Lot 82 (Chateau Impney, 7th December 2016)
Registration No: KX13DMU
Chassis No: SCFEABCF8DGS01352
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is Withdrawn from our 7th December 2016 auction.
Unveiled in 2009, Aston Martin's Vantage V12 was powered by a 5935cc aluminium alloy unit developing some 510bhp, good enough to propel it from 0 - 60mph in 4.1 seconds with a nominal top speed of 190mph. An instant hit with road testers, its power and refinement led some to describe it as the best Aston Martin ever. Slightly shorter than Porsche's 911, whose buyers Aston wished to target, styling cues from the factory's successful N24 race programme including front splitter, side-skirts and flick-up on the boot were incorporated into the design. Despite the extra weight of the V12 engine, which had been shoehorned into the space designed for the V8, the car's short wheelbase endowed it with precise handling whilst the relatively short gearing ensured acceleration was prodigious even by Aston's standards.
According to its copy V5C registration document, KX13 DMU has been in the current ownership from new having been first registered on 20 May 2013. Finished in black and now showing some 32,500 miles, we understand the service records have been misplaced although the owner advises the first annual service including some warranty work was carried out in May 2014 at 12,806 miles by Stratstone, Derby, and the last in June 2015 at 26,560 miles by HR Owen, Cheltenham. We are further led to understand that some cosmetic attention is required to the front splitter and other areas of the car's paintwork.