Chassis Number: SCFDAM2S1RBR70043
Engine Number: 590/70043/M
UK Registration Number: M 171 KPB
Date of first reg: 9th December 1994
Exterior colour: Porsche Nachtblau Metallic
Interior colour: Parchment piped Blue
Current Odometer reading: 46,834
Options: Automatic Transmission, Front Parking Sensors, Front & Rear Cameras, MP3 Player, Bluetooth, Satellite Navigation, Drivers air bag Tracker Radio/CD Player, Additional Reverse and Brake Light
Only the second model to be given the name Vantage in its own right rather than being an upgrade of an existing model, the Aston Martin Vantage had a production run from April 1995 to June 1999. First impressions show the Virage influence but careful examination reveals many differences. The only Virage panels are the door and roof skins. From the front there were more obvious differences – two groups of three headlamps, each behind a single heated lens while the upper grille had an egg box appearance. The lower grille opening was larger and set within a large air dam. The bonnet opening panel did not reach the front edge and had two openings at the rear edge protected by a mesh. Huge 18 inch wheels fill the wheel arches just to the rear of which, on the front wings, are small openings. The silhouette of the car was lower than the Virage and the rear lamps rounded.
Performance was the focus of the Aston Martin Vantage – when the bonnet is opened, the space either side of the 5.3 engine is dominated by two huge Eaton, Roots type, superchargers. Each driven by a wide belt the compressed air they produced received fuel via a Bosch sequential injection system and was fired by a distributorless electronic ignition system. All controlled by a Ford produced EEC lV management unit, this potent combination fired the engine power from the standard 330bhp to a phenomenal 550bhp.
In performance terms, this produced acceleration of 0 – 60 mph in 4.6 seconds while it took just 10 seconds for 100 mph – Jeremy Clarkson in a contemporary road test termed the Aston Martin Vantage “the most wonderful car in the world”. The quoted top speed of the car is an even 300 kilometres per hour – that is 186 miles per hour!
But performance did not mean Aston Martin expected their customers to sacrifice luxury. Ten Connolly hides were needed for each luxurious interior and Burr Walnut was used for the facia panel, centre console and door cappings, and Wilton carpet for the floor covering. There were a minimum of twelve separate coats of paint applied to each body. Each engine carries the name of the individual craftsman who was personally responsible for its build and extended dynamometer test. There is power assistance for the adjustment of the driver and front passenger seats. A sophisticated climate control system is provided together with a stereo, radio, cassette and CD player.
The Vantage Supercharged is a motoring icon – a hand built Aston Martin with a luxury interior to comfortably seat four people but with its twin supercharged engine ready to deliver 550bhp and quite startling performance. Its performance potential is not for the faint hearted but the automatic transmission on this Vantage Supercharged makes it comfortable in any traffic or road condition and, when the open road (and speed limits allow), it remains a great British performance supercar.
This car, finished in a Porsche Nachtblau Metallic, with a perfect service history, cracking performance and fitted with every modern convenience for the driver making it one of the best examples you will see or drive.
This exceptional car was delivered to its first owner, Graham Rose of Weybridge, by Aston Martin dealers of Walton on Thames who maintained the car in the early part of its life. The original service book is appropriately stamped.
In April 2004, she was acquired by the current, and only the second keeper, through the services of RS Williams in Cobham. At the time of acquisition, a Tracker system was fitted and for the next four years, RSW continued the service and maintenance in their usual rigorous fashion.
The current owner lives in Cambridgeshire and for reasons of geographic convenience, changed service agents to Aston Martin Works Service in Newport Pagnell and they have attended to the maintenance with equal vigour.
This is a supremely well appointed car – its automatic transmission makes this true supercar far more useable and tractable than its manual cousins and the sumptuous cabin is supplemented by every device that the modern driver takes for granted. The third owner will have cause to be grateful for the attentions of its earlier owners.
27.02.95- Mileage: 01,119- Service Agent: HWM
1,500 mile service
21.09.95- Mileage: 05,222- Service Agent: HWM
6,000 mile service
17.10.96- Mileage: 09,662- Service Agent: HWM
12,000 mile service
25.11.98- Mileage: 14,998- Service Agent: HWM
24,000 mile service
30.11.99- Mileage: 16,505- Service Agent: HWM
30,000 mile service
14.06.02- Mileage: 20,338- Service Agent: HWM
36,000 mile service
06.05.04- Mileage: 22,418- Service Agent: RS Williams
42,000 mile service
24.06.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tracker
Fitment of Tracker
15.01.05- Mileage: 25,620- Service Agent: RS Williams
Presenting car for MOT
12.01.06- Mileage: 28,545- Service Agent: RS Williams
Prepare car for MOT, Trace fault with brake lamp circuit, renew both brake light bulbs, adjust left hand headlamp beam, identify small leak from gearbox selector seal – insignificant, road test
12.04.06- Mileage: 29,100- Service Agent: RS Williams
48,000 mile service, remove road wheels, clean and inspect. Fit 2 x new tyres, clean, radius and balance wheels. Set up calipers on mill, drill out all four seized bleed nipples, fit new nipples, refit calipers. De-glaze discs and pads, fit new rear brake pads. Change brake fluid and bleed system. Adjust handbrake, change axle oil, drain gearbox oil, remove gearbox sump and filter, carry out gearbox service, renew filter, replace sump with new gasket, refill gearbox oil, renew fuel filter, renew rear anti roll bar links, tighten lower shock absorber bolts, change oil and filter
21.03.07- Mileage: 32,220- Service Agent: RS Williams
Remove front and rear screen seals, offside and nearside rear quarterlight glass seals. Stripping paint from affected areas on nearside. Preparing, etch priming and polyester priming repairs. Preparing, priming and painting roof panel, localizing colour into and within as required. Flatting and polishing, Refitting all removed items using new parts listed
02.04.07- Mileage: 32,244- Service Agent: RS Williams
54,000 mile service, remove road wheels, cleaning, radiusing and balancing. Adjust handbrake, remove rear calipers and fit new rear brake pads, change oil & filter, check fuel flow and fuel pressure, replace gear lever inhibitor switch, check differential oil level, check operation of air conditioning, present car for MOT
24.04.08- Mileage: 34,959- Service Agent: RS Williams
60,000 mile service, remove road wheels, cleaning, radiusing and balancing., adjust front wheel bearings, investigate fault with handbrake mechanism, check fuel flow and fuel pressure, check differential and gearbox oil levels, pressure test cooling system, check anti-freeze content, fit latest model washer pump and bottle, modifying bracketry and electrics to suit. Bleed brake system, remove driver’s door panel, check operation of drop glass, lubricate runners and mechanism, refit door panel and present for MOT
16.04.09- Mileage: 36,662- Service Agent: Works Service
66,000 mile service, in addition to accident repairs, strip out upper and rear interior environment trims, deglaze rear screen and D glasses, strip boot lid, bumper and rear lamps etc. Dry sand roof, boot lid and rear panel, bumper and wings to bare substrate. Re-prime panels and shuts, paint and lacquer to factory finish, flat and polish paintwork, re-assemble and renew parts as agreed. Straighten gear lever, and refit to transmission tunnel, dismantle dashboard instruments and replace bulbs as necessary. Remove and overhaul both worn driveshafts, reassemble and renew CV joints and gaiters. Replace worn anti-roll bar bushes. Remove and replace front and rear brake discs and pads, lubricate hubs and calipers, adjust handbrake cable/linkages. Remove and replace worn throttle cable, retro-fit reverse lamp and fog lamps. Replace perished carbon can vent hoses, carry out audio/visual upgrades as agreed specifications
17.04.09- Mileage: 36,662- Service Agent: Works Service
20.04.10- Mileage: 38,742- Service Agent: Works Service
08.07.10- Mileage: 38,733- Service Agent: Works Service
07.02.11- Mileage: 39,408- Service Agent: Works Service
Recover vehicle from Peterborough, investigate vehicle battery discharging and charging warning lamp illuminated with engine running. Trace fault to alternator, replace alternator, adjust drive belt tension and charge battery, replace blown fuse
21.04.11- Mileage: 40,177- Service Agent: Works Service
72,000 mile service, MOT, check bonnet lamp not working, repair broken wire and check operation. Oil pressure gauge not working, repair wiring and test. Check and adjust front suspension and steering settings. Adjust and shim upper suspension arms to achieve correct camber angle. Refit phone microphone, download latest “snooper” software and realign boot lid
19.08.11- Mileage: 40,796- Service Agent: Works Service
Carry out geometry alignment, adjust castor, camber and tracking to specification, Zero balance both front wheels, adjust gear linkage, re-route pipework to rectify horn inoperative. Insurance excess
25.04.12- Mileage: 41,987- Service Agent: Works Service
Carry out annual service and MOT. renew engine drive belts and missing battery cover fixings. Supply and fit replacement amp meter and boost gauge from workshop stock. Remove cylinder head covers, clean mating surfaces and refit covers with new gaskets and seals. Carry out cooling system and antifreeze change, drain, refill and bleed system. Download latest snooper software and make good connector plug
13.06.13- Mileage: 43,070- Service Agent: Works Service
Engine damper seal found to be leaking. Remove front anti-roll bar, remove oil filter mounting and flex plate. Remove alternator tensioner and auxiliary drive belts, remove pulley and seal, Install new seals and assemble removed parts. Replace expansion tank cap, MOT. Unblock left hand washer jet, reset. Renew Snooper subscription and download latest software
22.06.15- Mileage: 45,659- Service Agent: Works Service
MOT. Passenger window not operating, remove panel, fit new motor regulator and refit door trim. Wiper mechanism seized. Remove linkages, dismantle spindles, lubricate, overhaul and refit. Replace battery cover clips. Engine oil and filter change. Replace worn exhaust mountings