For the Price of a New Supra, You Could Get an Aston Martin

By Colin Wood
May 10, 2021 | Aston Martin, Vantage, Buyer's Guide

A quick internet search of new sports cars costing around $50,000 yields pretty much what you would expect: Supras, Mustangs, Chargers and the like.

But do you know what else you could get for that same amount of money? A genuine Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Hagerty currently values a V8 Vantage in No. 2 condition at $45,700, though we were able to find a few examples selling for less than $40,000–and that's considering that when new, the V8 Vantage would have set you back north of $125,000. Also, did we mention that the Vantage could be had with a manual transmission?

Check out our buyer’s guide for the 2005-2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage over on Classic Motorsports, and let us know what you would rather have if you had the option.

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BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/7/21 10:47 a.m.

This place enables. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/7/21 11:31 a.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

Grassroots Enablersports
We are your personal source of peer pressure for the sports car world

Appleseed MegaDork
5/7/21 11:38 a.m.

Or for the same price, be able to afford half of a fully restored 69 R/T Charger. (sigh)

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/7/21 2:38 p.m.

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mr2s2000elise UltraDork
5/7/21 2:45 p.m.

Damn can't even get away from tavarish on here 

alfadriver MegaDork
5/7/21 3:12 p.m.

Is there a similar look at the v12 DB7?

z31maniac MegaDork
5/7/21 3:14 p.m.

Hnnnnng. I love Aston's. If I ever won the lottery (I'd have to buy a ticket first), an Aston would be the first thing I'd buy over anything else. 

Although if the 135i broke my heart through my wallet, I'd hate to think what a 15-year old Aston would do to it.

Appleseed MegaDork
5/7/21 3:33 p.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

Consume it whole.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/7/21 3:41 p.m.

1. New Supras are expensive. 

2. I know a guy who actually bought a DB5 back in the 1970s for $6,000. He later traded it for a Daimler Dart SP 250 because the DB5 was to fast for him to vintage race. 

3. I paid $50,000 for my house. 

Anybody know what a Daimler Dart sells for now? 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/7/21 3:54 p.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

Hagerty says a number two example can be had for less than $40,000.

And hey, looks like we have a buyer's guide for the DB7, too.

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