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    Talking Another special car I got to drive

    Sometimes I get some good perks to my job and today was no exception as I finally finished and got to test drive the car i'd been working on all week.

    I think this is another one to add to the list including Ferrari's, Merc AMG's, Porsche's and the odd Bently

    Now for the picture's ( taken from the internet mind you as I was in the convertiable )

    Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Jubilee Limited Edition
    (Coupe and Volante)(2002)



    To celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee, Stratstone Aston Martin Sales of Mayfair commissioned AML to produce a Jubilee Limited Edition of the DB7 Vantage. The car was launched in June 2002 and was limited to just 24 examples, 19 in right hand drive for the UK (9 coupes, 10 Volantes) and a further 5 with left hand drive for continental Europe.
    Particulars of the unique and fully loaded specification of the cars are listed below
    • Coachwork finished in special order Jubilee Blue
    • Magnolia Hide Interior with perforated seat centres and Jubilee embossed head restraints
    • Contrasting Navy Blue dash top roll, door tops rear quarter panels and seat piping
    • Hood cover on Volante piped in Magnolia, hood in blue
    • Dark blue Wilton carpets edged with Magnolia hide
    • Blue over carpets edged in Magnolia with 'Jubilee' embroidered logo in silver
    • Parchment Alcantara headlining
    • Special order dark Italian Walnut
    • White dials with silver jubilee graphics
    • Special order 19 inch wheels
    • Silver brake callipers with blur Aston Martin lettering
    • Touchtronic Transmission
    • Premium audio plus satellite navigation and Tracker 24 hour
    • Heated front screen
    • Fitted Umbrella (Black/Silver Handle)
    • Large Bore Tail Pipes
    • Satin Pedals
    • Unique wide mesh chrome grille and chrome door mirrors
    • Clear side repeater lenses
    • Numbered Jubilee sill plaques
    • Handbook bound in Navy Blue hide and silver embossed plus a numbered limited edition gents chronograph watch
    All this for a 'just' £120,950 - the standard Vantage coupe could be bought for £95,000 - admittedly without any extras what-so-ever.


    All 24 cars were pre-sold and their lucky owners took delivery at a very special ceremony held at Thornbury Castle. The cars were especially hidden from the excited new owners during the daylight hours in a large marquee especially labelled 'Tinnars Moat Craft Fair' - Tinnars Moat is of course an anagram of Aston Martin. After a lavish meal, the sides of the dining marquee were dropped and the cars were revealed.
    In addition to the UK/European cars, there may also have been a further 26 cars made for the US and Canadian market to exactly the same specifications.


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    very nice you must have enjoyed that drive
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    perks of the job eh, lucky bugger

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    Nice going Andy, but a bit disappointed you never got pics of the car itself
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    what work were you doing on it mate!!!

    god that car is perfect!!!

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    The cars still in at work so i'll see if I can get some pictures tomorrow.

    Drive wise it certainly had some go but then I realised that as I wheelspun it into the workshop by only tickling the throttle. It did shake around alot while driving it with thr roof down in the sun today

    Work wise the customer had all the aerials removed from the car without thinking on how to get radio, DAB or TV reception so i've been trying to get them working. Also the DVD was faulty and needed replacing and the sat nav had problems which needed reprogramming

    None of the stuff was fitted by ourselves as it was all done when the car was new and cost around 12k for the VDO multimedia intall, the job done on it was top notch

    Oh and to add the first owner was a lottery winner apparently and had 3 cars kitted out in the same way
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    Jesus, do you actually work on normal cars

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