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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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FS: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

2009 Aston Martin Vantage 4.7L V8
$68,500
Tungsten Silver
Black Obsidian w/ white contrast stitching
TRUE 6 SPEED MANUAL, 3 PEDALS!
25,600 miles (still being driven)
Up to date on all service
Zero issues
Seat Belt in Warm Charcoal
Personalized Sill Plaques
Sports Pack (OEM wheels not included)
Memory Seats and Mirrors
High Spec Alarm
Brake Calipers in Red
Piano Black Veneer
Bright Finish Grille
Front & Rear Parking Sensors
HID Headlamp
Aston Martin Premium Audio System
Garage Door Opener + Auto Dim Mirror
RAS RU-52SF Forged 20x9 (front) 20x11 (rear) in graphite
New Michelin PSS tires 245/35 (front) 295/30 (rear)
Full-front Suntek clear vinyl paint protection
Velocity AP Headers
Velocity AP Springs
Velocity AP Sport cats
Velocity AP Sport exhaust
Velocity AP ECU tune
Velocity AP Air filter kit
Velocity AP high performance/dust-free brake pads (<1000 miles on pads)

Car is in excellent condition, no issues, recently professionally services and detailed, ready to roll!

Includes: OEM cats, OEM springs, OEM headers, 2 keys, OEM manual
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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A few recent pics and a video
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Wow... amazing car. Great modifications. If I had the cash, I'd buy it on the spot. Good luck with your sale, I'll be saving this in the dream car category.
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SALE PENDING!!

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Back to the top! Still available as buyer backed out due to family emergency. Never even got to see the car (probably just as well, or the family emergency may have taken a back seat...in another car...because this one is a 2-seater)

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To the top! This car gets sexier every day!
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Damn I want this car, but my Exige isn't quite worth that. GLWS

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Will consider in trade:
-2010+ Lotus Exige S
-2012+ GTR
-2007+ 911 Turbo
-2010+ Rossion Q1
-2015+ C7 Z06
-2014+ Viper T/A

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feel like I look at this sale thread every other week & get an itch...


just a couple years too soon unfortunately. cant believe it hasn't sold yet though

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feel like I look at this sale thread every other week & get an itch...


just a couple years too soon unfortunately. cant believe it hasn't sold yet though
I've had a couple folks check out the car locally and fall in love with it but discover that the Vantage is a much sportier car than they assumed, having not seen or sat in one before. I was surprised too when I first sat in it, but pleasantly in my case. It is a VERY sporty car, not as luxury-focused in size and ride as many might assume. The seats fit snugly, and the interior is focused and tight. Yes there is elbow room between you and your passenger. It doesn't feel cramped between people, like a Lotus or a Noble, but for larger folks the tight fitted design of the seats and ergonomics is apparently unexpected. The ride, even in OEM form, is confident and firm, not Viper firm but more than one might expect when looking at an Aston.

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Damn it looks good!
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Time for a bump! Getting a few tire kickers and during those conversations I'm realizing folks are a bit surprised by the Vantage. Here's some points to consider when thinking about buying these cars:

-Vantages are NOT huge. These are not big luxury cars. They ARE luxurious on the inside, with incredible material quality and surprisingly well built even if they are built by hand. But they are not "roomy". More room than an Exige or a Noble? Yes. It's about on par with a 911 on the inside in terms of elbow room. Not a lot, but not too much. It is cozy and once you're settled, a very nice place to be. The seats DO hug you. It is NOT like being in a Cadillac which, I didn't realize, but many people seem to make that assumption. This is a SPORTS CAR, through and through.

-Vantages don't ride like a boat on a cloud. No, these cars are more aggressive than that! The springs I've added "dial it in" but don't really make it any stiffer than it was OEM. You feel the road in an Aston! The steering is dampened quite a bit, but when it comes to the feel in the seat of your pants it is ALL there. Don't forget, the driver's seat is not much more forward of the rear axle than what you see in a Viper. It's a great position, with lots of visibility, and comfortable, but you do feel quite a bit of the ride. It's not harsh, or jarring. But if you walk up expecting a Mercedes or a Cadillac cloud-like ride quality you will be surprised to find a chassis that sometimes feels like it would be quite at home on a track. I've never tracked mine, but some Aston owners do, and seem to enjoy it.
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That my friend is one bad ride!
Looks fantastic,sounds glorious,super rare and a real exotic.
This is going to make someone very very happy...
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As it's not stock, you should post a dyno plot. Anyone serious about purchasing this would want to know the output. Very nice looking car. GLWS.

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As it's not stock, you should post a dyno plot. Anyone serious about purchasing this would want to know the output. Very nice looking car. GLWS.

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If the next owner is interested they can take that risk (I wouldn't trust any of my local dyno shops with this car). But beyond being curious there isn't much point. I wouldn't be interested in buying custom tuning hardware or bothering to tune the fuel and spark maps beyond what VAP's reflash provides. It is a great, stable tune and more than enough punch for me.

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Price drop: $65,500
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Still available! Brand new twin disc clutch and lightweight flywheel JUST installed. HUGE upgrade over stock, on TOP of what was already installed.

Price lowered $59,500
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It must sound beyond wicked with all that VAP stuff.

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It must sound beyond wicked with all that VAP stuff.
Indeed. Very dual personality. Can be a very quiet, smooth car. Sneaking around. But get on it and omg....total beast. Very well designed system. I'm glad I stuck with VelocityAP parts throughout.

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Still for sale?

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