1996 Aston Martin Vantage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM250SBR70136 Engine no. 590/70136/M

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Lot 314
1996 Aston Martin Vantage Coupé
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. SCFDAM250SBR70136 Engine no. 590/70136/M

Sold for £ 51,000 (US$ 64,224) inc. premium
1996 Aston Martin Vantage Coupé
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. SCFDAM250SBR70136
Engine no. 590/70136/M

Footnotes

  • ‘Brutal’ was a word used more than once to described the fastest Aston Martin ever on its introduction in 1993, but as the Vantage had no less than 550bhp available to propel its two tons, the choice can only be judged fair comment.
    After almost 20 years in production, Aston’s V8 had been updated for the 1990s as the Virage. A consummate fast tourer, the Virage left room at the top of the range for an out-and-out sports car, hence the Vantage. Although the two models appear superficially similar few panels are shared, while 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 of 550bhp, remarkable enough in itself, the engine is monstrously torquey, producing 550lb/ft at 4,000rpm, a figure that made even the mighty the Chrysler Viper V10’s 450lb/ft seem puny by way of comparison.
    On test with Autocar magazine, a development Vantage raced to 60mph in a Ferrari 512TR-destroying 4.6 seconds, reaching the ‘ton’ just 5.5 seconds later. The standing kilometre was achieved in 23.1 seconds with the speedometer registering close to 150mph, and although a true top speed figure proved unobtainable, the car was reported as having already recorded 191mph while on test in France.
    First registered on 11th June 1996 and sold new via JCT600 of Bradford, this example is finished in Suffolk Red with red-piped magnolia leather interior and has the optional leather headrest pads. Offered with a fully stamped service book ‘70136’ has been serviced at Works Service on four recent occasions, the first in 1999 and most recently in June 2006 (25,414 miles) when new brake pads, rear discs and a battery were fitted at a cost of £7,457. A three-owner car, the Vantage was acquired in 2003 by the second owner (via JCT600) and in October 2005 by the vendor, who has pursued a no-expense-spared policy in maintaining it (bills totalling close to £20,000 are on file). The Vantage has always been garaged and not used in the wet during the course of his ownership, seeing relatively little use. The odometer currently displays a total of only 26,600 miles and the vehicle appears to be in very good order throughout. This superb example of what was, in its day, the ultimate Aston Martin supercar comes with current road fund licence, MoT to September 2008 and Swansea V5 registration document. (It should be noted that the current registration is being retained by the vendor).

1996 Aston Martin Vantage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM250SBR70136 Engine no. 590/70136/M
1996 Aston Martin Vantage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM250SBR70136 Engine no. 590/70136/M
1996 Aston Martin Vantage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM250SBR70136 Engine no. 590/70136/M
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