Vantage AMR

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Car Nut 2017

40 posts

15 months

Wednesday 3rd January
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Derek007 said:
Drive the car and enjoy it.I just brought GT8 £50k under list done 120 miles from a man pig sick as he thought he was going to make 50k profit! Looking forward to my V12AMR which will probably lose another £50k in 12 months especially when it’s done 5k...only difference is it won’t be for sale!
50K under list is crazy. I knew prices had dropped but i wasn't expecting that kind of drop. I'd hate to think what mine is worth... i've been driving it.

Was this bought from a dealer or privately?

Spec please.

silverspeed

1,379 posts

160 months

Wednesday 3rd January
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What were GT8s price when new - appreciate spec will impact but there was a base cost ?

RobDown

2,762 posts

58 months

Wednesday 3rd January
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silverspeed said:
What were GT8s price when new - appreciate spec will impact but there was a base cost ?
Iirc it was £165k (plus usual dealer costs). But in practice you needed to spend £10k on the aero pack (should really have been standard), £7k on the Ti exhaust. So £182k before paint, wheels and any changes to trim/audio

Net result is you could have specced one for £200k. But I suspect most will be £200-£220k

Derek007

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113 posts

88 months

Thursday 4th January
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List price was £219k. Paid £170k. Plenty of cars for sale which aren’t selling... so expect prices will continue to drop.

alscar

501 posts

143 months

Thursday 4th January
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Selling any car of this type at this time of year is hardly going to get you the best price - unless you are a buyer.
Flip spec ( more the paint scheme being the halo Stirling green ) has always sold for less less than others.
If Derrick is right and a drop of £50k in a year still has more to come on what is a very special limited car then it doesn’t bode at all well for other future Aston limited models and certainly not the AMR run out models.
At £170k that certainly teaches people a lesson in that buying to flip isn’t guaranteed.


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AdamV12V

3,119 posts

107 months

Thursday 4th January
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alscar said:
Selling any car of this type at this time of year is hardly going to get you the best price - unless you are a buyer.
Flip spec ( more the paint scheme being the halo Stirling green ) has always sold for less less than others.
If Derrick is right and a drop of £50k in a year still has more to come on what is a very special limited car then it doesn’t bode at all well for other future Aston limited models and certainly not the AMR run out models.
At £170k that certainly teaches people a lesson in that buying to flip isn’t guaranteed.
Yup, a true bargain for Derek - well done on securing a stonking car at a stonking price! smile

And to some extent good to see a flipper getting his fingers singed - might frighten them away from the market and leave such cars for the true enthusiasts to buy!

silverspeed

1,379 posts

160 months

Thursday 4th January
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AdamV12V said:
Yup, a true bargain for Derek - well done on securing a stonking car at a stonking price! smile

And to some extent good to see a flipper getting his fingers singed - might frighten them away from the market and leave such cars for the true enthusiasts to buy!
Totally agree - great news for enthusiasts - still think in a few years time GT8/12 and AMR Cars will be pretty strong money relative to standard production cars . The issue within the V8 AMR is lack of any power upgrade to differentiate it from a V8S which may be one if the reasons for the low uptake .

Derek007

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113 posts

88 months

Thursday 4th January
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GT8 is a fantastic car not just to look at but also to drive. Not the fastest but provides a real sense of occasion, beautifully balanced and the sound of the engine is sensational. The V12 AMR might not look as dramatic but the 600BHP is a different level and provides a much faster but equally involving drive. Future values will be dictated by supply and demand. Both cars are very special and should be driven and enjoyed.

RobDown

2,762 posts

58 months

Thursday 4th January
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Sounds like your garage mirrors mine then Derek (or it will when my AMR is finally delivered)!

Agree with the GT8, lovely car to drive, will be very interesting to see how the AMR compares!

Car Nut 2017

40 posts

15 months

Thursday 4th January
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alscar said:
Selling any car of this type at this time of year is hardly going to get you the best price - unless you are a buyer.
Flip spec ( more the paint scheme being the halo Stirling green ) has always sold for less less than others.
If Derrick is right and a drop of £50k in a year still has more to come on what is a very special limited car then
it doesn’t bode at all well for other future Aston limited models and certainly not the AMR run out models.
At £170k that certainly teaches people a lesson in that buying to flip isn’t guaranteed.
If this is the case and a further drop in price is expected then the Aston market is about implode. I suppose its to be expected with the constant onslaught of limited edition cars. I'm surprised we havent seen the last, last vantage after the AMR yet. laugh

Some of the people waiting for AMR's must be getting a twitchy arse now!

AMDBSVNick

6,021 posts

92 months

Thursday 4th January
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Car Nut 2017 said:
I'm surprised we havent seen the last, last vantage after the AMR yet. laugh
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jonby

4,829 posts

87 months

Thursday 4th January
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AMDBSVNick said:
Car Nut 2017 said:
I'm surprised we havent seen the last, last vantage after the AMR yet. laugh
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It's not really surprising we haven't yet seen the last vantage after the AMR when so many AMRs have yet to be made ! :-)


AMDBSVNick

6,021 posts

92 months

Thursday 4th January
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jonby said:
AMDBSVNick said:
Car Nut 2017 said:
I'm surprised we havent seen the last, last vantage after the AMR yet. laugh
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It's not really surprising we haven't yet seen the last vantage after the AMR when so many AMRs have yet to be made ! :-)
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jonby

4,829 posts

87 months

Thursday 4th January
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Car Nut 2017 said:
Some of the people waiting for AMR's must be getting a twitchy arse now!
Not in my instance and I suspect not for most other owners :-)

I think very few (although undoubtedly there must be some) of the V12 AMR buyers are looking to flip, with most going into the purchase with their eyes fully open

We are mainly just excited and keen for the cars to arrive !

silverspeed

1,379 posts

160 months

Friday 5th January
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jonby said:
Car Nut 2017 said:
Some of the people waiting for AMR's must be getting a twitchy arse now!
Not in my instance and I suspect not for most other owners :-)

I think very few (although undoubtedly there must be some) of the V12 AMR buyers are looking to flip, with most going into the purchase with their eyes fully open

We are mainly just excited and keen for the cars to arrive !
Agree - think most V12 AMR owners seem to be enthusiasts who want to own and drive the car. I was aware of one potential flipper but even he has bought in to long term ownership having realised these cars will be pretty special .

hornbaek

2,886 posts

165 months

Friday 5th January
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I have been offered a fully specced V12 AMR by an authorised AML dealer in Germany (LHD) at below list. Still considering it.

silverspeed

1,379 posts

160 months

Friday 5th January
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hornbaek said:
I have been offered a fully specced V12 AMR by an authorised AML dealer in Germany (LHD) at below list. Still considering it.
That’s an opportunity because I know my local dealer tried to get another RHD V12 and couldn’t get one . Wonder how retail pricing worked for non sterling sales . Great for Euro tours and potentially much larger market should it ever be sold !

IanV12VR

2,422 posts

85 months

Friday 5th January
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hornbaek said:
I have been offered a fully specced V12 AMR by an authorised AML dealer in Germany (LHD) at below list. Still considering it.
Wasn’t it similar (but worse) with the V12VR when it came out. Germany seemed to have quite a few available for quite sometime whereas in Britain there were only a couple specced by dealers and they sold pretty quickly. Seems the market is quite different in Germany to here where they seem to buy them into stock and then look for buyers.

pcwilliams

6 posts

13 months

Saturday 6th January
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Picked up my V8 manual coupe - it drives like a dream, sounds suitably meaty for a V8, and is basically perfect. Zaffre blue is stunning, and the red stripe really works. And so much carbon!! Took it straight to Goodwood on the way home - looking forward to tracking it there in the Spring smile

Rappa

462 posts

200 months

Saturday 6th January
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That Zaffre blue looks lovely. Well done.

Sean