'03 Aston Martin Vanquish V12
2003 Aston Martin Vanquish V12 | Auto | 6.0L | 38k Miles
What better way to feel like Pierce Brosnan from the James Bond movie, "Die Another Day"? Although you won't be able to shoot rockets at enemies, you can still feel the exhilaration and speed of driving a 6.0L V12 that Mr. Bond felt himself. Not to mention the celebrity status and sounds of necks breaking as you drive down the boulevard. This Vanquish is one of the last hand built V12's left with meticulous attention to detail. If you've been searching for an affordable supercar that will keep its value, this is your chance!
Assembly: United Kingdom
2-door 2+2 coupe
Engine: 5,935 cc (6.0 L; 362.2 cu in) V12
Transmission: 6-speed automated manual
Wheelbase: 2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length: 4,665 mm (183.7 in)
Width: 1,923 mm (75.7 in)
Height: 1,318 mm (51.9 in)
Curb weight: 1,835 kg (4,045 lbs)
This 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is finished in a beautiful Titanium Silver with Black and Gray interior. Currently powered through a 6.0 liter V12, combined with an electro-hydraulically operated six-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential. This vehicle also has first generation paddle shifters creating a thrilling experience behind the wheel.
Features include 19″ 12-spoke wheels, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, and a factory cassette stereo with a CD changer. This Vanquish was initially sold on 05/28/2003 with 82 miles at the Jaguar Land Rover Volvo dealer of Tacoma Washington. The car was sold and transported to California on 07/31/2003 where it was enjoyed by its first owner up to 33,854 miles. The car was then sold at Auction to its current owner, Joe Tseng. Joe has owned the car for over 10 years, and has enjoyed driving it to local car rallies and shows.
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, first unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, was produced from 2001 through 2007, being
the flagship car of Aston Martin. Designed by Ian Callum, the same designer as the Aston Martin DB7, featuring a similar style of aluminum body panels over an aluminum composite and carbon-fiber chassis. This model is finished in Titanium Silver and is equipped with halogen projector-beam headlights, rain-sensing wipers, fog lights, hood and fender vents, an integrated rear spoiler, rear parking sensors, and dual exhaust outlets.
Twelve-spoke 19″ wheels are wrapped in 255/40 front and 285/40 rear Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires that still have plenty of life left in them and handle like a dream. Braking is handled by red-finished Aston Martin-branded calipers over cross-drilled rotors, which provide plenty of stopping power at any speed.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and silver accent trim frames a 210-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The digital odometer indicates 38k miles, approximately 5000 of which were added by the selling owner.
Moving into the interior of the car you are immediately greeted with power-adjustable sport seats trimmed in Black leather with gray inserts, matching black leather on the dashboard and upper door panels, and contrasting gray leather on the center console and lower door panels. Additional appointments include aluminum trim, a quilted headliner, automatic climate control, an analog clock, push-button start, and a factory cassette stereo linked to a trunk-mounted CD changer.
The 6.0-liter DOHC V12 was factory rated at 460 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an electro-hydraulically operated six-speed automated transmission and a limited-slip differential. Although the transmission is a first gen paddle shifter transmission which has a slight lag, it's still a pure joy to drive and brings a higher appreciation for the early 2000's era gearboxes.
May 2003 - Car Sold
June 19, 2017 - Car Sold At Auction To Second Owner
January 2017 - August 2022
The car was sold to its original owner in 2003 by Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo of Tacoma, Washington. The first owner enjoyed driving the car 33,854 miles until it was sold at auction and purchased by the current owner.
The car was sold at an auction in Ohio, CA, where it was purchased by the current owner to add to his little "James Bond" collection.
The Aston Martin has been owned and driven to local car rallies and car shows, maintained at the dealership by certified Aston Martin Technicians, and enjoyed being pampered in the current owners garage.
After over 10 years of ownership, Joe has truly enjoyed this car and is ready to upgrade his car collection. As a result, this Vanquish will be auctioned on 9.5.22 and sold to its new caretaker.
Windshield free of cracks
Body panel colors match
Original paint job
Seams where the trunk and hood close are properly aligned
Seams where doors and fenders meet are properly aligned
Very minor body scratches
* Light scuff on the rear bumper as shown in photos *
* Slight removal of paint on black door trim as shown in photos *
Free of body dents
Windshields wipers and blades fully functional
Headlights and directional lights intact and fully functional
Tires are a reputable brand name (Michelin Pilot Super Sports)
Tires are all of the same make
Tires are of free of any cuts, bubbles or cracks
Tread worn evenly (uneven wear indicates alignment and suspension problems)
No spare tire
* Passenger Front Wheel has been reconditioned for the sale *
(Scratches seen in photos have since been removed)
Free of fluid or oil leaks
Oil filler neck not coated with thick, black deposits
* Oil Cap Cover has been replaced for the sale *
Battery terminals free of corrosion
Oil dipstick free of dark, black oil
Free of odors while engine is running
Exhaust pipe emissions are neither blue or black
Vehicle rests levelly
When bouncing the vehicle's corners, no creaking noises are made
All corners respond the same when bouncing
Seats have normal wear and are free of cracks
All doors open and close freely
Trunk opens and closes freely
All gauges work
* Dashboard leather has some peeling as shown in photos *
No dashboard warning lights remain illuminated
* Start button has been replaced for the sale *
(Broken start button seen in photos is now replaced)
Air conditioner works
Windshield wipers work
Windshield wiper fluid dispenses properly
All seats equipped with functional seat belts
All seats adjust properly
Power windows operate properly
Hazard lights function properly
Headlights, including High beams, work properly
Chassis is neither bent or cracked
No signs of crumpling or straightening inside the trunk
Transmission fluid looks clean, not dirty or gritty
Transmission doesn't slips when driving
Reverse button works properly
All gears shift smoothly
Vehicle steers straight and does not pull to one side when applying brakes
Parking brake engages and disengages freely
No grinding noises when applying
Wheels do not lock when applying brakes
Vehicle is stable; no shaking or vibrating
No resistance in the steering wheel when turning
No clicking or clunking when turning
Service and repair records available
* Free Carfax included *
Owner has title