Based on the stunning DB9, the Rapide is a luxury saloon that can reach a top speed of 188mph with its roaring, 6.0L V12 engine. The model’s designer Marek Reichman described a thoroughbred race horse as his source of inspiration for a car that is the longest running production car of any Aston Martin in modern day.
Brian has owned the car for 3 years, with it having had just two previous owners before him. Backed up with a full service history, he has enjoyed his ownership having had an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage in the past for 8 years, has now secured a newer smaller car and so is reluctantly selling the Rapide for practicality.
Having secured his new car, Brian was hoping to have sold the Rapide before the coronavirus restrictions were put in place, and so is still motivated to sell as soon as possible.
Finished in Casino Royale Grey, the car looks stunning. There are a number of similarities in the design to the DBS, with the 4 door saloon body of the car being the obvious difference.
Brian informs us that the car is in excellent condition, the paint is even across all the panels as you would expect. The wheels are in great condition too, the Bridgestone tyres having plenty tread on them having only covered a few thousand miles from being newly fitted. Brian tells us a couple of the wheels have some slight nicks on them, and some slight scraping underneath the lower front bumper are the only things of note.
Finished in black leather with black carpets throughout, the cabin looks like a very luxurious place to both command and cruise from. Importantly this example comes with optional extras such as; full Sat-Nav and entertainment system with DVD player, rear entertainment screens, B&O speakers throughout, parking sensors all round, cruise control.
Brian informs us that the interior is also in excellent condition, in line with the relative low mileage(~26,000 miles) of the car. Take a look at the pictures to see for yourself.
Aston Martins V12 engine upfront makes this car a real gentlemen’s express. The semi-automatic gearbox makes for easy driving around town, whilst still having the option to work the car through the gears, arguably the best of both worlds. The car comes with full Aston Martin service history, and Brian tells us that the battery has been changed (a bit of a job if you know about these cars), along with all the tyre pressure sensors on the wheels.
It most recently was serviced in February 2020, along with its MOT and had a clean bill of health from Aston Martin, take a look at the pictures of the service book below.
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