March 21, 2012

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Perhaps not the greatest or fastest of Aston Martins, but it looks so good it’s hard not to be tempted.

Hard to quite believe that the V8 Vantage is now seven years old – it’s a testament to a brilliant styling exercise that the car still looks so clean and fresh. For many, the baby Aston remains a better looking car than the new 991 and, given how important looks are to most people in the market for a slinky coupe, that still makes it one of the 911’s strongest rivals.

The Vantage never quite matched the 997 in any key dynamic area – that it got so close and is so beautiful made it a runaway sales success in 2005/2006. Seems like a long time ago now, doesn’t it – easy credit everywhere. If you own a beautiful car like this then please call us for Aston Martin car insurance.

Anyway, prices of early Vantages have certainly firmed-up over the past 18 months. For a while in 2008 the 4.7 Volante was the fastest-depreciating vehicle in Glass’s Guide, but as is often the case the fall went too far, very few newer cars were being registered and prices began to rise. Good, early 4.3-litre coupes were low-20s in the trade two years ago, they’re about the same now.

Please call us for Aston Martin insurance.

Many thanks to Pistonheads for their kind permission to use the above – the full article can be found here.