V12 Vantage Roadster #001 / 101 appears in South Africa!

V12 Roadster Cobalt Blue - #002 of 101Just found this interesting V12 Roadster article on a South African car site.

Daytona cars in South Africa apparently received #001 of the 101 V12 Vantage Roadsters.
Here’s a quote from Daytona Group general manager Rens Rademeyer:

“Whenever there is a limited-edition model you always hope you get one with a really low number – and secretly dream of getting the first one off the line. So you can imagine our excitement when we received our limited-edition model V12 Vantage Roadster and found it was No.1 of 101!”

Wait what?? Is he really saying he just happened to received #001 ?

That is just very unlikely. When I ordered my V12 Vantage Roadster back in June 2012 (within 15 minutes of receiving the first announcement!), I immediately tried to reserve either #001 or #007. Alas, both were already spoken for. So I opted for #002 and as you know, I received my Cobalt Blue Agent #002 in November 2012, one of the first V12 Roadsters created.

I don’t know what the story is here, but I do know that getting #001 certainly wasn’t just good luck. Also, if they just received their V12 Vantage Roadster this month, it also wasn’t “the first one off the line” (unless it took 3 months to get to South Africa).

Another article on a South African news site I just found seems to indicate that this car has not even been sold to an actual customer yet:

“If you are looking for a great investment, this is the car for you. Number 1 always holds a much greater value than any other. So, if you’re serious and got the dosh, then give Rens a call.”

So basically the “plaque number preference” of a dealer pre-ordering a car for inventory got priority over an actual customer ordering his 4th Aston Martin… nice …


  1. Alwin I also find this hard to believe. This is my fifth Aston and I tried to get 007 like you as I already had 007 on my DB9LM. Was told 001 and 007 were taken ( I think I was told by shareholders but not sure that is true) . No doubt your sources will confirm but if it is true and for sale I doubt its a dealer order more like a speculator.

  2. Don´t worry Guys……. the # 007 out of 101 is safe in my private Garage in Cologne…..Unique in “Elwood” Blue mit “Artica White” AM Race Nose. (like the V12 Race Car at the 24h Race / Nürburgring in 2009)
    Best Regards, Olaf

  3. #002 and #007 are the most beautiful V12 Roadsters anyway. Now if only we could get them together someday!

  4. Hi, I just joined the club and I am very happy about 077…since 007 was obviously taken…

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