Yep, two car shows in one week! Saturday’s Interclassics event was all about classic Astons, but yesterday it was time to spot some new models at the AutoSalon in Brussels. I spent most of my time in Hall 12, the super car hall, where Aston Martin had a stand showing a Rapide S, a Vanquish and a V12 Vantage S. But two other Astons could be found in other halls, a V12 Vantage GT3 hidden away in the bike halls and a classic DB6 Vantage at the Vredestein stand.
It’s Friday the 13th, but no bad luck for me, because today is the day I can pick up the newest addition to my Aston Martin collection: a 2006 V12 Vanquish S! (BTW: remember that white V8 Vantage S Roadster in the background? Yes, that’s my ex-V8-Roadster, the one I traded in on my V12 Roadster. It pains me to see it’s still in the showroom, waiting for a new owner. Like it? Please go and buy it!)
The V12 Vanquish has always been one of my favorite Astons, a timeless classic. It was inevitable that sooner or later I would own one, just a matter of the right car becoming available on the market. And this week, it did! My dealer told me about this beautiful 2006 V12 Vanquish S being for sale. So I visited the showroom, checked the car out, went for a test drive… and bought it the same day! 🙂
A very cool spot just appeared on Autogespot.com. A Cobalt Blue new Vanquish, together with a Tungsten Silver “old” Vanquish. What a pair!
Up until 2009, I was a Porsche guy. But after two 911 Turbo’s, I felt it was time for something different, something more exciting and more exclusive. This is what I ultimately decided on: my first Aston Martin, a V8 Vantage Roadster (4.7).