Having previously owned a black DB9, I knew my next Aston Martin had to be one that wasn't a dark colour. I also knew it had to be a manual Vantage, but I was open to either a coupe or roadster as I think they both look fabulous.
When I saw this car advertised for sale one evening in June 2020, I was instantly blown away by the colour (almond green) and the interior (parliament green and sand), a combination I had not seen before. I rang the owner early the next morning and it turned out that the car was only 15 miles from me; I arranged to see it later that day and bought it on the spot, having been given first refusal ahead of other buyers.
Although it is a 2007 car (October), it has the MY2008 updates to the interior, and benefits from sat-nav, heated seats, parking sensors and iPod connection, but not a lot else. I am now the fourth owner and as far as I know it has always been kept in the South West, originally being supplied to a gentleman in Teignmouth. It has a FAMSH and just over 25,000 miles in the 15 or so years since it was built.
In the limited time that I've owned this Vantage, I've managed a few weekends away with my wife between lockdowns, and I've had the roof down for 99% of the time I've driven it, with the added bonus of being able to hear that V8 much more clearly. At the end of October I had the alloys refurbished and a full set of new tyres and centre caps fitted. Sadly it has been SORN since then, but I am looking forward to some more trips in it this coming summer (I've already got tickets for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court in September), covid permitting!