Bonhams : The following Lot is sold in aid of charities providing relief following the earthquake and…

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Aston Martin Rapide

The following Lot is sold in aid of charities relief following the earthquake and in Japan, Property of Dr Ulrich CEO, Aston Martin Ltd

2009 Aston Martin Sports Saloon

Registration no. ATV

Chassis no. F00039


on the one hand the Rapide plays the of supremely refined, smooth-riding car as well as anything in the class if in its standard set-up. Press the button, however, alongside button that stiffens the dramatically, and the Rapide suddenly a quite different kind of car – one feels very close to a sporting GT. The most elegant sports car in the world?

You bet it is, and then some.’ – Autocar

First shown as the Rapide at the Detroit Auto Show in the Aston Martin Rapide was from the outset to be ‘the most beautiful four-door car.’ Built upon the acclaimed VH extruded aluminium the V12-powered Rapide was greeted universal acclaim by the world’s (and design) media. and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire, and at the Aston Martin Rapide in Austria, the Rapide not only the original aesthetic intentions but is a thoroughbred performance car, dynamic abilities honed on the Nürburgring in Germany (where a Rapide has successfully competed in the 24-hour race).

With 470bhp developed by its Aston Martin 6-litre V12 and delivered through the rear courtesy of the Touchtronic II automatic the Rapide delivers remarkable Inside, four adults can be in luxurious comfort, with a cabin that emphasises the ahead without forgetting the and conveniences close at hand.

This particular car, drive chassis number was built in late 2009 for the use of Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston CEO since 2000. This specified car is finished in Concours Paint, with an Obsidian leather interior stitched in Grey, and black carpets. The is trimmed in walnut veneer.

The car has heated and cooled front and seats, an integrated garage opener and the rear seat pack with twin-screen DVD and infrared headphones.

Since production began in the Rapide has won numerous awards for its quality and dynamic ability. particular car has impeccable modern Martin provenance and will be with unique sill signed by Dr Bez, to commemorate its for this worthy cause. It has maintained by the factory and currently has than 13,000 miles on the odometer.

The car comes with book and all manuals, Swansea V5C and the balance of the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

Dr Ulrich Bez said: ‘Nobody have failed to be moved by the events in Japan and we at Aston are no exception. After many presence in the market, and closer being forged with the automotive business in recent we have many friends in the and we wanted to do something to help. The Aston Martin auction like the perfect platform to to action the extended Aston family to support this So we have decided to auction my own Martin Rapide which I will encourage the raising of a amount to help make a

All proceeds from the sale of the will be distributed to charities relief following the earthquake and in Japan. In support, Bonhams has kindly agreed to donate buyer’s premium for this Lot.

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car is used by Dr. Bez in his role as CEO of Aston Lagonda Ltd and is his company car.

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