The 58 left hand drive examples were all exported, principally to the USA. Of these cars, 47 had automatic transmission and only 11 had the 5 speed manual transmission. Some of these cars will have had their engines uprated to full Vantage specification and also, it is possible to have the rubber bumpers changed to chrome – although this is quite costly as it needs some extensive modifications to front and rear coachwork. The cars are a very rare site in the UK and Europe.
Although this car has European chrome bumpers, it can be seen that this car also has a flat bonnet indicating the non-Vantage tuned 585EFI engine. Although it impossible to be sure, this car could have been subsequently exported to Switzerland or Japan.
Photograph above courtesy of Aston Martin Lagonda