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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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£26,500

  • Mileage~59,200
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine4.3L
  • LocationSkipton

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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Introduction

Isaac Wass
Professional Consignor

With its sensational looks and a reputation for being one of the best built Aston Martins ever, the V8 Vantage is a poster car worthy of its reputation.

Exclusivity and exacting performance have always been Aston Martin's biggest attributes and with the marque’s shift into the modern age, the Vantage became one of the best selling Aston Martins of all time. Originally unveiled as a concept car in 2003, the car attracted plenty of positive feedback which led to the release of the Vantage in 2005, the elegant GT sports car was sold with both V8 and V12 options.

Aston Martin produced 24 variants of the Vantage over its course of production, offered with a variety of engines in a different state of tuning but each one carries its own distinctive character and ability. The Vantage is up there with the most desirable cars in the world, but offers that rare mixture of genuine British craftsmanship, quality feel and a sense of occasion.

This example, finished in black with a matching leather interior, has covered ~59,200 miles in its life and benefits from the coupe body styling and manual gearbox, making this a true drivers' car.

This listing was written from information supplied by Isaac after meeting Matt the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I’ve always liked the feeling of prestige associated with the Aston Martin brand and a little under four years ago I decided to make the dive and purchase one of my dream cars; the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Matt has always been a fan of Aston Martin, be it because of the Bond films or the exclusivity of the marque, the attraction is easy to understand. Having wanted to own an Aston for quite some time, Matt eventually took the plunge in 2019, settling on this well kept example of the V8 Vantage with a little over 50,000 miles on the clock.

During his ownership, Matt has ensured the car has been maintained, having fitted a new lightweight clutch just after purchasing the car at a cost of ~£4,500, along with new front springs in 2021, and most recently a new undertray and fully refurbished wheels, both of which were carried out by Aston Martin.

Sadly due to illness over the last year Matt has not had the opportunity to drive and enjoy the car as he had hoped, and with an impending house move around the corner he has decided to free up the funds and let the car be enjoyed by a new owner.

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Exterior

The timeless styling of the V8 Vantage is admired by all, with its aggressive stance and sleek coupé body lines making this arguably one of the most recognisable Aston Martin designs of the century.

Wheels and Tyres

The 7-spoke alloy wheels are in perfect condition, having been refurbished by Aston Martin themselves a mere two weeks prior to our visit, obviously there is no curbing or any other damage to the wheels whatsoever.

The wheels are fitted with Bridgestone Potenza tyres, DOT marked 2015 these tyres have a good amount of tread left across the board and are free from any visible damage to the outer sidewalls or tread surface.

Bodywork

The bodywork is on the whole excellent, with no visible signs of corrosion on any panel edges, well aligned panel gaps, and no visible knocks or bumps.

There is an invoice for repair and repaint on the nearside door dated 2011 in the paperwork gallery, however this repair appears to have been carried out to a high standard with no visible paint mismatch and no obvious misalignment of the door. We did note the door is slightly stiff to close however this is likely just the door hinge in need of greasing, as the movement is otherwise nice and smooth.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

Painted in black the vehicle's paintwork is in good condition, with only some light stone chips to the front end; looking in keeping with the age and mileage of the vehicle. Otherwise the paintwork is free of any major scratches, scuffs, or defects and suffers only from some minor swirl marks as is to be expected on black paintwork - a good machine polish will make a difference.

As mentioned above the nearside door has been repainted but the paintwork looks to have been carried out well with no obvious colour mismatch or difference in texture.

Again, we have taken high resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves. The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

With no obvious damage to any of the glass on the car, there are no stone chips, scratches or cracks to the windscreen and all surrounding trim is in good condition also.

Interior

The tasteful design of the Vantage’s interior is a subtle reminder of quality, luxury, and performance.

Seats and Carpets

The leather seats are in good condition, with only minor wear to the driver's side seat bolster.

Likewise the luxurious pile of the carpets is undamaged, with no obvious signs of colour bleaching or major wear, the carpet is in keeping with the rest of the interior.

Dashboard

The leather clad dashboard is in great condition, with no damage or marks present on the leather or plastic components of the dashboard, with all switchgear present and correct and in fully working order too.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The perforated leather wheel is well moulded, comfortable to hold and is in great condition, suffering from no major wear or damage to the hide and with intact stitching too.

Likewise the gear stick is free from any major wear or damage, with both the leather wrapped gear knob and leather gear gaiter being in great condition too.

Mechanics

Powered by a hand built 4.3L V8 engine, the Vantage produces ~380bhp and is propelled form 0-60 in ~5 seconds - a devastatingly quick car both on the straights and in the corners.

Engine and Gearbox

The 4.3L V8 engine has been well maintained over the years with regular servicing and starts without hesitation at the press of a button, as can be seen in our ‘On the Road’ video.

Under load the car performs faultlessly, providing effortless and linear power delivery through every gear.

After purchasing the car Matt had a new lightweight clutch fitted under the direction of GC Motors, a local prestige car specialist. When changing gears the gearbox performs without issue, the lightweight clutch enabling fast and efficient gear changes across the range.

Suspension and Brakes

The V8 Vantage came from the factory with slotted Brembo discs as standard, and these can be seen through the alloy wheels to be in good condition, with minimal lipping and no obvious corrosion. The brakes performed faultlessly during our ‘On The Road’ video, with no untoward noises coming from any corner.

Likewise the suspension is in good condition, having the front springs replaced in 2021 during Matt's ownership. The Vantage provides a comfortable ride that is both soft enough for daily driving but more than capable of performing under load too.

The Drive

With the V8 engine providing effortless linear acceleration the Vantage is capable of exhilarating performance but with its GT like comfort and conveniences the Vantage is also an extremely capable daily driver, lavishing the occupants with a luxurious cabin and excellent ride quality.

The V8 Vantage is the ultimate all rounder with exacting performance, timeless design, and ultimate drivability being its key attributes.

Electrics and Other

The electrics of the Vantage are all in fully working order with all lights, both interior and exterior functioning as expected, along with all interior switchgear, electric seat adjustment and sound system.

The car has Parrot bluetooth handsfree kit installed, and Matt has mentioned that there is wiring (but no camera), fitted and hidden for a dash cam.

History and Paperwork

A well maintained and well presented example, this 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage comes to market with only four previous owners and an excellent service record.

With maintenance in line with Aston Martin's service schedule, a new lightweight clutch, and freshly refurbished wheels, this 2006 V8 Vantage comes to market with good history and in well looked after condition.

Wanting for very little, this well kept example is ready to be owned and driven, with its most recent service less than 1,500 miles ago and an MOT valid until November 2023.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in high resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
16.12.2005 Pre-Delivery Inspection 70
17.01.2006 Service - AM 1,124
2007 (not legible) Service - AM 8,018
16.06.2008 Service - AM 15,232
2009 (not legible) Service - AM 22,525
25.09.2010 Service - Specialist 30,184
18.01.2012 Service - Specialist 35,796
11.09.2013 Service - Specialist 40,503
23.09.2014 Service - AM 43,756
01.09.2016 Service - Specialist 47,243
19.10.2017 Service - Specialist 51,313
03.06.2019 Service - Specialist 53,698
09.11.2020 Service - Specialist 56,733
26.10.2021 Service - Specialist 58,077
Key Details
  • ModelV8 Vantage
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date06.01.2006
  • CC4282
  • Mileage~59,200 at visit
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourBlack
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCFBA03BX6GC00424
  • Engine #AM0500860
  • Last Service26.10.2021
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTYes Exp. 08.11.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes - All Clear
  • Former Keepers4
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandBridgestone Potenza
  • Tyre AgeDOT Marked 2015
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~4 Years (Acquired vehicle on 01.08.2019)
  • Key FeatureOriginal Car
  • Auction ID1460







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J1M181
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J1M181

Hi, could you please let me know if the brakes need replacing? I can see a quote for them in the paperwork, but the pictures look like old brakes? Thanks

LJMarsden
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LJMarsden

Other than the twin plate is everything else on the vehicle standard? Including catalytic converters

LJMarsden
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LJMarsden

Thank you Matthew

LJMarsden
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LJMarsden

I have not eber used this site or others for auctions. Am I being too extrmee asking how safe it is. What is the process once someone has won the auction? Cheers

LordBob
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LordBob

Did it have the twin plate clutch fitted or just standard?

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