The Astons at the AutoSalon in Brussels

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.

Just picked up: my new V12 Vanquish S

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!)

My new Aston: a V12 Vanquish S!

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! ๐Ÿ™‚