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Old 10-06-2018, 03:26 PM
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Another new V8 Vantage owner

After owning several Jaguar and Lotus cars over the years, I finally succumbed to the lure of Aston Martin. I decided to search for a low mileage (under 15K miles) V8 Vantage S. My only other requirement was color (Cobalt Blue). I finally found one in Florida and had it shipped to Southern California last month. I wish I could have driven it home (like others on this forum) but I didnít have the time. I realize that this car isnít as unique an Aston as others but itís special to me. I even like the SSII shifter. Anyways, Iím looking forward to contributing to this forum.
 
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Welcome. I'm a current Lotus and Aston owner. They're too different for one to replace the other. You're going to have to post some pictures.
 
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Pictures or it didn't happen!!!!
 
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Cobalt blue is unique and a brilliant color for a Vantage! Need a SoCal background in the picture too.
 
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Congrats! Great color choice. Post some pics of your new ride when you have time.
 
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Here’s a photo of the car near Channel Islands Harbor. Sorry it took so long to post but I’m having issues resizing photos on my iPhone https://www.6speedonline.com/ed2d76a...2-ec6ed7f3d930
 

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Congratulations and welcome. This is a great forum with a lot of helpful information. Iím on my third Aston. You are really going to enjoy your new toy.
 
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Let's try this again. Here are photos of the car near Channel Islands Harbor.



 
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Absolutely beautiful!
 
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Welcome aboard and congrats!!! Beautiful car and I love that color!!!
 
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Congratulations and welcome. That’s a cool color. I almost bought a colbalt blue when I was looking but the service history wasn’t right for me. What color is the interior...pics?
 
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Nice car. Stick around and we'll get you sorted on your personalization. For starters, might I suggest you go to Redpants and take a look at the replacement reflectors that are available. So far, with the front markers, you've got three different colors going on there. Rich can get you sorted.
 
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Iíve already replaced the front markers with black ledís and would like to get matching (black) side repeater lights but Redpants is out of stock on its custom lights. I replaced the carís battery (since it wasnít holding a consistent charge) with a small Braille battery and mount from Redpants. Rich is providing a great service to Aston owners.
 
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Iíve already replaced the front markers with black ledís and would like to get matching (black) side repeater lights but Redpants is out of stock on its custom lights. I replaced the carís battery (since it wasnít holding a consistent charge) with a small Braille battery and mount from Redpants. Rich is providing a great service to Aston owners.
Ok, understood. Quite a few of us started off with those front led markers. The problem though is uniformity. With Rich's kit everything ties in nicely. I eventually replaced my LED's with Rich's kit, and I'm quite pleased with the overall results.

 
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Over the last few weeks, I was only able to find a small number of Cobalt blue Vantages for sale. Iíve seen a few Cobalt Blue examples with Tan or Truffle interiors but none for sale at this time. All of the rest have black obsidian interiors (like mine).
 

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