Format: 2019-06-27 21:26:54

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Coupé 2001 SCFAC13351B500007-London Olympia 2461

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London Olympia
Auction House: Bonhams
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Y836 MWL
Sold for: £ 60.000

Has not been sold. Highest bid £60.000

First owned by Aston Martin CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez
2001 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Coup
Registration no. Y836 MWL
Chassis no. SCFAC13351B500007
*One of seven Aston Martin Vanquish Press Cars
*Original registration mark
*Paddle-shift transmission
*Main dealer service history
*Factory paperwork confirming provenance
An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st Century, the V12-engined Vanquish coup debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001 with deliveries commencing a few months later. Styled by Ian Callum, the man responsible for the DB7, the Vanquish was developed with assistance from Aston Martin's parent company, Ford, using constructional techniques more advanced than those of any contemporary road car. The monocoque tub was made of heat-cured bonded aluminium, braced by a central tunnel of carbon fibre to create a lightweight structure of exceptional rigidity, thus enabling the chassis engineers to develop suspension combining excellent handling and road holding with unrivalled ride quality.
Aston Martin's first power unit of its type, the 6.0-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine developed 460bhp at 6,800rpm, with 400lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. The six-speed gearbox was controlled by F1-style paddles and could be operated in either of two modes: fully manual or computer-controlled automatic, with a 'sport' setting available on both. The inventory of standard equipment included almost everything the discerning connoisseur could wish for, while the performance - 190mph and 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds placed the Vanquish firmly in the supercar class.
The Vanquish was built in two versions: two-seater and 2+2. A pleasing blend of up-to-the-minute technology and traditional materials, the interior was dominated by an imposing aluminium centre console while also featuring Connolly leather upholstery and Wilton carpeting, emphasising the Aston Martin heritage, for despite its advanced specification, the Vanquish was built like all other Astons before it: one at a time and by hand. Like many of its illustrious brethren, the Vanquish enjoys the distinction of being a 'James Bond' Aston Martin, featuring in the movie 'Die Another Day' starring Pierce Brosnan as '007'.
This early two-seater Vanquish carries the distinctive chassis number ending '007' and is the seventh of seven UK Press Cars, which carried the specially purchased sequential registration numbers 'Y829 MWL' to 'Y836 MWL' (with the exception of 'Y830 MWL'). This example, registered 'Y835 YML', was first owned by Aston Martin's then Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez.
A beautiful example of the very first Vanquish produced and a true collectors' item, it features 'Power Park' mirrors; heated front seats, aluminium/leather steering wheel; heated front screen; satellite navigation; telephone integral system; and a fire extinguisher. Finished in Skye Silver with Chestnut Nubuck interior, the car comes complete with owner's/service book; main dealer service history; MOT to November 2019; two keys; Aston Martin Build Log; and Aston Martin paperwork confirming its Press Car provenance.
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Please note, the correct registration number for this vehicle is Y836 YML.

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