Monterey | Lot 135

2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe



$75,600 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California

15 August 2019

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  • The definitive Aston Martin grand tourer
  • Naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V-8; six-speed manual gearbox
  • Unique color combination for U.S. market
  • Presented with just 740 miles from new

Aston Martin’s GTs have always stood the test of time, and the Vantage is among the most iconic. The elegance demonstrated from its unmistakable Aston Martin styling, formidable engine grunt, and quintessential British luxury place the Vantage among the most respected on the road. In 2005 Aston Martin reintroduced the Vantage name to their lineup in the pursuit of reviving the legendary model. The subsequent 12 years of production proved to be an exceptional period of Aston road cars, as the Vantage underwent over fifteen iterations. However, among the most conclusive, the V8 Vantage assumes itself as an exceptional example of the lineup.

Models after 2008 were to be powered by Aston’s then-new type AJ37 4.7-liter V-8. The engine produced a respectable 420 horsepower and 346 ft lb of torque, more than enough to handle its curb weight of 1,640 kg. In order to keep the engine low in the chassis to help the car’s center of gravity, the engine featured a race-style dry-sump lubrication system. Furthermore, to aid the overall handling of the car, the power plant was mid-mounted with a rear-mounted transaxle. This allowed the Vantage to achieve a near 50/50 weight distribution.

The example offered can be considered among the most pristine and unique in the world. Presented with just 740 miles from new, this V8 Vantage coupe shows beautifully throughout. The car is just one of 16 in Stratus White, offered from Aston’s Contemporary Range of exterior colors, and built for the U.S. market. Furthermore, it is believed to be the only example presented in this color combination over a tasteful Spicy Red leather interior. On top of its stylish color combination, the car features over $12,500 in optional extras. Interior options included AM 700w premium audio system, heated front memory seats, and indented leather seat inserts. For good measure, the car is equipped with the preferred six-speed manual transmission, an appropriate feature for an exemplary grand tourer. The Vantage also features optional sport suspension, 19-inch V-Spoke graphite-colored diamond-turned wheels, black vaned front grille and black meshes, clear tail lamps, and black textured tailpipe finisher.

It is safe to say this V8 Vantage is truly special, given its rare color scheme, low mileage, and select options.

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