The Aston Martin V8 Vantage 550 Twin Supercharged supercar and one of the truly last hand build Aston Martin's built at Newport Pagnel. Aston Martin V8 Vantage 550 Twin Supercharged, last of the true hand built cars at Newport Pagnel factory in Buckinghamshire. Launched at the Birmingham British motor show in October 1992. Production starting in 1992 and running to 1999, producing 279 coupes and eight further Short Chassis Volanteâs and one Long Wheel Base Volante. A number of specials were produced from original chassis, also four-door cars and upgrades including the outstanding V600. This car was an early order by the current owner and built with a number of special request and upgrades, all undertaken by Works Service Special Vehicle Department, prior to delivery. Chassis number 70069 was ordered on 12 November 1994 in Buckinghamshire Green exterior and Connelly Magnolia leather piped in dark green, with dark green Wilton carpets and left-hand drive the UK registered.
The car was then taken to Aston Martin Works Service where an automatic gearbox was fitted; a new center dash was fitted to incorporate a clock (standard fitment after chassis 70100) and the automatic shift lights.
The in car entertainment system was changed and modifications to the front suspension and front spoiler. Extra battery isolator switches fitted. Stratsones of Mayfair supplied the car on 30 May 1995 to the current owner and has been regular serviced and maintained by authorized Aston Martin dealers through the car ownership and only covered 16,000 miles to date. Only used for special occasions and touring holidays. The car is just so striking and a splendid example of the marque as they were in the day. The car has all the original keys, service and handbook, tools and car cover.
Welcome to the world of Keith Riddington - classic motor specialist with unrivalled knowledge and dedication to the classic car market.
Keith is an author, public speaker, business consultant and highly regarded expert on Aston Martin motor cars and general classic motor vehicles.
Achieving engineering qualifications and working his way through all areas of the motor trade, collecting awards for service in the process, Keith joined Aston Martin Management team in late 1980s where he helped build up the Works Service department, exceeding all expectations and establishing the highest standard of service with a trusting friendly relationship with its clients.
"After managing a multi-franchise dealership, it was time to offer my unique expertise to the classic car market and in 2009 Classicmobilia was established.I believe that my enthusiasm and experience add value to every project I undertake, whether it be advising on a potential purchase or working to protect your investment."
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