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Dave Mustaine’s Aston Martin Vanquish S Will Get You Rolling Like a Rock Star

Celebrity cars can sometimes be a little too much for the regular Joe or Jane because celebrities have rather outlandish tastes in everything. But this one is perfect for the guy or gal looking for something cool, powerful, comfortable, and “sexy.”
This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby" 15 photos
This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"This 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S used to be Dave Mustaine's daily driver, his beloved "baby"
That’s exactly how rock icon Dave Mustaine, of the early Metallica and Megadeth fame, described his “baby” and daily driver, a 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S, back in 2014. The car is now for sale on Bring A Trailer and, believe it or not, it looks as good as new.

Build for the Megadeth rocker, the first-gen Vanquish S comes with a plaque to certify it, though no accompanying documentation. However, the same plaque is shown in this older interview with Mustaine, and the chances of Aston Martin putting a second such plaque in a car that was not for the rocker seems ridiculous. So, it’s safe to say this is his.

In the same interview, the rocker rated it a 10 out of 10, saying, “I like the fact that I've got James Bond's car and he doesn't have my guitars, to be cheeky. But honestly, I think it's a really sexy car, it's got a lot of muscle, it's really sleek, the interior is really comfortable.”

These are qualities that could appeal to buyers if the celebrity association doesn’t. These, and the fact that, after so many years, the Vanquish remains in excellent, as-new condition—albeit showing 23,000 miles (37,014 km). The only exceptions are the replaced rear sway bars and separated leather on the dashboard from exposure to the sun.

The Vanquish comes with a silver exterior and contrasting black leather interior, special badging and S-specific features, HID headlamps, fog lights and twin exhaust outlets, and 19-inch multi-spoke wheels clad in Michelin Pilot Sport rubber. Power comes from a V12 engine that produces 520 hp and is paired to an electrohydraulically-controlled Tremec six-speed gearbox.

With two more days to go into the auction, bidding sits at $65,000 as of the time of press.



Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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