One of one worldwide. Believed to be the only V12VS 7-speed manual in Q-special Viridian Green anywhere in the world, this unique car features the full factory AMR performance and exhaust upgrades, including cast magnesium intake manifolds, full length titanium exhaust, carbon fibre rear diffuser blade and satin black AMR 19-inch wheels. The spec features full exterior and interior carbon fibre packs, lightweight seats trimmed in black alcantara with contrasting pale green stitching and black alcantara steering wheel and headlining. Ordered new in March 2017 by Aston Martin Bristol as a head-turning centrepiece for their newly-opened showroom, the car featured in several YouTube review videos, including LoveCars’ V12 Aston Martin showdown where it was pitched against a Vanquish S and DB11 (and came out on top). The video features spectacular aerial shots of the car driving through Cheddar Gorge and onto and along to the end of the pier at Weston-Super-Mare for the finale. This is my 4th Aston and my third V12V. I saw the Viridian V12 on the various videos back in 2017 and loved the spec, but never imagined I would own that very car. When in Summer 2019 I saw that AM Bristol had the car for sale again with only 6000 miles recorded, it was an easy decision. In my eyes this car represents the high water mark of modern Astons. 600bhp of naturally-aspirated V12 fury mated to a dog-leg manual transmission for total driver involvement and wrapped in arguably Aston’s most beautiful shape since the 1960s.
IS really is Totally unique item. A piece Maritime and David Brown's Gearbox Company history. HMS Ark Royal. 1981 - 2013. Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier, Commissioned by The Queen Mother 1st November 1981.Being the largest aircraft carrier within the British fleet at the time. The Ministry of Defence - December 2010, made a decision to decommission her, options were to moor her as a hotel, museum ship/ visitor attraction or even a casino ! The Ark was towed out of Portsmouth Dockyard on 20 May 2013, destine for The Leyal ship recycling site in Turkey for scrap. At a price of around £2.9m. The Gearbox was extremely large, In fact, it was designed and planned never to take the gearbox out of the ship, Far too large to remove in one piece. in fact large enough that for servicing and repairs, as a safety precaution several steel rods were place through the outer casing from side to side and then padlocked in position, these locked the gearing. One of the mechanics would then have to climb into the gearbox to carry out servicing/maintenance or repairs. Plate is 25 x 10 inches. If you look at the edges of the plate you can see the many layers of "Battle Ship Grey" paint.