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2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

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£71,020

  • Mileage~35,981
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine5.9L
  • LocationIpswich

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2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner and Photographer.

Desirable motoring with a growling V12 soundtrack - the Vantage has good looks, great heritage and luxury prestige - all whilst delivering some seriously impressive power.

Handmade British automotive craftsmanship doesn't get much more exquisite than Aston Martin. One of the most leanest and agile in Aston's lineup, the Vantage has been one of the most successful models in Aston's history.

Packing its most powerful V12 engine into the Vantage meant a few factory tweaks to get all that aggression wrapped up; a new hood with large vents helping to lower underhood temperatures was updated and a stiffer set of front springs to support the extra V12 weight were also fitted. With nearly balanced weight across the front and rear of the car and a lower, firmer chassis the updates to the V12 makes the Vantage as comfortable taking on the track as it does taking in town and city roads.

The Vantage is up there with the most desirable cars in the world but offers that rare mixture of genuine build quality, luxury feel and a great sense of occasion when driving. Aston, unlike some other luxury car manufacturers, build relatively low numbers for all production models meaning that seeing a V12 on the road still remains a lovely rare treat.

Coming to market with ~35,931 miles on the clock at time of visit and with just 4 previous owners, this is a great example of a well maintained and stylish Aston. Having had a new clutch installed in 2020 and with the all important drivers manual 6 speed gearbox, the current owner has cherished this car over its ~3 year ownership and would make its new owner very happy for years to come. It comes with a service history by Aston Martin, and has just been serviced on the 2nd November.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting William the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Always an exciting event to drive, the steering is up there with the best and the cornering grip is insane.

Being a big fan of Astons the Vantage V12 is one of William's favourite cars, he says "Its a thug in in Saville Row suit, this car doesn't look out of place anywhere yet its a 510bhp super car that can be unleashed with just the touch of a button".

Having had no major work completed on the car over his ~3 year ownership, William mentions that the Vantage has been completely reliable, "I had a new clutch fitted in early 2020 as the original was coming towards the end of its life, I've kept the car as original as possible with the exception of the added hi flow cats and a remote controlled valved exhaust".

"The car is a real joy, even around town it burbles along with great presence without ever being an embarrassment. Having just brought a new house that needs updating, I'm looking to sell the car to fund a new kitchen and bathrooms".

William
Vehicle Owner

William saved £12,780* when they
sold their Aston Martin with us.

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Exterior

Styling that matches its performance, the muscular updates to the Vantage match the V12 monster under the bonnet perfectly.

Wheels and Tyres

The 19" split 5 spoke Aston wheels show really nicely against the class of the rest of the car. There was a slight sign of diamond cut marks on the alloy itself but nothing that caused us any major concern. Large carbon brakes with black branded callipers bring the Vantage to a stop as you would expect.

Pirelli P-Zero wrap all sides of the car, date coded 2016 with a great amount of tread on them - they look in good visual condition.

Take a look over the exterior gallery section for a close up view of the wheels and tyres on the Aston Martin.

Bodywork

Across the bodywork the Aston is looking fantastic, no apparent marks or dings or anything untoward across the exterior of the car. The doors, bonnet and boot all align nicely and show no signs of issue.

Carbon bonnet scoops allow additional airflow into the engine bay with these sections also looking great. A carbon lip spoiler is also in place adding a subtle extra edge of style to the front of the Vantage.

A nice extra touch was the white and black Aston Martin badge that the factory put on these limited edition cars, differing from the standard white and green finish.

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

Paint

The paintwork on the car looked excellent, great finish and minimal issues across the panelling shows off the Vantage nicely. There were minimal amount of stone marks on the paintwork, we noted one slight chip near the offside wheel arch but we had to look very closely to spot this. Vinyl protective strips have been added to the front and rear arches to give an extra level of protection, overall we struggled to find an area of the paint that we had any concern with.

We've 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

The glass is all presented in excellent condition, with no obvious scratches or chips which we could see at the time of our visit. The trims and seals are the same, matching the rest of the vehicle.

Take a look through the exterior gallery and review video, we take you across all the areas of the car as if you were standing there for yourself. This way, you can see in greater detail what a great looking car the Vantage really is.

Interior

With welcoming leathers and exceptional detailing, the interior of an Aston Martin feels every part luxurious and stylish - everything that you'd expect from this level of build quality.

Seats and Carpets

The seats in the Vantage are in great condition, finished in black leather with white stitching, they show very little wear other than some slight markings where the handbrake raises against the right of the seat edge.

Both driver and passenger seats shows very little wear to the bolster sections which was great to see in the interior. Electrics for the seats are in working order and William told us that he's had no issues with their function or operation.

Carpet sections reflect the condition of the rest of the Aston showing nicely.

Equally impressive quality is shown on the interior trim, roof lining and rear sections.

Dashboard

Dash displays work as they should with no observed issues on our visit. William told us that he's had no issues with any of the electrical elements in the car. Whilst driving on the road we tested the radio and stereo system which were sounding great.

Piano Black mid sections offer a real quality to the dash area and are offset nicely with the leather bound dashboard. Instruments and dials worked as expected with no issues shown during our cold start, as noted in our "Mechanical Review" video

Our interior gallery section takes you over some closer images of the Aston's dashboard, head over and see the cars interior in finer detail.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A multi-function steering wheel connects driver to road, excellent condition, straight forward in design but ultimately everything the driver needs. We noted no excessive wear and tear with the 6 speed manual gearstick showing in an equally great condition.

We've captured high-resolution photos for you to review and appreciate the condition of the interior in our gallery section.

Mechanics

The Vantage engine is capable of delivering some blistering performance; pushing out ~510bhp and with 0-60 times at ~4.2 seconds, the growling V12 is enough to pin the smile back on your face permanently.

Engine and Gearbox

Even starting up from cold this Vantage sounds like an absolute animal. With all that power under the bonnet its a car that offers great presence, the engine sounds great even just idling but add some throttle to the mix and the sound is really something else.

There were no noises that were untoward or any issues that we observed when looking over the car and engine area. Whilst on the road the car went through its paces and gear changes with no hesitancy.

Take a look at our 'On the road' video where we see the growling V12 fire up from a cold start. We take the Aston onto some local roads to get a better feel for what this car is all about.

Suspension and Brakes

The car sits so proudly in its stance. Offering a firm but comfortable ride the car feels like grip and stability would pose no issue when out on the road. We noted no issues with knocks or unwanted suspension noises when we went out on the road with the Aston.

Large carbon brakes give the driver confidence in the Vantage's stopping ability, coming to a halt as you'd expect from a car like this.

The Drive

The big engine, small body formula works so well on the Aston and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face whatever the occasion.

Working Aston’s biggest engine into its smallest sports car makes for an explosive combination resulting in a thrilling driving experience.

Electrics and Other

The Bang and Olufsen radio and stereo was sounding great whilst out on the road with no apparent issues that we noted - William told us this was an expensive option coming in at around £10k.

William said there's no issues with any of the electrical components within the car and to the best of his knowledge, everything was working as it should.

If any further questions are needed about the electronic functions within the car, these can be added in the comments section at the base of the listing.

History and Paperwork

With ~35,931 miles completed and a new clutch installed the Vantage is set and ready to drive, and having been lovingly cherished over the past ~3 years by its current owner this Aston shows as impressive today as it did from first purchase.

Keeping the car as intended was a clear thought in the ownership of this vehicle, works completed have been out of consideration with the clutch being replaced by Aston specialist, 'Pugsley & Lewis' in 2020 benefitting the future owner. The Vantage has a full service history record with Aston Martin and is a real drivers car with its 6 speed manual gearbox and V12 powerhouse under the bonnet. William has also paid attention to the upkeep of this cars looks spending over £500 on paint correction in April 2022. The car has been serviced by Grange Aston Martin in Brentwood on the 2nd November 2022, and also has a fresh MOT going through to next year too, to supplement the main dealer history from Aston Martin this car has.

In terms of non standard items on the car, the Vantage has hi flow cats and a remote controlled valved exhaust. Should the new owner want to revert back to the standard set up, the original cats are supplied with the car and the valved exhaust relay can be easily removed from the fuse board should the new owner wish to do so.

Please note, the current private plates on the Vantage are not included as part of the final sale.

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 hi-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
02.11.2022 Service & MOT 35,981
22.11.2021 MOT 33,536
22.11.2021 Service 33,532
06.11.2020 Service & MOT 33,185
28.11.2019 MOT 30,674
21.08.2019 Service 30,222
20.04.2019 MOT 29,761
20.08.2018 Service 28,034
21.04.2018 MOT 27,479
28.07.2017 Service 26,243
22.04.2017 MOT 25,730
20.07.2015 Service 24,271
22.04.2016 MOT 23,417
29.04.2015 Service & MOT 21,293
01.04.2014 Service & MOT 18,934
12.07.2012 Service 14,713
18.07.2011 Service 10,432
Key Details
  • ModelVantage V12
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date12.04.2011
  • CC5,935
  • Mileage~35,931
  • HistoryFull Service History
  • ColourSilver
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCFEABCF5CGS00769
  • Engine #AM10/30517
  • MOTYes. Exp - 27.11.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes - all clear
  • Former Keepers4
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandPirelli
  • Tyre Age2016
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~3 Years
  • Key FeatureCondition
  • Auction ID537754







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Kulraj Salh
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Auction Update – Reserve Met – Good luck if you’re involved in the bidding. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

discodes666
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discodes666

Hello, Please could you tell me:
Is the car on its original brake discs?
How many sets of brake pads has it had?
What was the mileage when the most recent set of pads were fitted?
Have the spark plugs and/or coils been changed?
If not, when are they due to be replaced?
Who was the first owner? Was it a demo/press car or similar?
Thank you for you help.
Please reply as soon as possible, it will affect the amount I can bid. Sorry for the late enquiry, but I only saw the advert yesterday.
Many thanks, Steven.

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi,

We’ve had the following message back from the seller WillC

“These are original carbon brakes. The brakes will outlast the vehicle by some margin – they do not wear like normal brakes. They are extremely powerful.”

Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

765Daytona
Member
765Daytona

Hi
Could you tell me what the date codes are on all 4 tyres please?
Thanks

Adam - Trade Classics
Admin

Good morning… please have a full watch of the Exterior Video and you’ll see the codes – there are 16 and 18. Cheers Adam

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