1995 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

V550 Coupe
$27.8M at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2022
Friday, 19 August 2022
Sale Price
$100,000 - $160,000
Est. Range
19 August 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Unrestored original
Auction House
Chassis no. SCFDAM2S8RBL70040. Red over black leather. LHD. 5340/550hp twin-supercharged V8, 6-speed, alloy wheels, Goodyear tires, power windows, air conditioning, wood interior trim.

Evaluation: One of 239 built, and showing 8031 km (4990 km). Some minor chips and a small crack on the nose. Clean wheels but old tires. Serious delaminating on the left rear window and the rubber strip is loose around the right rear window. Very clean interior that matches the mileage. One of the coolest and fastest cars of the ‘90s, even if this one isn’t perfect. Muscle car looks and muscle car performance with Aston luxury and sophistication, but also Aston shop bills.

Bottom Line: The twin-supercharged Vantage belted out 550 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque when 911 Turbos, Vipers and Lambos were working with well under 500. Ferrari’s top dog at the time, the F50, made do with just 515 hp. But the Aston weighs more than two tons and period road testers found the car unpredictable, or even scary, to drive. It’s a rare sight on our shores as it was never sold here, but despite that notoriety, it underwhelmed on the block and sold for way less than it cost new, just as many 1990s and ’00s Astons do. One of the cheapest ways to park next to the best stuff at Radwood.

by Andrew Newton
3 September 2022


  • Jean b. says:

    Thank you for the post/ I am the one that bought the car at Bonhams. Very original car that needed a little TLC.

  • Jean b. says:

    Car was originally sold in South Africa and then sold to:Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah per the bill of lading.

    • Nick M says:

      Jean do you post any media to Instagram or other platform? If so please provide details. Is this car staying stateside or heading overseas?

  • Jean b. says:

    The car is staying in the US.
    I am not posting much….

  • Jean b. says:

    Check out Autovinogroup.cars on Instagram

  • Philip Spitzer says:

    Lovely … Very much I would like to speak with you about your ownership experience after the past year. I have a 2014 Vanquish and now that the 25 – year probation has passed the V550 is my next purchase. I can be reached at 215 333 1333. My mobile will be answered at all times. Many thanks. Philip

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