A special set of Aston racers up for sale
Aston Martin is offering a unique, one-off set of ‘historic’ race cars based on the old Vantage.
Called the ‘Vantage Legacy Collection’, AM says it commemorates one of the firm’s most successful racing periods as well as one of the company’s most successful racing cars.
The set includes a GT4, a V12 GT3 and a GTE. All three cars sit on a new chassis (clearly there were a few spares lying around the factory that needed to be moved on), and are said to be ready-to-race. Likely, the eventual buyer will wheel them straight into some underground bunker with the rest of their collection. All three cars wear an identical livery in sterling green with yellow trim lines.
The Vantage GT4 debuted in 2009 and Aston made 107 of them over nine years. The car in the collection is the 108th and final car to be made.
The V12 Vantage GT3 debuted in 2012 and 46 cars were made. The V8 Vantage GTE also debuted that year and was used by Aston Martin’s works team for its return to production-based racing. Only six V8 Vantage GTEs were built, with the car’s last outing in the GTE Am class at Le Mans in 2018. During this time, it became the most successful car in the FIA World Endurance Championship, winning seven titles and two Le Mans class victories, says Aston Martin. The GTE in this collection is the seventh and final car to be made, chassis number 007.
President of Aston Martin Racing, David King said: “For a collector, this trio of Aston Martin Racing Vantages represents the ultimate tribute to a halcyon period for the brand in international sportscar racing. While Aston Martin has since gone on to record world championship titles with the current generation turbo-charged V8 Vantage, the foundations laid by the huge success of the original car won it admirers the around the globe and led to it becoming a firm favourite with racing fans. The Legacy collection is a beautiful sign-off for this wonderful car.”
No doubt the collection will have a wonderful price tag to match.