03 Vanquish ex-Royal Household no less!

03 Vanquish ex-Royal Household no less!

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100 IAN

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1,072 posts

119 months

Sunday 2nd August
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My first foray into Aston Ownership having bought The Queen's old Vanquish. I can't quite imagine the monarch behind the wheel but first owner (from 2003 until 2016) was "The Privy Purse", the beneficiary of which is The Queen.

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-au...

Would be interesting to see any photo's of any Royal behind the wheel or learn who would have had use of the car during its 12k miles and 13 years of Royal Ownership. The registration at the time was LF03 VNN but now removed presumably for security reasons.

I'm also keen to get a copy of the build spec, any idea how i can get this? AM Mayfair was the supplying dealer, whether they can confirm the details i'm not sure(?)

As this is my first AM any Vanquish specific tips/advise would be appreciated




Edited by 100 IAN on Sunday 2nd August 17:58

EVR

822 posts

17 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Nice little fact, congrats on the purchase.

mike74

2,160 posts

89 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Is that about the going rate for that model, year, condition?

Or is that on at premium for it's apparent ownership history?

DB4DM

546 posts

80 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Congrats on your car. You'll find a very active section with great technical knowledge on the AMOC forum. You don't need to be a club member to access the NP Vanquish category. There's a thread there about your car...

Edited by DB4DM on Sunday 2nd August 12:39

100 IAN

Original Poster:

1,072 posts

119 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Thanks. I’ll head over and take a look/sign up

100 IAN

Original Poster:

1,072 posts

119 months

Sunday 2nd August
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DB4DM said:
Congrats on your car. You'll find a very active section with great technical knowledge on the AMOC forum. You don't need to be a club member to access the NP Vanquish category. There's a thread there about your car...

Edited by DB4DM on Sunday 2nd August 12:39
I can't seem to find the above forum, can anyone post me a link please. Thx

DB4DM

546 posts

80 months

Sunday 2nd August
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Forum.amoc.org should get you there

If you're not a member of AMOC, you may need to register as a guest to read some of the categories. The members only areas are few

Jon39

7,325 posts

100 months

Sunday 2nd August
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I saw the pre-auction publicity for your car. I knew about several Aston Martins owned by the Royal Family, but had not heard about this Vanquish before.

Quite fun to own an ex-Royal car, but hope Prince Andrew did not drive it to Woking.
Enjoy your new car and hope you can find some Royal photos.

I think the Royal Astons go to Works Service in Newport Pagnell for maintenance, so perhaps they can give you some workshop history (if they are allowed to).


EVR

822 posts

17 months

Monday 3rd August
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Jon39 said:

I saw the pre-auction publicity for your car. I knew about several Aston Martins owned by the Royal Family, but had not heard about this Vanquish before.

Quite fun to own an ex-Royal car, but hope Prince Andrew did not drive it to Woking.
Enjoy your new car and hope you can find some Royal photos.

I think the Royal Astons go to Works Service in Newport Pagnell for maintenance, so perhaps they can give you some workshop history (if they are allowed to).

This particular one, according to the ad, has been serviced at Bamford Rose (there is also the Bamford Rose sticker on the plate). Maybe Mike knows stuff?

skeeterm5

2,063 posts

145 months

Monday 3rd August
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Maybe that includes off books HM Government agencies....... MI6...... 007...... smile

MarkM3Evoplus

526 posts

157 months

Monday 3rd August
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Advised that the name of the first owner in the handbook is King Hussain of Jordan (off AMOC forum)

VanquishRider

291 posts

109 months

Monday 3rd August
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Come and join us on the AMOC. You won't forget it. The Vanquish group is very lively and have an event later in the year.

PM me for more details.


skeena river rover

54 posts

58 months

Monday 3rd August
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100 IAN said:
I can't seem to find the above forum, can anyone post me a link please. Thx
Here is a link. You have to sign up before you have access to the forum! Congratulations with your Vanquish! I have your twin one same colorsmile

https://forum.amoc.org

100 IAN

Original Poster:

1,072 posts

119 months

Monday 3rd August
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
Advised that the name of the first owner in the handbook is King Hussain of Jordan (off AMOC forum)
Google tells me he died in 1999(?), perhaps it was his son King Abdullah II of Jordan but even that seems very odd. Why would the keeper’s address be the “Royal Privy Purse” and not the Jordanian Embassy?

I’m collecting the car and it’s history file tomorrow so hopefully I’ll learn more when I look through it.

MarkM3Evoplus

526 posts

157 months

Wednesday 5th August
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Let us all know.

Sign up to the AMOC forum, lots of useful advice how to keep these beautiful cars going at a reasonable cost!!

Mark

MichaelV8V

563 posts

218 months

Wednesday 5th August
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Bamford Rose did a lot of work on a Vanquish that had been in the middle East, and had very low mileage. Apparently that car had been near the front of the garage, so whenever the garage door opened, it would attract condensation that eventually rusted parts of the chassis. Don't know if that was your car, but if it was, Mike will have done a brilliant job of repairing it, so nothing to worry about.

100 IAN

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1,072 posts

119 months

Wednesday 5th August
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Unlikely to be my car. Mike said mine was one of the very best examples and having now collected it and thoroughly gone over it I’m delighted, it’s faultless.
I’m now torn, it’s almost too good to use and I’m an advocate of using my cars not wrapping them up and never taking them out.

MarkM3Evoplus

526 posts

157 months

Thursday 6th August
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They say if you don't use it, it will cause you trouble!!

Mine gets used, usually 900 miles a year or so and been pretty good. Tend to store it away when the salt hits the road as Aston didn't do a great job re anti corrosion!

MarkM3Evoplus

526 posts

157 months

Thursday 20th August
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For sale already Ian?

W12GT

2,582 posts

178 months

Thursday 20th August
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100 IAN said:
Unlikely to be my car. Mike said mine was one of the very best examples and having now collected it and thoroughly gone over it I’m delighted, it’s faultless.
I’m now torn, it’s almost too good to use and I’m an advocate of using my cars not wrapping them up and never taking them out.
The car looks beautiful in the photos, I think you have to use it - but keep it special by doing occasional days - making sure you are leaving it in a safe place. Far too nice not to share with fellow enthusiasts!