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Seven Ultra Rare Aston Martins We Wish We Could Own
30 May 2019
Every car fan has their “dream garage” of cars they wish they could own.
While this is usually pure fantasy, it’s still fun to debate with friends and colleagues, even if the chances of ever owning the cars are slim.
So with that in mind, Millbank's Automotive recruitment team have come up with our own dream garage. We filled it with the seven rarest Aston Martin special editions ever made.
It’s our dream garage, so why not?
DB5 Continuation “Goldfinger” Edition
James Bond is synonymous with Aston Martin, so it’s no surprise that there are a few 007 inspired cars on this list.
When it comes to the absolute coolest collector editions, it’s hard to argue that any other car in the world can top this DB5.
Not only is it a DB5, which was made an icon in 1964’s “Goldfinger”, but it also features lovingly recreated gadgets that would make Q proud: simulated machine guns, oil slick and smoke screen, bulletproof shield, spinning number plates and even an ejector seat button (ejector seat thankfully absent).
It might be the world’s biggest and best toy car.
Quantity made: 25
Cost: £3.3 million
Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition
As the quintessential British luxury car brand, it only made sense for Aston Martin to collaborate with the Royal Air Force on this special edition.
The Red Arrows, the RAF’s display team, lent their planes’ iconic identity to ten special edition Vanquish S models to represent the ten Red Arrows Hawk T1 jets.
Aston Martin held a raffle for the last Vanquish S Special Edition, Red 10, in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. The lucky winner was Mr Humphrey Bradley, who has since brought the car along to events to help raise even more money for the charity.
Quantity made: 10
DBS Superleggera “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” Edition
To mark 50 years since the release of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, Aston Martin created a special edition of their flagship grand tourer, the Superleggera, in honour of its namesake DBS as featured in the classic Bond movie.
The most striking feature of this elegant car is its wheels, which are a nod to the classic design used in the original DBS driven by George Lazenby in his only appearance as 007.
Quantity made: 50
V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 Edition
Another special edition inspired by the RAF, this Vantage was specially commissioned to mark 80 years since the Spitfire first took to the skies.
It’s hard to deny that the Vantage looks stunning in Spitfire dark green, and the details of the interior make this car truly special for fans of the legendary British WWII fighter.
Quantity made: 8
While most of the cars on this list are modifications and special editions, the DB10 stands out as an entirely unique model designed for one customer – You guessed it, James Bond.
The DB10 was made specifically to be driven by Daniel Craig’s Bond in “Spectre” and is said to be based on the latest V8 Vantage, although much of its styling is totally unique.
Quantity made: 10
Cost: N/A – Sold at auction for £2.4 million
Here’s one that really stands out as unique. Built to mark the centenary of Aston Martin, the CC100 Speedster concept is based on the 1950s DBR1 but with a modern design twist and speed to match.
As far as Aston Martins go, they don’t get much rarer than the CC100 Speedster (although in fairness it is just a concept).
Quantity made: 2
Vulcan Avro Bomber Edition
Inspired by the sleek bomber plane of the same name, the Vulcan hypercar is powered by a naturally aspirated V12. Only 24 were made, with just one of those being made street legal with the help of RML Group with full support from Aston Martin.
Now, the one road-legal Vulcan has a new mission: To complete the famous Gumball 3000 rally in Greece with supercar vlogger Mr JWW behind the wheel. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s been given an Avro Vulcan Bomber inspired camouflage wrap.
It looks incredible and is set to drive the 3,000 miles from Mykonos to Ibiza from 7 th June.
Quantity made: 1
Cost: £1.8 million (before street legal modifications)