Evaluation: Stored since it was acquired 14 years ago, two owners from new and 8,294 km from new. Good paint with one driver’s door edge chip. The upholstery and top are sound but show some age and sloppy cleaning in the past. The underbody has original undercoat. Good chrome and gauges. Clean, orderly engine compartment with age and road grime. A rare, unusual car but service is essential after the long storage.
Bottom Line: Bought for $261,396 at Bonhams sale at Aston Martin Works Service in May 2008 (€167,700 at the time, this result is €310,500 all-in). The result here is mind-bending, even with the more powerful X-Pack engine, and becomes even more dramatic when the cost of re-commissioning is factored in, even taking into account the low mileage. This is a hefty premium for the performance engine and low miles.