The name Vantage has been used by Aston Martin on a number of vehicles, usually indicating a higher performance version of a model. However, Aston Martin named the car they produced in 1972 and 1973 the Aston Martin Vantage, period. This time, the Vantage was its own model. The next Aston Martin model to use the name was the 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The design of the Aston Martin Vantage includes a DB6-like grille and a unique 2-headlight front clip. The engine was a straight-6 powered version of the DBS (which was powered by a V8 engine at this time). The 1972 Vantage was the last Aston Martin model to come with wire wheels, and the last straight-6 Aston Martin until the DB7 in 1993. Only 71 examples of the Aston Martin Vantage were made between 1972 and 1973.
The Aston Martin Vantage is a very special vehicle, which benefited from all the mechanical and cosmetic improvements made during the five years of production of the DBS. For example, the Vantage uses the later ’dog leg’ ZF five speed gearbox that was installed on the DBS V8. Although the DBS was available at the time with a V8 engine, the demand for the 6-cylinder was still there through 1973. As the Vantage was the last Aston Martin car with this engine, it is now a highly sought-after classic.
Should you be interested in this very special model, please don’t hesitate to give a call to the specialists at The Beverly Hills Car Club. Their team of experts is able to give you valuable tips on how to purchase an Aston Martin Vantage successfully. They will help you identify the perfect example, do a pre-purchase inspection and help you throughout the ownership experience with helpful advice and great customer service. Browse the online inventory now to view the examples in stock at this Los Angeles Classic Car dealership. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Connect with their team today to discuss your particular wants and needs. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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