Welcome to Bamford Rose and another question of the week. This week it’s our 100th question of the week and we’re gonna run a special. This is going to be a review of the modern era Aston range and a price guide. We’ll look at the entry point and we’ll look at the upper limit and we’ll split it into categories of Vantage Chassis. So, 4.3 4.7 leading into V12 vantage. DB9 450 horsepower all the way up to DB9GT. DBS Virage leading into Vanquish and then niche cars that have a category of their own. Which will repeat Classic Vanquish, DB11 and finishing up with Merck Vantage. We’re going to run this as question of the week 150 and 250 and so on. And we can have a good historical market watch analysis of prices and we’ll start to put them on graphs and see where they’re going.
Before we get into that I just want to thank every one of our subscribers that have been here on our journey to this point. And I hope you enjoyed the Aston content that we put out. So, without any further ado let’s get into the price guide. So, on all the models that I state a minimum and maximum price on, obviously there are going to be some differences to that. Maybe there’s a car that’s got super high mileage or it’s been a little bit of a knock and hasn’t been repaired and they’re going to be going for cheaper money than what I show here. And the inverse of that, maybe they’ve got absolutely no mileage on them whatsoever and they’ve just been in time warp condition. And someone quite rightly is asking for more money than the market normal.
So, these price brackets that I state here are what I consider to be market normal cars without any of those extremes. So, let’s start with the favorite V8 Vantage from 2005. Obviously, the 4.3 ran until approximately 2008, they’re going to be some late registered cars there. And like this one now 15 years old obviously it’s going to be occurring mileage and 50 60,000 is about normal. Obviously, this is your bottom end of the market, this is your entry point, so the mileage is going to be high. And something like 25, 26K represents the starting point, in 2021 for your 4.3 V8 Vantage. The upper end of a 4.3 V8 Vantage is always going to be capped by what the starting price of a 4.7 V8 Vantage is going for.
As you can see, this is a cracking looking car and, in the advert, it even shows the invoice that we gave for the upgrades. So, something like 42, 43,000 seems to be the current upper end of a 4.3 V8 Vantage. Now those are for the really really nice cars, low mileage. I’ve put the start point of a 4.7 about 37,000 pounds. But that is because maybe the mileage is high, the paint’s a bit tired. And if you are going to invest 42,000 pounds in your 4.3, you really need to make sure that the 4.7 you’re overlooking is really worth the premium for that 4.3. But here we’ve got a nice looking 4.7, which starts off the entry point of a 4.7 VA Vantage about 37 000 pounds.
Now the 4.7 V8 Vantage with the six speed ASM gearboxes ran all the way to 2015-16. There was a crossover point there were some of the cars were AMR M430 vantage S. You’ve got to be careful that if you were buying a car on age and you thought it would have been a 7-speed, just check that you’re not buying the base 6-speed model. So, we started 4.7 V8 Vantage prices off at 37K. And I think they run all the way to about 65K, 66K as you can see from this 2015 car here. Next, we have V8 Vantage S which came into the market at 2011. One of my favorite cars that seven-speed gearbox is a fantastic evolution of the paddle shift system. And I think as we can see here with this 2011 V8 Vantage S advertised at 44, then 44 seems to be about the entry point.
That will run up all the way until about 2017 and you’ve got your seven speed V8 Vantage S great looking red car here about 67K. So, V8 Vantage S 44 to 67K and again you have to be really careful here, because we pictured the red Vantage S at 67k with its seven-speed gearbox. And that earlier silver car the 2015 4.7 is going to be the six-speed gearbox. This has caught a few people out and they’ve ended up purchasing a car different to what they thought it should have been. We now start to get into the runouts of the V8 Vantage and we’ve got what is becoming increasingly rare, an N430, absolutely cracking car, 2014 2015. You can’t find too many of these for sale. I show one here at 55 000 pounds and I think 55 to 65 is about the price bracket for these cars.
That black N430 doesn’t have the accents, the lipstick around the grill or the a-pillar paint, which some people prefer. But here’s another M430 that I showed that does have the original lipstick and paint cracking color in the flesh, the Aston green with the yellow. And these cars at 62.5. so, as I said 55 to 65 probably correctly windows the N430. Next run out special edition was the AMR car and we featured a couple of these that we’ve modified and they’re absolutely glorious V8. Obviously, their rarity is going to command a premium and I think that an AMR car is going to start at 80 and depending on mileage and condition run to whatever the seller thinks that they’re going to get for it.
Now we come on to the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, which started with the six-speed gearbox on sale from 2009. These prices are ever changing in the marketplace. Sometimes there’s quite a few cars for sale and they struggle to sell 60, 65. And like now, there’s very few cars for sale on the marketplace and the price is noticeably higher. Looking at the few that are for sale, then I think something like 65 to 95 windows, the six-speed V12 Vantage. We show this one here going for 63,000 pounds on a private sale. And then from the franchise we’ve got one at the upper end.
One of the last ones they made in 2013 at 95,000 pounds. And then finally for the Vantage Chassis range, we’ve got the cracking V12 Vantage S. Now what’s not to like about this car, you’ve got the awesome six-liter V12 engine with the much evolved and improved and cracking seven speed pedal shifts. 70 to 75K seems to be the entry point for these cars. The red accents on this black car won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s a more classic and understated model. Going at the upper end of the price bracket which I think is around about 110K. Really interesting and we’ll see this in the comparison tables that we show later how that V12 vantage S is faring versus the Merck Vantage. They are retaining their prices very well indeed.
There are some special V12 Vantages that run to about 140K, but because those aren’t mainstream, I’ve not included them in this analysis. So, next we move on to the DB9 which came out in 2004. Now more so than V8s there are a lot more distressed DB9’s on the market, so discounted cars. They’re clearly distressed and the owners know this and they’re going for cheaper prices. And started my entry point at what appears to be a good solid foundation. So, I’d say 25K was the entry point for your DB9. I picture one here, that’s up at 28K. That’s got average miles on and looks in super good condition. Now much like the 4.7 V8 capping the price of a 4.3, you’re going to have the 470 BHP engine DB9 evolution capping the price of 450’s.
Here’s one I’ve found at 39K. so, I’m going to say that the starting point for a 470 BHP is 38.39. And a 450 BHP DB9 is going to run from 25 to 38. So, you got a glass key instead of the conventional key, a little bit of an evolution to the center console. And you’ve got a 470 BHP motor as opposed to the 450 which really does make a difference. The Trans Cal is much sharper as well. So, the way the 470 BBHP car drives is significantly more evolved than the 450. And again the 470 BHP car is going to be capped by the start price AFA DB 9.2 the 2013 DB9 car. And that’s really easy to distinguish because that’s got carbon ceramic brakes. So, I picture a carbon ceramic brake DB 9.2 here starting at 52. Which means that your 470 BHP DB9 car is going to run from approximately 38 to 52.
Worth talking about the DB 9.2, because it is a cracking car. You’ve got carbon ceramic brakes, electronic adaptive suspension. The styling has been modified from the original DB9 but hasn’t gone too extreme, still looks classic and still looks understated. DB 9.2 all the way up to DB9 GT are fantastic cars and definitely worth hunting out. If you can’t quite afford to get into the seat of a DB 9.2 yet, then you know, consider saving your pennies and waiting a little bit longer in the long run. It will be worth it. That DB 9.2 has a 510 BHP engine fitted, so the DB9 evolved 450, 470 to 510. But that 510 engine is exactly the same as what’s in Vanquish at 545. So, it’s very very easy to remap that car from 510 to 545. Another reason why waiting for DB 9.2 is worth it.
There’s quite a few of these in the marketplace, so I picture one at franchise dealer 452 and there’s another here at 55. Privately the DB 9.2 at the upper hand seems to run to about 75 and probably about 80K is the top end of that bracket and a picture one here from franchise dealer. So, DB 9.2 seems to be capped at 80 and that’s because the DB9 GT is going to be limiting what a DB9 price runs to. So, I found a private sale DB9 GT, 2016 Reg car going for 75. So, DB 9.2 55 to 80K, DB 9 GT 75 and they’ll run all the way to about 140K. Which is where your bond cars start to come in.
Next, we come on to the DBS Virage and Vanquish group of cars. The 2008 DBS is a really difficult car to categorize in terms of value. The manuals are really sought after. The convertible manuals are super rare and really sought after. So, pricing on DBs is going to fluctuate lots. Also, really difficult to categorize in price because arguably it’s more desirable than a Vanquish. So, the replacement model unlike other cars isn’t capping the DBS price. And although the Virage is an absolutely cracking car, it was a stop the gap car between DBs and vanquish. Although the mechanical spec of the Virage is just as good as the DBS. Its market value is seen not as desirable as a DBS which makes it a really good buy because the Virage is the thinking man’s DBS.
Here I picture a DBS pretty much at the upper end of the money about 100K for an auto. Probably a manual will run to about 100K. I’d probably say the starting point for an auto DBS is something like 70 starting points for a manual something like 80. So, the Virage came out to replace DBS in 2011 and RAN till 12. I think 55 to 70K references their start point and the upper point. Got 2012 Virage here for 56. With 52 000 miles private sale and at the upper end, we’ve got one with 17,000 miles at 70,000 pounds. Which leads us on to the 2012 six-speed Aston Martin Vanquish. six-speed evolved to eight speed in 2014, meaning that the six speeds are going to be capped by the eight-speed price.
Here I show a 2012 six-speed up at 77. I think the six speeds will run until about 90 for a real low mileage example. Maybe a higher mileage eight speed example, it’s going to start about 82 to 85. And that’s going to probably run until about 125 until the Vanquish S caps the price of the eight speed. Supercars the Vanquish S and they probably start about 115 and probably run to about 145.
Now we enter the categories of the more niche cars and we’ll start with Repeat. Repeat came out in 2010 and ran until 2013. Those cars were made in Austria and had 450 BHP. I think the starting point for a 2010 repeat is about 40. Maybe you can pick one up in your late 30s if it’s got some higher mileage on and that will run to about 50,000 pounds. That 450 BHP Repeat is always going to be capped by the Repeat S. Which came out in 2013 and they seem to be trading for about 55 running until about 90.
Next niche model is your Classic Aston Martin Vanquish. The Aston Martin Vanquish came out in 2001 and ran in non-S spec until the S came out in 2005 which finished in 2007. Non-S’s seem to start trading at 50. Obviously, a non-S is going to be capped by the starting price of an S. And I think that threshold of the starting point for an S is about 80K. About five years ago the threshold used to be about 120K. In recent times for whatever reason, the market has dipped a bit and Vanquish prices have not recovered anywhere close to what they were like pre-dip.
Now we’re coming on to the second century cars and we have the DB11. So, firstly we have the 2016 DB11, which was launched with the V12 engine before the Merc engine got put in. And you can often find quite a few of these director specials. If you don’t remember, then the first thousand cars were apparently personally signed off by the then direct. How true that is I don’t know, but if you take a thousand cars take the time in which it takes to inspect one car times that by a thousand. Then you know his family probably didn’t see him for years as he was inspecting those cars. The launch edition DB11 S came out at 200K. We’re now five years on and they’re languishing down at 80K. That’s 120K that’s just disappeared into smoke.
So, the answer to that is if you think you want your brand-new Aston Martin GT Cruiser, don’t buy it today to save your money. Wait five years and for 110K, you could outright own the very best V12 Vantage S7 speed that money can buy. So, DB11 V12 starting at 80K and then on very low mileage examples, you can probably see the run out of the 5.2 Turbo going all the way up to about 125K. Many reviews in the media stated that the V8 Mark engine drove better than the V12. And the V8 Merc prices are always going to keep a cap on the V12. Starting price for a Merc V8 DB11 seems to be around the 95K mark. Which will run to a nearly new car all the way up to about 150K.
The Merc engined V8 Vantage came out in 2018. Nowadays there’s lots of these for sale. The finance agreements in which they were bought under in 2018, now in 21 have matured and people have offloaded the cars. That means there’s lots for sale. 85 seems to be the starting point today, but that’s for a well-used car, maybe the mileage is a bit higher. And 100 to 115K seems to be about the norm, and they’ll run all the way up to nearly new cars up to 140K.
That just leaves us finally with the DBS super Leggera. That car came out in 2018 and depending on toys it was roughly 250K. 167K seems to be the starting point and here I find a one owner very low mileage example trading at that price. Two years of 80K depreciation, obviously DBS SuperLeggera is a current car and something like 165 167 to about 255 ranges the DBS super Leggera market. In future question of the week specials. we will repeat this activity and we’ll build on the graphs that we’re going to show now. Here is the graph for 4.3, 4.7, V8 Vantage S M430 AMR six speed V12 Vantage and 7 speed V12 Vantage S. 2005 DB9 leading into DB 9.2 2013 and leading into DB9 GT. 2008 DBs leading into Virage and leading into Vanquish.
Now moving on to the niche cars, here’s the Repeat Classic Vanquish DB11 Merck V8 Vantage and here’s DBs Super Leggera. I really look forward to reviewing this question of the week 150. And we can really chart in this series of where Aston’s prices are going. Hope you like that question of the week. If you haven’t done so already, it really helps us if you can subscribe to our channel. Click a like and a comment and we’ll see you on the next question of the week.