TVR to Aston

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Gc450

Original Poster:

26 posts

91 months

Thursday 12th July
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Hi All

Recently sold my TVR after lots of work restoring and fun..
Pondered a replacement to fill the space in my heart and my garage smile

After considering a number of alternatives and looking at some extremely badly described motors, some involving 400 mile round trips, I went with a decision from the Heart (and Head) and acquired a virtually mint 2006 DB9 Volante with less that 8,000 from new.
She is Meteorite Silver and Falcon Grey leather and as the mileage would suggest in very good almost factory fresh condition.
I was after a 2007 with the various changes but couldn't find one to match this and decided condition was the higher priority. She is spec'd with parking sensors all round power-fold mirrors and Ipod connectivity Bluetooth. As an added bonus she has paint protection film on the sills rear quarters and rear bumper etc. I have just fitted the front mud-flaps (stone guards in Aston Parlance smile)
Looking forward to some fun but also just enjoy the sound and just looking at her too smile

Hope you like the picture will no doubt be back on asking some very obvious questions shortly !


RobDown

2,914 posts

61 months

Thursday 12th July
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Congratulations! That does look in excellent condition

Make sure you pull fuse 22 to get the proper noise from it!


macdeb

7,134 posts

188 months

Thursday 12th July
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Looks a beaut'. They are quite a few TVR to Aston concerts on here, me included.

raceboy

11,723 posts

213 months

Thursday 12th July
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Welcome to the Ex TVR Aston club. wavey

dbs2000

1,989 posts

125 months

Thursday 12th July
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Looks great in that colour and it sounds a good find. Enjoy
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Gc450

Original Poster:

26 posts

91 months

Thursday 12th July
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Cheers Chaps

we must be drawn to hand built in the UK smile

Will have the fuse out it's on the list of jobs for this weekend.
and of course some trips out for no real reason smile

raceboy

11,723 posts

213 months

Thursday 12th July
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Gc450 said:
....and of course some trips out for no real reason smile
Just finished my first year of Aston ownership, and the mileage was 3 times that of my last few years of TVR ownership. driving
I'm blaming SCD membership, and I'm going to have up my annual mileage allowance on the insurance. paperbag

baconsarney

8,546 posts

94 months

Thursday 12th July
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macdeb said:
Looks a beaut'. They are quite a few TVR to Aston concerts on here, me included.
Must be something to do with the wonderful music they both make Mac wink

Incognegro

1,490 posts

66 months

Thursday 12th July
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baconsarney said:
macdeb said:
Looks a beaut'. They are quite a few TVR to Aston concerts on here, me included.
Must be something to do with the wonderful music they both make Mac wink
Yep the sound is pretty lovely almost although its powered by Dolby Pro Logic lol, to be fair its the reduced OCD im feeling I really like.

nrick

1,808 posts

96 months

Thursday 12th July
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And me , although I haven't actually sold the TVR yet smile

Tuscan convertible to Vanquish , never been happier.

Rappa

471 posts

203 months

Thursday 12th July
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Well done Glyn,

Also ex TVR although via a 911 (shuush).

Sean

bogie

13,481 posts

205 months

Thursday 12th July
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Congrats, lovely car ...another ex TVR ..and Lotus here smile

Gc450

Original Poster:

26 posts

91 months

Friday 13th July
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Thanks everyone look forward to sharing the experience smile
A 911 was on the possible list at one stage too, but as with all these things the budget started to stretch and then it was no contest as the Aston drew me in smile that said i didnt think I was going to find the right car at one stage, some of these dealers should pay the petrol bill when they described them so badly. I saw one which was suppose to been immaculate having had a professional bonnet re-paint due to stone marks, and wheels recut it looked as though someone had done the front edge of the bonnet with a can when i viewed the car and the wheels had been repaired ...badly . When i quizzed them i got the “oh I’m not sure what the body shop did we havent had the invoice yet” rolleyesrolleyes

Certainly puts a smile on my face every time to press the start button or the loud pedal in a way nothing else does. driving
Roll on the weekend
Cheers
Glyn

macdeb

7,134 posts

188 months

Friday 13th July
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baconsarney said:
macdeb said:
Looks a beaut'. They are quite a few TVR to Aston concerts on here, me included.
Must be something to do with the wonderful music they both make Mac wink
Agreed, though I have to say the Aston edges it.

Ian350

251 posts

111 months

Friday 13th July
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That DB9 Volante is beautiful - well done!

I have a TVR 420 SEAC which isn't used that often and fancied the new Griffith as my main car, However its out of my price range so an older V8 Vantage is just the job. Love them both in different ways. The Mrs has an Elise which is a cracking car.

Edited by Ian350 on Friday 13th July 13:13

Incognegro

1,490 posts

66 months

Friday 13th July
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Was out in the V8V all day today and even went for an education re clutch learn at the Works factory in Newport Pagnell.

Brilliant tour and lovely people Sean is a top guy and filled me in on the various bits while sorting my auto open/close on wing mirrors.

Love the car and missing the Cerb even less today

Jockman

16,698 posts

93 months

Friday 13th July
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Jeez that’s a gorgeous car. Many on here are ex TVR. You’ve just swapped a hedge finder for a hairdresser mota. All the best smile

V8BJC

287 posts

199 months

Saturday 14th July
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Congratulations, your new ride looks fantastic.

I too made leap from TVR to Aston this year. Just back from a good trip to Le Mans Classic in the V8 Vantage and loving it now more than ever.

macdeb

7,134 posts

188 months

Saturday 14th July
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Don't quite get the 'hairdresser mota' comment TBH. Aston Martin? hairdresser? Lost on me.
Agree the hedgefinder bit.
confused

baconsarney

8,546 posts

94 months

Saturday 14th July
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macdeb said:
Don't quite get the 'hairdresser mota' comment TBH. Aston Martin? hairdresser? Lost on me.
Agree the hedgefinder bit.
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Mac, I rather think it was a tongue in cheek reference to an Aston convertible mate hehe

Sorry, Volante biggrin

Yer old mucker,
Chilli wink