Built as the last type of car ever at Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell factory, the 2006 V12 Vanquish S. The main body structure of the Vanquish S, including the floor and the front and rear bulkheads, is formed from extruded aluminum sections bonded and riveted around a central carbon-fiber transmission tunnel.
Single-piece composite inner-body side sections with carbon-fiber A-pillars are also bonded to the central structure.
The result is a coupe with a lightweight, extremely stiff body and chassis.
All of the exterior panels are produced from superformed aluminum, individually tailored and bonded to the body structure by hand. The traditional Aston Martin styling cues are there, such as the trademark grille and side vents. With bulging fenders filled with meaty tires, the V12 Vanquish S looks like it means business. The general effect is much like a bulldog, broad and squat, fitting for a car that hails from jolly old England.
Inside the Vanquish you are treated to a lush combination of leather and aluminum. Alcantara suede lines the roof, while brushed metal surrounds a center stack. In years past, much of the switchgear was chock-full of Jaguar (and even Ford, Aston’s corporate parent) switchgear, but Aston Martin has upgraded the instrument panel for 2006 to have more bespoke components.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
We are personally completely in love with Aston Martin and definitely with the last series of the Vanquish made. The Vanquish S will always be an icon as it is the last built Aston Martin at the Newport Pagnell factory.
The interior of the Vanquish S is much more modern then it’s predecessor and the variety of upgrades implemented in the S version make the car also a very nice driver.
This specific example is newly delivered in Holland. The last (dutch) owner registered the car in France where it is still registered.
The owners of the car are known and the car is complete with service books.
The current owner had the car checked at Aston Martin Antwerp when he purchased the car approximately 1.5 years ago.
Due to the fact that the car does not get used often he decided to sell.
The Vanquish is in a very nice condition. The paintwork is in very good shape. It can be easily recognized that the car has been owned by car enthusiasts.
Some very minor stone chips are visible which is very normal for a car from this age.
The wheels are all undamaged. The windows do not show any scratches or stone chips.
The interior of the Aston is as impressive as the exterior.
There is extensive leather upholstery, which is in a very nice shape. One can find very little signs of wear on the driver seat.
The leather dashboard is in excellent shape, as are the leather door trims, center console, and rear parcel shelf. The headliner and pillars are upholstered in suede and are in excellent condition. The switches, instruments and controls are in near new condition.
Due to the fact that this is an S version, the car has the more modern looking dashboard with the large GPS screen.