Who hasn’t wished, if only for a second, they could be James Bond? While we at John Scotti Classics can’t mix the perfect martini or fit you for a tuxedo, we are able to offer you the opportunity to drive his vehicle of choice. The 2005 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S is definitely one of the best dressed Aston Martin since the ’60s and considered by many to be one of the most attractive modern GT cars in existence. Made cool by James Bond and made highly capable by a large V12 under the hood this car had the requirements to qualify it as a modern classic the day it was released. Upon its unveiling, the V12 Vanquish S was around $250,000 USD ($350,000 CND). Considering its performance abilities and the impact this vehicle has made on popular culture and automotive design we believe this car might be one of the best bargains on the market today, a true dormant classic.
The interior is filled with luxury detailing befitting an Aston Martin, including a quilted suede headliner, laser engraved nameplates on the door sills and engraved door handles. Even the font on the gauge cluster is beautiful and clean, conforming to the heir of class Aston Martin is renowned for. Showing just 21,558 miles (34,694 km) from new, this car has been treated with the utmost respect and care, keeping it in pristine condition.
The first generation Vanquish S is the grandfather to the now infamous flagship model for Aston Martin. The accentuated hips, exaggerated shoulder lines, long hood and wide headlights created an instantaneously classic look, inspiring many generations of Aston Martins, and achieving praise from automotive critics globally as one of the best looking modern GT cars ever made. Shortly before its release, the Vanquish was selected as the vehicle of choice for James Bond in the 2002 release Die Another Day and since then has remained a modern classic. The standard for excellence in automotive care has been kept paramount with this example as the exterior of this vehicle remains in flawless condition
The Vanquish S isn’t just a pretty face. Under the beautifully long hood lies a 6L V12 producing 520hp and 425 lb/ft of torque. It's capable of a top speed of 200mph (322kmph) and can accelerate to 60mph (100kmph) from a standstill in 4.6 seconds. It is fully compliant with EPA/DOT emission regulations (OBD II). This finely crafted standard of British engineering has only seen 21,558 miles (34,694 km) from new and remains in perfect showroom condition, ready for its next owner to enjoy worry-free.
The 2005 V12 Vanquish S is as beautiful as it is capable. The huge power train is fast and thrilling. All of the timeless character traits of this vehicle combine for an experience that begs to be enjoyed over and over again. Its cars like this one that gets you excited for long road trips and even more excited when you forget something and have to turn around. Sometimes it can be difficult to see into the future and predict what cars will be deemed classics. But right from its release, the Vanquish possessed all the ingredients required. Between the iconic styling, gorgeous engine and cementing itself into popular culture, the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish will bestow heavy style points to anyone lucky enough to get behind the wheel.