We are privileged to offer for sale this absolutely stunning, very rare, low mileage, Aston Martin V8 550 Vantage Twin Supercharged.
RHD and fitted with the very desirable 6 speed short shift manual transmission, this particular example epitomises the Aston Martin ethos of Power, Beauty & Soul, presented in Rolls Royce Blue and complimented Connaught Grey Hide piped in Blue.
This iconic Aston is one of only 150 such Vantages and comes with a complete Aston Martin Service History. Having covered an incredibly low 21,690 miles since new (fully authenticated see below), its in superb condition. All work undertaken by highly acclaimed specialists including a factory fitted short shift gearbox conversion in 2006.
Date Service Odometer AM Dealer Stamp
19/07/1996 1,500 Service 985 JCT 600
24/04/1997 6,000 Service 1,798 JCT 600
04/11/1997 12,000 Serive 3,871 JCT 600
01/09/1999 18,000 Service 4,760 JCT 600
15/03/2000 24,000 Service 7,166 JCT 600
09/01/2001 30,000 Service 11,833 Lancaster Reading
24/03/2005 36,000 Service 16,133 HWM Walton-on-Thames
30/06/2006 42,000 Service 17,642 HWM Walton-on-Thames
23/06/2008 48,000 Service 19,876 HWM Walton-on-Thames
02/07/2012 54,000 Service 21,546 HWM Walton-on-Thames
Current mileage 21,690
These are the last of the traditional, hand built Aston Martin cars. They are full of delightful little touches reflecting the bespoke craftsmanship of their manufacture. The build quality and attention to detail are a constant source of delight.
When this is also complimented by the extraordinary performance that the Vantage 550 can give, it makes for a truly memorable motoring experience and can be enjoyed by four adults in comfort.
After almost 20 years in production, Aston's V8 had been updated for the 1990s. A consummate fast tourer, left room at the top of the range for an out-and-out sports tourer, hence the Vantage.
Although the two models appear superficially similar, few panels are shared and beneath the skin the Vantage chassis boasts the kind of extensive re-engineering required to cope with the massive increase in performance. The latter comes courtesy of a blown version of Aston's 5,340cc V8, twin mechanically driven Eaton superchargers being preferred to turbo-charging on the grounds of superior throttle response.
Quite apart from its stupendous maximum output, remarkable enough in itself, the engine is monstrously torquey, producing 550lb/ft at 4,000rpm.
On the open road, performance is as just as expected from a well maintained Aston Martin V8. We would strongly recommend any interested parties to pay us a visit to both view and test drive this Aston.