If you read our recent Aston Martin feature, you’ll have met Alex Goy - car journalist, all-round good chap, and Aston Martin aficionado. I mean, he owns the 2021 V8 Vantage at the top of this story, so…

In the interview he gave to us (if you haven’t read it, you can read it here!) he explained what makes an Aston Martin more desirable than pretty much any other luxury sports cars.

For this edition of This Week in Cars, we also asked Alex what are his five favourite Aston Martins for sale on Dyler, and why.

Automotive journalist Alex Goy is our guest for this week - here he is behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB5
Automotive journalist Alex Goy is our guest for this week - here he is behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB5
© Alex Goy

If you read on - and we hope you do - you’ll discover his selection, which ranges from the pocket rocket, 205mph V12 Vantage S, to the burly, EUR 550,000 Aston Martin V8 X-Pack.

It’s been a pleasure to put these two pieces together, and I very much hope you enjoy reading them as I did researching and writing about the magic behind this intriguing British carmaker.

Enjoy your weekend, and I’ll see you next week!

2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
“Small dimensions, silly amounts of power” - that’s the Aston Martin V12 Vantage in six words
© SD Motors

One of the most lairy, ridiculous vehicles I have ever, ever set foot in! It’s like my car which makes me very happy, but it’s an exercise in “what happens if we put our biggest engine in our smallest car?" and just going for it. This S is the second crack at a V12 Vantage, which makes it a touch more sorted than the original car. It’s a bit easier to drive, and I love it because it’s an absolute masterclass in silliness and fun. It looks amazing, and it sounds amazing, which is all you really need!

PRICE:
EUR 129,000
LINK TO CAR AND DEALER:
SD Motors

2012 Aston Martin One-77

2012 Aston Martin One-77
No surprises for guessing that only 77 One-77s were made; deep pockets needed
© Aston Martin Lagonda Media

What a LUDICROUS construction! It’s a properly bonkers Aston, it’s stunning, and it was made in very limited numbers. It’s not the automotive equivalent of a rave like a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, it’s more like a dinner party at your friend’s house that’s got WAY out of hand. Yet it still retains all of those key Aston Martin elements that make it beautiful - you’ve got the big haunches, you’ve got the grille, and you’ve got the side strakes. Everything about it emphasises Aston Martin-ness, but it’s not aggressive. I mean, it is for an Aston Martin, but not offensive compared to similar limited-run Ferrari. You get the impression that with this car, despite its extravagant styling, that the owner will still treat it with the respect an Aston Martin commands when they take it out for a drive - that’s what I love about it.

PRICE:
Price on Request
LINK TO CAR AND DEALER:
Sonoma Classic Motorcars

2009 Aston Martin DB9

2009 Aston Martin DB9
The DB9 is yet another Aston Martin masterclass in elegant V12 power
© Noble House Classics

I know we’ve already spoken about it, but it’s one of my favourite cars of all time. I know naysayers will have a pop at the DB9 and say that its V12 is two Mondeo engines bolted together, but I really don’t care about that. It’s a very, very pretty thing and it has such a commanding presence without shouting about it. There’s actually a fun fact about the DB9 - there's a nod to the DB5 where the rear window joins the boot lid. It looks lovely. It’s really neat.

PRICE:
EUR 119,750
LINK TO CAR AND DEALER:
Noble House Classics

2004 Aston Martin Vanquish

2004 Aston Martin Vanquish
Big, brutal, and hugely advanced for its time, the OG Aston Martin Vanquish is considered by many to be Ian Callum at his brilliant best
© Gallery Aaldering

I suppose the Vanquish should be here given it’s the car that got me into Aston Martin in the first place. It’s a cool car, and here’s a fun fact for you - the original Vanquish with its carbon fibre everything formed the platform and architecture that summed up the DB9 and Vantage era of Aston Martin - the VH platform. Here’s where things get better, though! The carbon fibre construction on the Vanquish was informed by the construction used by Lotus. Matt Becker’s dad, Roger Becker, was the Tame Racing Driver for Lotus, and he was also involved in the early tests of the Vanquish. So, not only was Matt Becker involved in the Elise, he was in a small way involved in the Vanquish, too. One of Ian Callum's most perfect designs. A wonderful, brutal thing.

PRICE:
EUR 95,500
LINK TO CAR AND DEALER:
Gallery Aaldering

1986 Aston Martin V8

1986 Aston Martin V8
The Aston Martin V8 was Britain’s muscle car for the 1970s and 1980s
© Classicmobilia

Not much to say here, but they’re just bloody cool! It’s a muscle car, and it’s just stupid and wonderful. To use your description earlier, I think a good way to sum up this car would be to call it the Aston Martin “did you spill my pint?” V8.

PRICE:
EUR 550,000
LINK TO CAR AND DEALER:
Classicmobilia

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