Plymouth businessman, Roderick Blacker, recently contacted Ignition to help with the purchase of a stunning classic car with Royal connections.
Mr Blacker had been looking out for an Aston Martin Vanquish supercar and was immediately taken with the pristine grey car with only 18,000 miles on the clock. He was even more intrigued when he discovered it had been in service to the Royal Family for 13 years.
First registered as new to the Royal Privy Purse of Windsor Road in Ascot, Berkshire, in 2003, the car remained in the Royal household until 2016 when it was sold at auction to a private enthusiast. It is one of the last Aston Martins to be fully hand-built in Newport Pagnell.
Mr Blacker, who has used Ignition to help purchase assets and equipment for his self-storage and shipping container company over the last 20 years, knew that Ignition would be swift and efficient in organising finance for the Aston Martin. Within a week of spotting the advertisement, the sale was completed, and he was in the driving seat.
Roderick Blacker comments:
“When I spotted the advert, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to own such a special car! I have no way of knowing which member of the Royal Family might have driven in it, but apparently Prince Charles is very fond of Aston Martins and of course the Queen regularly visits Ascot for the horse racing.”
“A car with this kind of history is not only a great investment, but also a joy to drive, and is certainly one of the best-looking cars ever made.”
Eleanor Smith, Business Development Manager at Ignition, comments:
“When arranging finance, we know that providing a quick and efficient service is paramount and can make all the difference to our customers. We were delighted to help Mr Blacker secure this beautiful car.”