Riding around town in a 2015 Aston Martin v8 Vantage gt isn’t what most people would do with such a top notch car. This type of vehicle is usually bought by very wealthy individuals as part of a collection. Most of these cars get very little mileage because no one wants to risk an accident nor do they want to devalue the vehicle by putting mileage on the odometer. I wanted to buy the car in order to use it. I own a small business that has become wildly profitable over the last five years and I want a status symbol.
The reason I’m going to use the car is because of my clients. The industry I work in has a lot of big income types and they appreciate knowing they are dealing with someone of their own class. The way you project the image is through clothing, cars, and luxury homes. It seems a bit shallow, but when you roll with the big boys you have to play the game. Driving an Aston Martin sends a definite signal that I’m a member of the in group and thus understand the lifestyle. It makes the clients feel better.
The problem was finding someone who was selling the vehicle. You won’t find this type of vehicle down at the local car dealership. No one sells this type of car to a dealer let alone trades it in for another vehicle. They sell them directly to potential buyers who they know have the necessary funds to buy such a vehicle. It helps if you have a connection to the buyer, which is what happened with me when I started looking. I found a guy who knew a guy who wanted to make room for a newer model. Lucky me I was able to get the car for less than he wanted!