How about an Aston photo thread!

How about an Aston photo thread!

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EVR

1,136 posts

24 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Forest Way said:
Hi all,
I’ve been a very long time lurker, quite a few years ago I decided I wanted a Vantage, the model and spec crept up, as did the budget, in the end my best man maths told me I should go all in with a V12VS

Here’s Big Red...being delivered by AM works to me in Hythe, Southampton on Tuesday, to say I’m a bit excited hardly covers it.



Cheers,
Steve
That is a fantastic car Steve.

bignoise

306 posts

65 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Congratulations looks fanastic and you cannot beat the feeling of acheiving a long held ambition

Red really suits Astons

Mr.Tremlini

1,085 posts

65 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Forest Way said:
Hi all,
I’ve been a very long time lurker, quite a few years ago I decided I wanted a Vantage, the model and spec crept up, as did the budget, in the end my best man maths told me I should go all in with a V12VS

Here’s Big Red...being delivered by AM works to me in Hythe, Southampton on Tuesday, to say I’m a bit excited hardly covers it.


Cheers,
Steve
Red and black are such a great combo, nice number of cylinders too, well done, top marks, achieving car ownership dreams are quite the buzz.

Emilio Largo

554 posts

75 months

Tuesday 22nd December 2020
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07satisfaction said:
Sharing a couple of good photos of our 2007 DB9 6-speed manual.. Heritage Chiltern Green.
Cheers,
from upstate New York..



Wow, (Heritage?) Chiltern Green - a "long-time-no-see" colour here - AND Manual. You must be very proud of this rare beauty!

krisdelta

4,164 posts

165 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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My 13 year old Vantage - still cleans up very nicely I think!



Buzz Killington

86 posts

81 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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krisdelta said:
My 13 year old Vantage - still cleans up very nicely I think!


There aren't many cars that still look as drop dead gorgeous after 13 years. They really cracked it with the vantage. It's truly a timeless shape.

Buttmonkey

452 posts

187 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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Apologies for the less than stellar quality pics, however she's finally home and safely tucked away with the rest of the mob. It is some car and it sounds fabulous



Shnozz

22,900 posts

235 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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Is the C6 yours? I am interested in adding one alongside the Vantage.

Buttmonkey

452 posts

187 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Yes all 4 in the above pics are mine. My C6 is a 2006 manual 6.0 LS2. I bought it and keep it as it's my only manual car plus it's been totally reliable these past 5 years and cab be a little bit of a hooligan when provoked. Great cars and very underrated

Must add that the Aston has exceeded my expectations very quickly, it's super responsive, handles very well and sounds ridiculously good. And it is just so damn good looking

Shnozz

22,900 posts

235 months

Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Buttmonkey said:
Yes all 4 in the above pics are mine. My C6 is a 2006 manual 6.0 LS2. I bought it and keep it as it's my only manual car plus it's been totally reliable these past 5 years and cab be a little bit of a hooligan when provoked. Great cars and very underrated
My mate in Dubai leant me his Ron Fellow C6 for a blast which is what first had me hooked. It would be a manual I would want too but pleased to hear its been as reliable as the reputation suggests and I would be keeping it at a holiday home so don't want something that needs constant attention - arrive and drive. Sadly prices for a C6 in Spain are double the UK and 3 times where you are!

Graze01

786 posts

56 months

Wednesday 30th December 2020
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went for a final end of 2020 drive in the country - overcast, drizzly & beautiful

Astontony

103 posts

18 months

Tuesday 5th January
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Not too many Vanquisheses on here so here's one from the dealer when I bought mine. Very content with its performance

FlatToTheMat

1,422 posts

127 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Buttmonkey said:
Apologies for the less than stellar quality pics, however she's finally home and safely tucked away with the rest of the mob. It is some car and it sounds fabulous


Ah! Interesting to learn this went to a fellow Ph'r! I was watching this myself as it had been available a long time then there was a sizable drop in price!

Ill keep an eye out for your cars, I feel I saw the Vette for sale recently?

Bob Haywood

11 posts

6 months

Wednesday 13th January
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EVR

1,136 posts

24 months

Thursday 14th January
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Bob Haywood said:
Good stuff. What's that colour name?

bababoom

318 posts

82 months

Sunday 17th January
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Failed to buy this car twice! finally 3rd time lucky and its been sat on the drive since. First of all testing positive and then the currant lock down. Hopping to put a few miles on it this year.



Edited by bababoom on Sunday 17th January 20:54

Graze01

786 posts

56 months

Monday 18th January
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Congrats, Great colour

hope you get to enjoy it soon

Graze

Buttmonkey

452 posts

187 months

Monday 18th January
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FlatToTheMat said:
Ah! Interesting to learn this went to a fellow Ph'r! I was watching this myself as it had been available a long time then there was a sizable drop in price!

Ill keep an eye out for your cars, I feel I saw the Vette for sale recently?
Haha yes, nowhere to hide nowadays with the t'internet. Yes I got it for a compete steal tbh, a cheeky lowball offer on the asking price and khalas, possibly the cheapest DB9 worldwide, but that was the same situation when i bought the Scaglietti a few years ago. Cars here are cheap to buy really, but the maintenance is definitely not. There are no Ferrari specialists here, it's Ferrari on the Pearl and they think everyone is a sheikh.

I did stick the C6 up for sale to test the waters as I have a manual ZL1 Camaro incoming smile but the usual 'will you take two bob for it?' enquiries means it's staying. Now 5 cars here and a moody other half.

Obligatory AM pics from when I collected it. A very nice late Thursday afternoon indeed although negotiating Salwa Road at rushhour in a new sportscar...











Edited by Buttmonkey on Monday 18th January 10:26

oilit

1,601 posts

142 months

Monday 18th January
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off for their annual service ...

BiggaJ

135 posts

3 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Got my first Aston back in October 2020, always been a dream and fell in love with the interior. Reminds me of a previous car I owned and always liked the tan colour. Spent most of 2020 looking for either a Vantage or DB9. I actually quite like the 18" wheels but would perhaps change them in the future.

Already had twin plate clutch, lightened flywheel, 200 cell cats GT8 filters and remap done which transforms the car and was all looked after by AHM. Very good outfit and only around 5 miles from where I live.