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
All this for a 'just' £120,950 - the standard Vantage coupe could be bought for £95,000 - admittedly without any extras what-so-ever.
- 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 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.