body design but eventually Aston Martin turned to the ‘Touring Company of Milan’ after their collaboration with the DB2/4 Spyders. The ‘Superleggera’ principle of light alloy bodywork supported by a cage of steel tubes utilised by Touring needed a strong rigid chassis which the DB2 set up did not have. So a new chassis was designed by Harold Beach, and due to time constraints was probably heavier and stronger than it needed to be, but as testament to his design this chassis changed very little until the advent of the Virage! The all new engine was designed in house by gifted Polish engineer Tadek Marek who had arrived at Feltham from Austin in 1954 as Chief Designer. The engine was a 3.7 litre, 240 bhp, six cylinder twin overhead cam all alloy design which went on to power Aston Martin cars for the next 20years! So the DB4 arrived in 1958 and became for many the definitive road going post war Aston Martin, strong fast and manoeuvrable it set the bench mark for the models that followed. This 1961 Series 3 car, Chassis DB4/666/R, was first registered in June 1961

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    • Year: 1961
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  • Aston Martin 1964 DB5

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    The DB5 was essentially the next generation of the very successful DB4 with many improvements particularly in power, with the new 4.0 litre version of the Tadek Marek 6 cyl engine developing 280 bhp in standard form or 310 bhp in Vantage. rnA new 5 speed gearbox and much improved brakes along with many other refinements over the DB4 made this a superb sports car at the time. rnIntroduced in the summer of 1963, only 898 saloon cars and a mere 123 convertibles were built until October 1965, when production was given over to the DB6. This DB5 left the factory in September 1964 in its original Sierra Blue with Fawn trim and according to the manufacturers build sheet was first registered to Woodward (Hampstead) Ltd, furniture manufacturers. Subsequent history is unclear but Aston Martin Factory records show it did return for servicing in March 1971. At some point following this, the car was exported to Japan where it remained until being discovered by Desmond in a scrap yard in a very poor state but still on its original colour and trim combination. Several months later in 2005 the DB5 was repatriated to the UK and a full ground up restoration was commenced by Desmond J Smail Ltd on beh

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    • Year: 1964
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  • Jaguar 1955 XK140 FHC

    £69,000

    The Jaguar XK140 was introduced in 1954 and sold from 1955 to 1957 when it was replaced by the XK150. Technically it was very similar to its predecessor the XK120, but with improvements to suspension, steering and brakes. Styling differences included larger bumpers, different grille and a chrome strip to the centre of the bonnet and boot lid. Engine and bulkhead were moved 3” further forward to give driver and passenger more legroom, making it a much more comfortable car to drive! The XK140 continued to use the same 3442cc six cylinder engine from the XK120 but with a 10hp increase in power to 193hp in its standard form coupled with a Moss 4 speed gearbox with overdrive as an option, which this car has. The FHC shared the interior trim and rear seat with the DHC with wind up windows and Walnut veneer dash and door cappings, but the roof line was lengthened by moving the windscreen forward, resulting in shorter wings and longer doors to give better access and more interior room. The XK140 production was very much aimed at the US market and the vast majority of cars went there, with only around a quarter of XK140 Fixed Head Coupe cars being produced in RHD form. This car was original

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    • Year: 1955
    • Mileage: 63000 mi
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  • Aston Martin 1962 DB4 Vantage

    £495,000

    The DB4 was launched in October 1958 as the replacement to the successful DB2 and DB MKIII. However the new car owed nothing to its predecessor, being built with a new chassis courtesy of Harold Beach, body design by ‘Touring’ of Milan and a brand new 6 cylinder engine designed by Aston Martin’s talented Polish engineer, Tadek Marek. The DB4 evolved over time with many improvements until its final iteration, the series 5, was introduced in September 1962. The series 5 cars were increased in length by 3”, had faired-in headlamps, modified brakes, GT instruments, overdrive as standard and of course offered with the option of the more powerful Vantage engine. Only 90 series 5 Vantage cars were built before production started on the almost indistinguishable DB5 in July 1963. This DB4 Series 5 Vantage was first registered in December 1962 by Callanders Garages Glasgow to a Mr Godfrey Scarth from Aberfoyle Perthshire. The factory specification was Desert White with Black Connolly as you see it today. Mr Scarth kept a meticulous log book of every single maintenance event undertaken on the car until the point he sold it in 1985. Subsequent owners continued with this log along with many inv

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    • Year: 1962
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  • Rolls Royce 1980 Silver Shadow II

    £17,995

    The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was introduced in 1965 as a replacement to its predecessor the Silver Cloud and marked a departure from a more traditional design with several innovations new to Rolls Royce. A new ‘monocoque’ construction was a big step forward for Rolls Royce and enabled them to increase interior and luggage space even though the car was slightly smaller than its predecessor. A new Hydraulic suspension and braking system was also employed which gave the car a greatly improved ride quality, and coupled with new disc brakes, a much better braking performance. The new ‘Single Bow’ design also gave the car a much more modern appearance. The Silver Shadow II was introduced in 1977 with improvements to steering and suspension and revisions to front end styling and bumpers. The cars powertrain was initially a Rolls Royce 6.2 litre V8 but by Silver Shadow II introduction this had become a 6.8 litre V8 developing 190 bhp and was coupled to a 4 speed automatic transmission. This Silver Shadow II was first registered in August 1980 to a Harley Street physician and has only two keepers having last changed in 2014! It has been exceptionally well maintained with a full service his

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    • Year: 1980
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  • Aston Martin 1964 DB5 LHD

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    The DB5 was essentially the next generation of the very successful DB4 but with so many improvements it was launched as a new model. The same 6 cylinder Tadek Marek engine was increased to 4.0 litres with a resultant power improvement of 40hp to 280hp in standard form or 310 hp as Vantage. A new 5 speed gearbox and much improved braking enhanced the cars driveability and along with many other refinements made this a superb sports car at the time. Introduced in the summer of 1963, only 886 saloon cars and a mere 123 convertibles were built until October 1965, when production was given over to the DB6. The DB5 remains one of the most Iconic sports cars of all time! This very original and rare left hand drive Aston Martin DB5 first left the factory in Newport Pagnell in February 1964 to be registered to its first owner Monsieur Haas, Rue De Provenance, Paris. Originally in beige trim, otherwise the specification was as you see it here with factory options of 3.77 P-Lok Rear Axle Ratio and Chrome Wheels. Monsieur Haas kept the car for some time before it came into the hands of Monsieur Maurice Teisserenc of La Palue, near the Atlantic coast in South west France. He acquired the car in

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    • Year: 1964
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  • Aston Martin 2007 Vanquish S Ultimate Edition

    £250,000

    Aston Martin unveiled the Ian Callum designed ‘Project Vantage’ at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit, in 1998. Such was the interest in the car that Aston Martin decided to put the car into production as the V12 ‘Vanquish’. Introduced at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, with only minor changes to Callum’s original design it had a 5.9 litre V12 engine developing 450hp and was revolutionary in its aluminium and carbon composite structure, drive by wire throttle and electro hydraulic manual transmission. It appeared in the 2002 Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’ and was named in the top three best film cars ever alongside the ‘Italian Job’ minis and the DB5 from ‘Goldfinger’! The Vanquish was produced up to 2004 and only 1400 cars were made before the announcement of the Vanquish ‘S’ at the Paris Auto Show that year. The car had an increase in power to 520hp, up rated steering, suspension and brakes, new wheels, a front splitter and rear spoiler incorporated in the boot lid. The Vanquish S was built until 2007 when the production facility at Newport Pagnell was shut down and only 1086 examples were made. The end of the production run, and the end of hand built cars from Newport

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    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 3000 mi
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  • Aston Martin 1968 DB6 Vantage Volante

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    The term 'Volante', denoting convertible versions of Aston Martin, was first introduced at the London Motor Show in 1965 when the DB6 was announced, but it wasn't until the same show in 1966 that the DB6 Volante was first displayed. The Db6 was the final evolution of the Aston Martin that had started with the introduction of the DB4 back in 1958 and it departed from that evolutionary path to a far greater degree than its predecessor the DB5. The ‘Superleggera’ principle of body construction was largely done away with in favour of more traditional methods with a resultant weight saving. The wheelbase was increased by 4” which gave the cabin more room and for the first time the car became a true four seater! There was also a marked styling difference over the DB5 convertible with the ‘Kamm’ inspired tail, reflecting the Project 214 race cars, which greatly improved the DB6’s straight line stability. The DB6 also had the best version yet of the Marek 4.0 litre 6 cylinder unit with improvements in Vantage form to develop a power output of 325 bhp. With the increase in wheel base and improvements to rear suspension and engine development the DB6 was considered the best Aston yet to driv

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    • Year: 1968
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  • Aston Martin 1966 DB6 Vantage

    £449,000

    The DB6 was the final evolution of the Aston Martin that had started with the introduction of the DB4 back in 1958. Launched in 1965, it departed from that evolutionary path to a far greater degree than its predecessor the DB5. The ‘Superleggera’ principle of body construction was largely done away with in favour of more traditional methods with a resultant weight saving. The wheelbase was increased by 4” which gave the cabin more room and for the first time the car became a true four seater! There were also marked styling differences over the DB5, in particular the rear three-quarter windows which recall the DB4 GT Zagato and the ‘Kamm’ inspired tail, reflecting the Project 214 race cars, which greatly improved the DB6’s straight line stability. The DB6 also had the best version yet of the Marek 4.0 litre 6 cylinder unit with improvements in Vantage form to develop a power output of 325 bhp. With the increase in wheel base and improvements to rear suspension and engine development the DB6 was considered the best Aston yet to drive and as such continued to be produced until 1970 by which time the DBS production was well under way. This DB6 Vantage was originally registered in March

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    • Year: 1966
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  • Aston Martin 1967 DB6 Rally Car

    £280,000

    This DB6 saloon was initially registered in November 1967, the first registered keeper being a John (Johnny) Ireland from Wolverhampton, Industrialist and Chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club! It was then sold to Scottish Motor Services in Glasgow in 1986 and then to a Mr Cleanthi of Coulsdon Surrey in 1995. The car was purchased by the last keeper in 2001 with the intention of converting it to Rally spec to compete in the 2003 Arctic Rally. The 'no expense spared' conversion was carried out by Desmond J Smail from 2002 to 2003. Desmond was so confident in the quality of his work that he accompanied the owner on the rally himself!! This car has since successfully competed in many other rallies from 2003 to 2009 as follows: 15th Classic Pamplona, 15th Winter Monte Carlo, 2nd Emerald Isle, 16th Winter Monte Carlo, 3rd Emerald Isle, 17th Winter San Remo, 4th Emerald Isle, Rally of the Tests, Rome Liege, 20th Classic Cortina. For all these events it has been maintained and prepared by Desmond J Smail. Some of the main rally preparation includes the following. 4.2 Cosworth spec engine conversion, motor sport suspension front and rear, motor sport brakes front and rear, Spar

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    • Year: 1967
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  • Lagonda 1963 Rapide

    £185,000

    The Lagonda Rapide was borne out of David Brown’s enthusiasm for the marque that he had purchased in 1948 a year after his acquisition of Aston Martin. After some success with the Lagonda 2.6 litre and 3.0 litre in the fifties he decided to reintroduce the famous ‘Rapide’ name with a much more contemporary car in the early sixties. Introduced at the Motor Show of 1961 the Lagonda Rapide used DB4 underpinnings with an extension in wheelbase of 16” and an increase in track of 3 ½“, to make it a large car by any standards. The new DB4 six cylinder engine was employed but increased to 4.0 litres and a David Brown 4 speed manual or Borg Warner automatic transmission were offered coupled to a new de Dion rear axle. Styling was initially provided by Touring of Milan, utilising the same ‘Superleggera’ principle as the DB4, but finished off in house by Aston Martin themselves. The result was a technically advanced, beautifully put together and undeniably exclusive car that was quick and agile for one of its size. It was also however an expensive car that was styled in many ways to attract the North American market where competition was fierce! The result was that by 1964 only 55 cars had be

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    • Year: 1963
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  • Aston Martin 2008 Vantage GT2

    £149,500

    Launched in 2008 the Vantage GT2 was designed to meet FIA and ACO GT2 class regulations with eligibility for the FIA GT Championships, and the European and American Le Mans Series. At the heart of the Vantage GT2 is the critically acclaimed Aston Martin V8 Vantage road car launched in 2005. The Vantage GT2’s engine is based on the standard 4.3 litre Aston Martin V8, retaining the road car’s block, heads and crankshaft, but using competition components, including cylinder heads, connecting rods, valves, camshafts and a racing exhaust system. The engine capacity is increased to 4.5 litres and uses a dry sump lubrication system allowing it to be positioned low in the chassis ensuring an optimised centre of gravity. Like the road car the gearbox is mid-rear mounted but with a six speed sequential transmission with ‘flat shift’ and competition clutch. The bonded aluminium structure is also taken directly from the road car but with the addition of an aerospace specification steel roll cage built to FIA standards. With the exception of the roof the bodywork is manufactured entirely from lightweight carbon fibre and features an advanced aerodynamic package including, splitter, flat floor,

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    • Year: 2008
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  • Aston Martin 1966 DB6 Vantage LHD

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    This DB6 Vantage is 1 of only 37 original LHD Vantage specification DB6 produced by the factory. Delivered new in France in its original colour scheme of Platinum with Dark Blue Connolly, with factory extras of Vantage engine, limited slip diff, chrome wheels, heated rear screen, 3 ear hub caps and power aerial. The matching numbers DB6 Vantage was first registered through French Aston Martin agent Garage Mirabeau to the wife of well-known French singer Richard Anthony. Apparently she was driving a Ferrari 250 Lusso, but the Aston was new machinery and en vogue in comparison. It was kept in their ownership and registered in Paris until 1971 when it was sold to Mr. Franck Fernandel, also a Paris resident. Only two weeks after its purchase by Mr. Fernandel, it was once again sold to Mr. Daniel Leroy another Paris resident. Later in the same year, it was once again sold to another Parisian Mr. Jean Michel. In 1974, the DB6 moved South to Montpellier and new ownership. In the 1980’s it moved North once again to Mulhouse having been purchased by a Mr. Marx. In the early 1990’s, the DB6 was fully restored, both cosmetically and mechanically with photographic documentation by the Ferrari

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    • Year: 1966
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  • Aston Martin 2007 Vanquish S Ultimate Edition

    £250,000

    Aston Martin unveiled the Ian Callum designed 'Project Vantage' at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit, in 1998. Such was the interest in the car that Aston Martin decided to put the car into production as the V12 'Vanquish'. Introduced at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, with only minor changes to Callum's original design it had a 5.9 litre V12 engine developing 450hp and was revolutionary in its aluminium and carbon composite structure, drive by wire throttle and electro hydraulic manual transmission. It appeared in the 2002 Bond movie 'Die Another Day' and was named in the top three best film cars ever alongside the 'Italian Job' minis and the DB5 from 'Goldfinger'! The Vanquish was produced up to 2004 and only 1400 cars were made before the announcement of the Vanquish 'S' at the Paris Auto Show that year. The car had an increase in power to 520hp, up rated steering, suspension and brakes, new wheels, a front splitter and rear spoiler incorporated in the boot lid. The Vanquish S was built until 2007 when the production facility at Newport Pagnell was shut down and only 1086 examples were made. The end of the production run, and the end of hand built cars from Newport

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 7000 mi
    For sale