'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!

Specs

Production: 03/2003

  • Assembly: United Kingdom

Body style​

  • 2-door 2+2 coupe

VIN: SCFAC23363B500848

Powertrain

Engine: 5,935 cc (6.0 L; 362.2 cu in) V12

Transmission: 6-speed automated manual

 

Dimensions

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Prior History

May 2003 - Car Sold

June 19, 2017 - Car Sold At Auction To Second Owner

January 2017 - August 2022

September 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. 

Condition

Exterior

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

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)

Engine

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

Suspension

Vehicle rests levelly

When bouncing the vehicle's corners, no creaking noises are made

All corners respond the same when bouncing

 

Interior

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)

Stereo works

Heater works

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

 

Frame

Chassis is neither bent or cracked

No signs of crumpling or straightening inside the trunk

No accidents

Automatic Transmission

Transmission fluid looks clean, not dirty or gritty

Transmission doesn't slips when driving

Reverse button works properly

All gears shift smoothly 

Brakes

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

 

Steering

Vehicle is stable; no shaking or vibrating

No resistance in the steering wheel when turning

No clicking or clunking when turning

 

Miscellaneous

Service and repair records available

* Free Carfax included *

Owner has title

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