The official Aston Martin website calls the 2001-2007 Vanquish/Vanquish S series, “a car beloved by modern day enthusiasts and also heritage collectors alike.” Originating with a 1998 Ian Callum concept design, the sleek 2001 Vanquish introduced Aston Martin’s all-alloy V12—the first of its configuration for the marque. The Vanquish series brought “huge developments in engineering and design,” many of which are still evident in current Aston Martins. These advances were achieved without diminishing the marque’s traditions of hand-finished craftsmanship and exceptional performance—traits which have pleased the most demanding and perceptive of automotive aficionados for more than a century. With Vanquish S power upgrades, the V12 engine put Aston Martin into the ultra-exclusive 200mph+ supercar club. A featured role in the 2002 James Bond franchise film, “Die Another Day,” very successfully connected the Vanquish to another globally prominent aspect of the Aston Martin marque legacy. During its 2013 centenary, Aston Martin resurrected the Vanquish series name for a new flagship line of twelve-cylinder “super grand tourers.” With those cars, the firm acknowledged the contribution the highly regarded 2001-2007 Vanquish = cars made to the marque heritage. This wonderful example we have on offer today was sold new to a Monegasque client. It passed to its second owner in 2010 where it has remained within his substantial collection. Always serviced by Aston Martin this must be one of the best examples we have seen, having covered a mere 53,000 km. Interested parties should note that this example is fitted with the rare 2+2 seats- which makes it eminently more usable. Steeped in the finest traditions of hand-built craftsmanship, even as it demonstrates 21st Century sports car performance and handling most rewardingly, the 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S is a wonderfully capable and immensely grand expression of the bespoke British sports car.