In 1959, Aston Martin won the Le Mans 24 hour race; indeed, so far the marques only outright victory in the French classic. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this great victory, the company produced the ultimate V8 Vantage. Unveiled at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, and available with both standard 550 bhp and V600 600 bhp versions of the twin supercharged V8, it is the swan song of the Marek engine and the Virage chassis - the last of the line.
At a glance the Le Mans appeared to be outwardly similar to the previous Vantage, which was at the time the fastest Aston Martin ever, however upon closer inspection it 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.
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.
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.
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ORIGINAL VANTAGE VOLANTE SUPERCHARGED 6.3L 681 BHP 617 lbft TORQUE .....
Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this 1987 Aston Martin Vantage Volante
Finished in Chichester Blue with Parchment Hide interior with Blue Hood,
29000 recorded miles,
Supplied by Stratton Motor Company
For further details please contact Roger Bennington .....
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Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this 1973 Aston Martin Vantage
Finished in Crusader White with Black Leather,
One of 70,
Extensive Service History.
Very desirable collectors model
Recorded mileage 49730
For further details please .....
Hand built and limited to just 40 units, the Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans was launched in March 1999 to commemorate their famous outright victory, 40 years prior, at the Le Mans 24 hour race and ultimately being crowned the world sports car championship winners in 1959.
Available with either 550bhp .....
We’re delighted to offer for sale this stunning and very rare Aston Martin 6 cylinder (One of only 70 built) owned by just 1 family from new!
Originally purchased from Reg Vardy specialist cars based just down the road from us here at Aston Workshop, the original owner enjoyed this AM Vantage with .....
1987 Aston Martin
Vantage Volante 5.3 V8
Finished in Chichester Blue
With Parchment hide and blue hood
5 speed manual gearbox
1 Previous owner
Supplied by ourselves with good history
only 37,268 miles
For further details please contact Roger Bennington on 01508 530491
Original Left Hand Drive Manufactured
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed as “Britain’s First Supercar” for its 170 mph (270 km/h) top speed when introduced. Its engine was shared with the Lagonda, but it used high-performance camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves and .....
Chassis # R70118
- Attractively and appropriately finished in Aston Martin Racing Green paint with a fawn leather interior
- Only three owners from new, with less than 29,000 recorded miles, and maintained by Aston Martin Works for the majority of its life
- In lovely condition with a good history .....
Chassis # R70135
- Sold new by JCT 600 of Leeds in 1996 to its first owner in Lymington, Hampshire, and registered N8 AMV
- Finished in its original colour combination of Mendip Blue with a silver-grey interior and blue seat piping
- The previous owner acquired the car in May 2014 and a year later .....
Chassis # R70084
- Originally a Factory promotional / demonstrator vehicle
- Finished in its original colours of Brewster Green paint with tan Connolly leather piped Spruce
- Less than 37,000 recorded miles with a good history file and many previous MOT certificates
- Phenomenal performance from .....