The first-generation of the "V12 Vanquish," designed by Ian Callum and unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, was produced from 2001 to 2007 as the pinnacle of the marque. The prototype, known as "Project Vantage" and the first Aston Martin design wholly styled by Callum, was built by the Ford Motor Company with Indian craftsman Dilip Chhabria to display the company's vision for a future supercar to carry the Aston banner after the demise of the Virage-based Vantage. The V12 Vanquish featured a carbon fiber and alloy construction, Aston's most powerful V12 engine, and a design that evoked the muscular heritage of other flagship Astons. A specially modified V12 Vanquish was driven by James Bond in the 2002 film Die Another Day. In 2004, a version of the first-generation car named "V12 Vanquish S" was introduced featuring a more highly tuned engine and a more track-oriented ride and handling. The V12 Vanquish series would become the last all new model to be made in Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell facility.
This 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish V12 2 seater example is described by the vendor to be in very good condition inside and out, to drive very well, and to have benefitted from a recent new clutch fitment at a cost of £6,000. The MoT history print out shows the mileage of 87,000 to be correct and the car is said to have no known faults. With only 3 previous recorded keepers, this is a regularly used and well maintained example of the iconic car, with a very attractive price guide. This model is the last of the hand-built cars made at the Newport Pagnell works, and according to a plaque on the car, it is built to 007 spec.
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