Model: Aston Martin Vanquish
Colour: Skyfall Silver
Trim: Obsidian Black Leather
Especially created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the marque, the Centenary Vanquish was the first of a series of Aston Martins created for the celebration. The first example was on display for the press at the unveiling of the plaque at Henniker Mews, London, on the actual day marking the 100th anniversary of the formation of Bamford and Martin, 15th January 2013. It subsequently was shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show the following March. One of the most striking feature of the Centenary Edition Vanquish is the use of unique ‘graduated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with inner Meteorite Silver contrast from the front to the back of the car. The unique gradiated paint scheme is achieved by a meticulous process that adds an additional 18 man hours to the painting of the car. The darker inner colour is applied to the panels with a special “mini–jet” spray gun and once applied, the panel is then sanded using a very fine abrasive pad and a fresh coat of lacquer is applied. The panel is then finally sanded and polished to ensure that the line between the light and dark colours is totally smooth to even the lightest touch.
All the Centenary editions receive bespoke sterling silver AM wings badges to a new design featuring additional rays within the wings visible through the transparent enamel. Individually numbered sill plaques of sterling silver with an Aston Martin hallmark are also fitted.
The interior is finished in Deep-soft Obsidian Black Leather, previously only available of the One-77. It is similar to semi-aniline hide but goes through a more labour-intensive and exclusive process and dried naturally compared to normal semi-aniline that is forced dried. This makes the leather much softer and richer in its feel.
Detailed specification of the Centenary Vanquish is as follows:-
20-spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned Wheels
Black Textured Tailpipe
Black Bonnet and Side Strake Meshes
Black Front Grille
Grey Brake Calipers
Unpainted Carbon Fibre Roof Panel
Deep-soft Black Obsidian Leather with silver stitching
Silver thread embroidery of Aston Martin wings in the headrests
Grey Blend Alcantara Headlining
Obsidian Black Carpet and Binding
Pure Black Alcantara Seat Accent and Door Insert
Black One-77 Steering Wheel with Silver Stitch
Carbon Fibre Paddleshift
Carbon Fibre Herringbone facia
Black Hardware Pack
Satin Chrome Rotary Switches
1000W B&O sound system
Customer Presentation Box
Information courtesy of Aston-Martin
The factory specification order accompanies this LHD Swiss delivered car.
This one owner vehicle has been carefully stored in a collection since new and is a must for any Aston Martin Collector.
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