Market Watch: Aston Martin V8 Vantage hits the brakes

The last of the fully handbuilt Astons has started to lose value after experiencing spectacular growth on the back of the last boom.

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It makes sense that one of the newest Astons to ride the wave of price growth seen by the Newport-Pagnell-built cars is one of the first to slip from its peak.

The Vantage version of the Nineties V8 models – based on the John Heffernan/Ken Greenley-styled Virage – has dropped 4% since our last update, bringing good examples down to £125k, led by faultless cars at £185k and the best at £240k.

Although that puts it in our top ten fallers charted in the latest issue, there’s really no cause for panic if you’ve had your Vantage for five years or more – even these recently corrected prices represent 164% growth since those innocent times.

Price Guide Movers is part of 16 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test and the Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.