From a sad start to a new hope with the wonderful, colourful V12 Vantage S.
I lost my much loved DB9 in a garage flood back in October 2019, which then instigated the search for a replacement. Eighteen months later, during a global pandemic with many false starts, I finally own the car of my dreams, having only collected on 23 December 2020.
The history of the car is quite unique having been an Aston factory press car and demonstrator being on display at Goodwood Festival and Revival shows, wearing the registration KP15 BZJ. It was the only RHD model produced in Cinnabar Orange with Bitter Chocolate and Orange Poppy interior, being a prototype combination for upcoming new models, making it rather ‘unique’.
I have only driven it once, picking it up from the AM dealers straight into my garage where it is now stuck until better weather (and a none water-logged driveway). The past two months has seen me improving and maintaining, ready for enjoyment and AMOC gatherings post lockdown. Currently my hobby appears to be enjoying the cars’ visual beauty with a coffee and a little bit of luxury chocolate.
I am not in the habit of naming my vehicles however an exception has been made and a christening ceremony took place for "Terry" (not from the Minder series) but from the chocolate!
Here's saluting you Terry!