1996 Aston Martin Vantage

Sale Price
£60,000 - £100,000
Est. Range
16 December 2022
Sold Date
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Chassis no. SCFDAM2S9SBL70151. Litchfield Black over tan leather. LHD. 5341/550hp twin-supercharged V8, ZF 6-speed manual.

Evaluation: Sold new in Paris, one of fewer than 100 LHD Vantages, and in storage since acquisition in 2007 so it will need recommissioning. Showing 34,853 km (21,657 miles) from new. The headlight sealant is uneven. Good wheels with a few minor scrapes. The interior is a delight with top-quality leather and only slight wear to the wood trim around the gearshift. The paintwork is immaculate. Modern muscle car looks and modern muscle performance with Aston Martin luxury and sophistication, but also Aston shop bills.

Bottom Line: Automotive excess at its best, the twin-supercharged Vantage belted out 550 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque when turbo Porsches, Vipers and Lambos settled for well under 500. Even Ferrari’s top dog the F50 made do with “just” 515 horses. But the Aston is a heavyweight at over two tons and period road tests noted that the English muscle car was unpredictable and even scary to drive at speed.

This one is a mostly solid car that needs some TLC, and the bidders factored in the sorting it will need before they can work those twin blowers to the fullest and burn some rubber. The low-100s is around what other ‘90s Vantages in similar shape have sold for recently, highlighting again what a decent value these cars are compared to other stick-shift ‘90s exotics that offer similar exclusivity and performance.

by Andrew Newton
25 December 2022

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