Lot 107

Amelia Island 2022

2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S


$179,200 USD | Sold

United States | Amelia Island, Florida



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US Title
  • Just 1,699 miles recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloguing
  • High-performance specification of Aston Martin’s flagship model
  • 520 hp, 6.0-liter V-12; impressive 200-mph top speed
  • Finished in Glengarry Gold with a Parchment interior
  • Formerly part of the Michael Fux collection

At the 2004 Paris Motor Show, “the fastest production model ever to be built by Aston Martin” was unveiled: the Vanquish S. While this title was later taken over by the One-77 and the V12 Vantage S, at the time the claimed maximum speed of 200 mph was jaw-dropping. In order to reach the magical 200-mph mark, the 6.0-liter V-12 engine was fitted with new cylinder heads featuring fully machined inlet ports and combustion chambers to improve airflow, revised engine mapping, and new fuel injectors. The result was an increase in output to 520 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the engine upgrades, the optional Sports Dynamics package offered on the Vanquish was fitted as standard on the Vanquish S. These upgrades included stiffer springs and dampers and shorter steering arms. Revised steering geometry provided a 20% quicker response, allowing the driver to apply more precise input and receive more accurate feedback from the chassis. The brakes on the Vanquish S were upgraded to account for the higher performance—larger six-piston calipers were fitted, and the rear discs were wider to improve heat dissipation. A new brake-pedal assembly enhanced pedal feel.

The changes made to the Vanquish S were not just mechanical. A redesigned boot lid improved balance and stability and achieved a lower coefficient of drag. The revised deeper-profile front grille was given six horizontal slats instead of the previous nine, and an added splitter improved high-speed stability.

Originally sold new through Ray Catena Aston Martin in Edison, New Jersey, the Vanquish S on offer resided within the confines of the Michael Fux Collection until 2018. Finished in Glengarry Gold with Parchment interior, the vehicle is fitted with a number of optional extras including rain-sensing wipers, personalized sill plaques, colored brake calipers, and heated front seats. Remarkably, just 1,699 miles show on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The vehicle is accompanied by two keys, a leather accessory bag, owner’s manual, and charger.

With a desirable specification and so few miles, this Aston Martin Vanquish S will make a solid addition to any collection. As the flagship for the brand in the early 2000s and James Bond’s personal transport in the 2002 film Die Another Day, this V-12-powered grand tourer is sure to achieve the status of a true classic in the coming decades.