The engine of the AM Vantage is virtually identical to that of a DB5 in /SVC Vantage tune. All but the last two examples built had triple Weber carburettors and thus makes all the right noises! The final two cars were built left hand drive for export and were fitted with triple SU carburettors. Production of the car lasted for a little over a year with only 70 examples having been built, 68 with right hand drive.
What makes the AM Vantage such a great buy is that they usually sell for about a sixth the price of a DB5. Despite their rarity, the AM Vantage continues to be an excellent choice for a first time classic Aston Martin owner on a limited budget.
Above is the AM Vantage purchased by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust in early 2014. This particular car is the 2nd chassis built, number AM/6002/RA, originally painted Cricket White and used in press photographs to promote the new model.
Recognition of the AM Vantage is simple – look for the twin headlamp front together with traditional wire wheels; the last Aston Martin so to be fitted.