4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM

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Lot 27
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé

Sold for £ 348,700 (US$ 485,705) inc. premium
4,846 miles from new
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé
Registration no. V600 LMS
Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265
Engine no. 59070265MLM

Footnotes

  • In March 1999, Aston Martin announced that 40 special versions of the Vantage - the Vantage Le Mans - would be built to celebrate the factory's famous victory at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in 1959 when Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby took the chequered flag first in 'DBR1/2'.

    The basis of what was at that time the fastest Aston Martin ever was the standard Vantage. Although at a glance outwardly similar to the latter, the Le Mans could be distinguished by its front wing side vents - recalling those of the DBR1 racer - ducted bonnet, 'nostril' front grille and improved high-downforce air dam, while at the rear the spoiler was revised to incorporate the high-intensity and reversing lights. The Le Mans received unique five-spoke magnesium alloy wheels while beneath the skin its chassis boasted the kind of extensive upgrading, in the form of the 'Driving Dynamics' package, required to cope with the massive increase in performance that the Vantage gained over its Virage progenitor.

    For the Vantage, Aston Martin engineers developed a blown version of the proven 5,340cc V8 engine, twin mechanically driven Eaton superchargers being preferred to turbo-chargers 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 makes even the mighty Chrysler Viper V10's 450lb/ft seem puny by way of comparison. And for those who found 550bhp insufficient there was the Works Service-developed 'V600' enhancement that brought with it an additional 50 horsepower together with upgrades to the wheels, suspension and brakes. Announced at the British Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham in 1998, the V600 package added £43,000 to the price of the standard Vantage.

    Autocar summed up the Vantage as, 'a real Aston Martin; a big, very beautiful, very fast, albeit expensive GT with so much appeal and purpose behind it that it is more an experience than it is mere transport.' On the road its potential performance was equally staggering: 0-100km/h (62mph) being achievable in 3.9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 320km/h (200mph) possible. The Le Mans interior too was specially reconfigured in the sporting idiom, boasting perforated, competition-style pedals, an oversize tachometer, aluminium gear lever knob, 'button' starter and brushed metal panelling instead of the traditional wood veneers, while the Wilton carpeting featured embossed 'Aston Martin' emblems.

    This limited edition Vantage Le Mans - number '37' of the 40 made - was delivered new with the factory's V600 package installed together with the five-speed close-ratio transmission, Supersports exhaust, traction control and an upgraded hi-fi system. Its first owner kept the Aston under cover in a dehumidified garage, had it valeted every six months and trucked to JCT 600 (its original supplier) for annual servicing. The current (second) owner purchased the car in June 2012, at which time it was registered 'V8 VAN'. Since then the Vantage has been back to the Newport Pagnell factory for a complete engine rebuild; a full interior re-trim in black-piped Magnolia hide; rectification of lower panel corrosion; refurbishment of the wheels; and a host of other significant works (see detailed bills on file).

    Finished in Bowland Black and described as in 'Grade A' condition, the car is offered with all service invoices, current MoT/tax, V5C registration document, Trafficmaster Trackstar certificate and the aforementioned bills from Aston Martin Works. The most appropriate registration mark 'V600 LMS' is included in the sale.
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4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
4,846 miles from new,2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Engine no. 59070265MLM
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