Shmeemobile – Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

The Shmeemobile Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster was the first venture into the world of supercar ownership, even though it was only at a very ‘baby’ level. It was owned from November 2010 through to June 2012, and in that time travelled frequently to Paris and once as far as Monaco taking in the Route Napoleon with fellow YouTuber, Alexsmolik. In over 20 months, it travelled a total of 17,000 miles, teaching a valuable lesson about the costs of such mileage in these cars!

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

What modifications were made to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster?

Painted in Glacial Blue, it set the trend for light-blue cars although this was a stock option from Aston Martin. The only modification to sound was by removal of Fuse 22, a well-known trick with Aston Martins that then would enable you to keep the valve open all of the time, rather than just over 4,000 rpm as normal. At a later date a manual switch was installed by Bamford Rose.

What are some of the highlight videos with the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster?

Introducing and hearing the V8 Vantage for the first time:

My first video review:

Fond memories when saying goodbye: