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Aston Martin Classic Vanquish / Classic Vanquish S Service and MOT

Of all the cars we at Bamford Rose focus on, the Classic Vanquish is the most specialist and demanding for maintenance (and a personal favourite of one of our founders!). The classic Vanquish is much closer in its demands to the bespoke Aston Martins of the past and unlike the VH platform cars of today, the classic Vanquish does not suit simplistic servicing at all.

Over the years we have developed a formidable reputation for our expertise on the Vanquish, a car unique in regards the specialist skills required to maintain it. Indeed so unique, that the franchised dealer network typically no longer has the depth of knowledge to look after the model. Their high turnover of staff, the lack of specialist training and the lack of experience working upon classic Vanquish all mean they struggle to look after the car.

At Bamford Rose, we aim to be the centre of expertise on Vanquish. Over the years we have developed a rigorous process, treating every area of the car as if it is a potential area for attention. Our very extensive checklist list focuses on known trouble spots and extra opportunities for preventative maintenance – that can significantly mitigate future big bills. All done whilst remaining competitive with franchised rates. Typically a minor service will cost £750 (inclusive of VAT) and a major service £1,100 (inclusive of VAT).

Leveraging our engineering credentials the Bamford Rose approach to servicing is based pragmatically on analysing the car itself. Our approach takes into account three major factors: i) The mileage your vehicle has done – in total and since the last service, ii) What consumables were changed at last service and iii) Your vehicle’s intended usage for the coming year. Thus our servicing is tailored to each customer and their Vanquish.

Finally, over the years, Bamford Rose has also developed several careful evolutions of the car to tackle known weak spots including sub-frame maintenance (detailed below) and transmission performance and reliability (detailed in Vanquish road car upgrades).

Classic Vanquish Fixed Service menu

Year Miles Description Cost (inc VAT)
1 10k Minor Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters and brake fluid
Price on application
2 20k Minor Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters, pollen filters, brake fluid, wiper blades
Price on application
3 30k Minor Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters, brake fluid and transmission oil
Price on application
4 40k Major Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters, pollen filters, brake fluid, wiper blades, aircon gas check and key fob battery renewal
Price on application
5 50k Minor Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters and brake fluid, antifreeze renewal
Price on application
6 60k Major Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters, pollen filters, brake fluid, wiper blades and transmission oil
Price on application
7 70k Minor Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters and brake fluid (Review of spark plug health and oil breather circuit condition)
Price on application
8 80k Major Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters, pollen filters, brake fluid, wiper blades, aircon gas check and key fob battery renewal
Price on application
9 90k Minor Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters, brake fluid and transmission oil
Price on application
10 100k Minor Service
Oil and oil filter, air filters and brake fluid, antifreeze renewal
Price on application

Both the front and rear tubular steel sub-frames fitted to the Vanquish were inadequately protected against corrosion from the factory. As time has gone on this inadequate protection has been compromised resulting in corrosion. The corrosion weakens the vital, structural mounting points, for engine and suspension systems, that the subframes should provide.

This is not a trivial repair. The franchised dealer approach is to purchase new (similarly compromised) subframes and fit. This is a very expensive job – for example, the front frame from the factory is c£5500 + VAT (with additional fitting costs of approximately £3000 + VAT) ie around £10,000 for one subframe in total.

The Bamford Rose approach is very different. We refurbish and improve. The existing subframe is removed and installed upon a bespoke Bamford Rose jig. The subframe is then carefully inspected and the corroded sections removed. The replacement sections are fabricated on-site using Bamford Rose’s own pre-made templates. The now structurally restored subframe is then shot blasted, zinc coated and finished with a durable powder coat finish. The subframe is then reinstalled for a result which will last the lifetime of the car. The franchised dealer solution of a new frame just repeats an identical problem further down the line.

No matter what the level of corrosion in your subframes we are confident we can resolve the issue for less than half of dealer price.

Vanquish Subframe Before

Vanquish Subframe After

Vanquish Sub Frame Issues

Classic Vanquish Electrical Care

Introducing Bamford Rose Service

Car Collection

Don’t live near Bamford Rose? No problem! We can offer a collect and return service for your car within the UK, and further afield, so you can always access Bamford Rose' expertise wherever you are.

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Our transportation service is available for £1.40 per mile inc VAT. To work out mileage, click below and enter your starting point to get directions to Bamford Rose.


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If you’re based overseas then Bamford Rose also offers a fly-and-fit service for our upgrades. Just provide a suitable location, with access to a ramp, and we can upgrade your car where ever you are.

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+44 (0) 1608 663514

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