The first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish was produced as the marque’s flagship high-performance grand tourer from 2001 until 2007 and features a naturally aspirated V12 engine housed within a bonded aluminum composite and carbon fiber chassis. This 2003 example comes finished in Blue Sapphire over Kestrel Tan leather upholstery and is equipped with a 6-speed automated manual transmission. The car also features a limited-slip differential, 19” chrome 12-spoke wheels, power-adjustable bucket seats, and steering wheel shift paddles. This Aston Martin was acquired by the seller in 2015 and has since undergone service including a new clutch, fuel pump, tires, and battery. Showing approximately 24k miles on the odometer, this Vanquish is now being offered for auction by its owner out of California.
The Aston Martin Vanquish was designed by Ian Callum with inspiration drawn from the classic DB4 GT Zagato. It features traditional styling cues including straked front fender vents, a dual-vented bonnet, and a bright silver grille with horizontal slats. Other details include integrated front fog lights, dual exhaust outlets, a polished fuel filler lid, chrome door handles, and chrome accents along the windshield, roofline, and boot lid. This 2003 example comes finished in Blue Sapphire with red-painted brake calipers and factory 19” chrome 12-spoke wheels. The seller notes some minor paintwork was performed on the left front fender to address a scratch and the Michelin Pilot Sport tires show production date codes from 2022 in the front and 2016 in the rear. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The two-seater cabin features Kestrel Tan leather upholstery with a matching quilted Alcantara headliner contrasted by blue carpeting and blue leather on the dashboard and forward door panels. Accessories include power-adjustable bucket seats, a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, V12 Vanquish logo treadplates, a rear parcel shelf, leather-trimmed floor mats, alloy pedals, automatic climate control, an analog clock, and an AM/FM cassette stereo with a CD changer.
The naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V12 DOHC engine features four valves per cylinder and an output of up to 460 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of an electro-hydraulically operated 6-speed automated manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Acceleration from 0-60 MPH takes place in approximately 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 190 MPH. Service performed under the seller’s ownership in 2023 includes replacement of the transmission clutch with a new OEM part at a cost of approximately $15k as well as replacing the fuel pump and battery in 2023 at an authorized Aston Martin dealer.
This sale will include owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a battery charger, a tire repair kit, service records, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting my auction. I have owned this car for over 8 years and store it in a climate-controlled garage. All maintenance is up to date and a new automatic transmission clutch and fuel pump was installed in May 2023. The car is completely stock with new front tires installed in 2022.”
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