Where are all the V12VS Manuals

Where are all the V12VS Manuals

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Simon Lane

375 posts

54 months

Monday 9th July
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chesby said:
I don’t think it’s a problem Simon saying how much he sold a car for. It’s not as though he’s breaking Doctor-Patient confidentiality.

It’s only a car sale, and I’m sure the buyer’s wife doesn’t even read Pistonheads.
Thanks. I added this information as a point of interest on the topic as it’s relevant info and does not breach any confidentiality. Hornbaek just tries to throw me to the lions at every opportunity, it’s old news.

Upperworks

1,108 posts

85 months

Monday 9th July
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Simon Lane said:
chesby said:
I don’t think it’s a problem Simon saying how much he sold a car for. It’s not as though he’s breaking Doctor-Patient confidentiality.

It’s only a car sale, and I’m sure the buyer’s wife doesn’t even read Pistonheads.
Thanks. I added this information as a point of interest on the topic as it’s relevant info and does not breach any confidentiality. Hornbaek just tries to throw me to the lions at every opportunity, it’s old news.
His/her wife/husband might not, but if they ever try to sell it, everyone on an Aston forum does.

I found it a little strange to see it quoted, especially if sold without being marketed. Also not sure such a special edition gives much guidance on the general market.





RobDown

2,920 posts

61 months

Monday 9th July
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Is that really an issue? 99% of us buy cars with publically advertised prices, I’ve never stopped to think “ah now someone can guess how much I paid for it” or worried that it might impact resale

Definitely agree though that the price of a very limited special (and they were special) like the Spitfire probably isn’t hugely relevant here as my sense.is the OP is after a “non-special” (if that can be said about an Aston Martin) V12VSM

Upperworks

1,108 posts

85 months

Monday 9th July
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RobDown said:
Is that really an issue? 99% of us buy cars with publically advertised prices, I’ve never stopped to think “ah now someone can guess how much I paid for it” or worried that it might impact resale
Not a big issue, but this is the 1% that bought a distinctive car not publicly advertised.

I spoke to members on here about what paid for my roadster and what discounts were achievable, but it would be very strange if he put that number up on here.

I don’t know the ins and out of this particular situation, perhaps there are lots of examples on the forum of the person selling the car saying what they sold it for, but I don’t recall any, so as I said, I found it a little odd to read on here.


hornbaek

2,926 posts

168 months

Tuesday 10th July
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Simon Lane said:
Thanks. I added this information as a point of interest on the topic as it’s relevant info and does not breach any confidentiality. Hornbaek just tries to throw me to the lions at every opportunity, it’s old news.
Dear Simon,

That had not occurred to me but if you had that feeling I do apologise as it was absolutely not meant to be personal. In collector circles it is quite customary not to reveal the price anyone paid for a vehicle ( or indeed anything else of collectible value ) as it is not really relevant. One off pieces such as the Spitfire editions of the V12V are worth whatever a buyer wants to pay for it. As there are no or few comparables, the price is irrelevant. So “ no throwing to the lions “ and we move on.

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kev1966900

82 posts

12 months

Wednesday 11th July
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Back to the original post. Bentley Manchester have one advertised on Autotrader currently at £124k with 1,000 miles on the clock

EL77

Original Poster:

622 posts

145 months

Wednesday 11th July
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kev1966900 said:
Back to the original post. Bentley Manchester have one advertised on Autotrader currently at £124k with 1,000 miles on the clock
They do indeed.

It's white which doesn't do it for me and they seem to be VERY busy as they haven't responded to my internet enquiry on the car.

Buster73

2,825 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th July
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EL77 said:
They do indeed.

It's white which doesn't do it for me and they seem to be VERY busy as they haven't responded to my internet enquiry on the car.
You too busy to pick up the phone then ?

NeinFondue

803 posts

89 months

Wednesday 11th July
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EL77 said:
They do indeed.

It's white which doesn't do it for me and they seem to be VERY busy as they haven't responded to my internet enquiry on the car.
Out of curiosity, are you the owner of reg plate EL77?

Upperworks

1,108 posts

85 months

Wednesday 11th July
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Buster73 said:
You too busy to pick up the phone then ?
He probably is, and if a company gives it as an option to contact them, they should probably reply.

Buster73

2,825 posts

86 months

Thursday 12th July
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Upperworks said:
He probably is, and if a company gives it as an option to contact them, they should probably reply.
Agree , I’d rather have a chat over the phone about a car personally, but however if he wants to email them then mention on a internet motoring forum that they haven’t replied to his email enquiry it suggests to me that he might not be a serious buyer.

I could be wrong of course...

EL77

Original Poster:

622 posts

145 months

Monday 16th July
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Buster73 said:
Agree , I’d rather have a chat over the phone about a car personally, but however if he wants to email them then mention on a internet motoring forum that they haven’t replied to his email enquiry it suggests to me that he might not be a serious buyer.

I could be wrong of course...
I'm a tyre kicker!

KevinBird

505 posts

140 months

Tuesday 4th September
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They're in such short supply prices are increasing daily

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

EL77

Original Poster:

622 posts

145 months

Tuesday 4th September
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KevinBird said:
They're in such short supply prices are increasing daily

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...
Kevin

This is an error as Simon has had a glitch in their website. This car was showing £133k a couple of days ago as it's VAT Q and was showing without VAT. I believe it's £159,950 and was circa £210k list.

Simon Lane

375 posts

54 months

Tuesday 4th September
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Thanks Ed, unfortunately the switch over to the new AM approved website did not go quite according to plan. In order to be as efficient as possible all our used car ads are fed directly from our stock inventory into 3rd party websites. Demos are VAT qualifying, we were told to load them exc. VAT and the new system would ad the VAT onto them automatically for AM Approved, AutoTrader, Pistonheads, Jardine etc. The system didn't ad the VAT, then added it twice......finally got it fixed yesterday.

Big Ry

1,285 posts

52 months

Tuesday 4th September
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It would be interesting to know how many 7 speed manuals were built and what the split was (Coupe, Roadster, RHD, LHD etc).

Does anyone know why AML seem to not want to share this information ? Surely now that production has ended then it's just a factual figure, nothing more ?

HBradley

1,024 posts

114 months

Tuesday 4th September
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Simon Lane said:
Thanks Ed, unfortunately the switch over to the new AM approved website did not go quite according to plan. In order to be as efficient as possible all our used car ads are fed directly from our stock inventory into 3rd party websites. Demos are VAT qualifying, we were told to load them exc. VAT and the new system would ad the VAT onto them automatically for AM Approved, AutoTrader, Pistonheads, Jardine etc. The system didn't ad the VAT, then added it twice......finally got it fixed yesterday.
Bloody IT projects! rolleyesbiggrin

IanV12VSRs

2,472 posts

88 months

Tuesday 4th September
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Big Ry said:
It would be interesting to know how many 7 speed manuals were built and what the split was (Coupe, Roadster, RHD, LHD etc).

Does anyone know why AML seem to not want to share this information ? Surely now that production has ended then it's just a factual figure, nothing more ?
I think that this information should be available shortly once the AMHT (Aston Martin Heritage Trust) launch their online registry which they have been putting together for quite a few years. It has taken longer than they had hoped but all the work is done by volunteers so has to fall in line with the volunteers own priorities. I do know they are very rare cars so anyone getting either one of these, or even the SS version, has a very rare Aston in the years ahead. Once I hear it is available I will start a thread with how to search for info.

CSK1

885 posts

57 months

Tuesday 4th September
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Thanks Ian. I'd be interested to know the exact production figures of the V12 Vantage S in all its forms.

Champs

60 posts

37 months

Tuesday 4th September
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chesby said:
According to the how many left website there are 81 V12 Vantage S 7 speed manual coupes registered in the UK.


Edited by chesby on Sunday 8th July 21:20
Hi, this figure of 81 presumably includes the AMR's ?
When I took delivery of my car in Oct 2017, I met with a Gent from the factory at Gaydon and inquired the number of manuals built, and he explained that they had only ordered 300 gearboxes. So his answer to me was, " less that 300", considering they would also be needing to keep a few spares.
100 went to the USA, Canada got 24, South Africa got 4. These 128 manuals all exclude the AMR.
I think his answer of less that 300 is pretty accurate. AMR was already launched and sold out when he answered me.