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G-BOAC Concorde and matching £595,000 Aston Martin in historic Manchester meet on June 5th

27 May, 2022

The unique Aston Martin DBS Superleggera ‘Concorde Edition’ G-BOAC which is on offer for £595,000 will be on display on June 5th in Manchester at the Runway Visitor Center next to the actual Concorde aircraft it is matched to. Any buyer acting quickly is invited to join the other 9 DBS Superleggera Concorde owners on June 18th 2022 during a celebratory handover ceremony, read more below.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC for sale

The ultimate new Aston Martin, the DBS Superleggera ‘Concorde Edition’ which is matched to the flagship of the British Airways Concorde fleet, tail sign G-BOAC is going to be on display in the UK for one day only side by side with the Concorde aircraft it is twinned with.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC for sale mcgurk

This particular car on sale is uniquely numbered as G-BOAC and is one of only 4 cars produced for the UK market, each matched to their own Concorde. A further 6 cars were produced for delivery abroad with the 10 tail numbers accounting for the 3 British Airways prototypes and the 7 production aircraft.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC details

G-BOAC The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition

This special car took two years from conception to reach the road (or should that be runway?).

The project was announced in 2019 to celebrate 50 years of the first flight in March 1969 of BA Concorde prototype 001 and 100 years of British Airways.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC rear

This DBS was registered in March 2021 and since that time has covered under 2,500 mls.

The DBS Superleggera is a beautiful car already with a huge standard specification and a top speed of 211 mph possible from it’s 725 ps V12 engine yet in a collaboration between Aston Martin, British Airways and Aston Martin Bristol 33 bespoke elements were added to create this amazing celebration of British engineering.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC exterior details

The Concorde aircraft G-BOAC (affectionately known as Alpha Charlie) is very special to Manchester, where she is displayed with great pride as she is the flagship aircraft that the Queen travelled on, holds the world speed record for a commercial airliner at 1488 mph and throughout her working life laid claim to many ‘firsts’ such as being the first Concorde to land in the USA and the first airliner to achieve 4 Atlantic Crossings in one day.

If you had a Concorde, you’d want this one!
If you had an Aston Martin, you’d want this one!

You’d need just under £600,000 to own such a supercar with one of the ten already selling for a large premium over the initial price announced in 2019.

So what makes this car more special than the standard DBS Superleggera and why is it so sought after?

A DBS Superleggera can of course be seen in the movie No Time To Die, where Q branch supplied Nomi, the British agent who teams up with James Bond with the supercar. But Mr Bond would be shaken and stirred by what Aston Martin’s own Q branch came up with in the rarest of all DBS Superleggera editions.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC wheel

The bodywork is made of sculptured carbon fibre panels and the paintwork is a metallic in Concorde White created by Q to match the aircraft and the bespoke interior mirrors that of the Terence Conran re-designed blue Bridge Of Weir leather seats fitted for Concorde’s last facelift and re-launch.

Interior DBS Superleggera Concorde blue leather key chain

Blue leather electric memory seats with the same Bridge Of Weir leather as the seats in Concorde, mats made with genuine Concorde carpet and paddle shifters made with milled aluminium that was once in BA’s Concorde compressor blades.

Concorde blue leather seats interior

Interior of the Concorde airplane
photo © CNET

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC interior

Uniquely to the Concorde edition’s bodywork are:

  • An Individual CAA Serial Number (in this case G-BOAC) Painted Side Sill
  • Painted BA red/white graphic on roof strake,aero blade and rear diffuser/splitter
  • Painted BA red/blue graphic on front splitter
  • Black tint to Carbon Fibre Roof Panel, Door mirrors, Aero Blade, Sills, Splitters and Diffuser
  • Stepping inside the car reveals:
  • Bespoke Milled Paddle Shifters using material from a Concorde aircraft
  • Terence Conran designed mats using a roll of Concorde carpet
  • Union Flag Wings Badges in Sterling Silver
  • Milled Solid Aluminium 3D Concorde Side Strakes
  • Concorde Image Roof Panel
  • British Airways ‘Speedmarque’ Logo
  • Red enamel Q logo side wing badge
  • Concorde Sill Plaques
  • Concorde Engine plaque signed by Concorde Chief Engineer John Briston
  • Debossed headrests with Concorde and BA ‘Speedmarque’ logo’s
  • Concorde ‘Mach 2.04-Feet 60000’ embroidery as per aircraft speedo/height display
  • Concorde ‘Around the World’ Painted door insert
  • Concorde ‘Sonic Boom’ headlining and Aircraft logo
  • Bang and Olufsen Speaker Cover with ‘Sonic Boom’ and aircraft logo.
  • Concorde Logo on centre armrest
  • Machined Concorde Logo Tread plates

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC mach details

The sun visor has details of speed and altitude embroidered in yellow (top picture) to replicate the actual monitor onboard Concorde that kept passengers informed (bottom pictures).
top photo © Bond Lifestyle / bottom photos CNN

Despite the huge specification of the DBS and the additional Concorde by Q extra’s there were 6 optional extra’s available.

  • Titanium exhaust with Concorde Afterburner style exhaust tips at a cost of £18,995. The sound is quite incredible and can made to crackle and pop or be quietened down to be friendly after hours at the press of a button.
  • A build book recording G-BOAC’s creation at the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon
  • Leather remote key pouch
  • Bespoke Indoor Car cover
  • Concorde 2 piece Leather travel set for the boot
  • Concorde Aviation Jacket

Uniquely EVERY option was purchased for G-BOAC.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC titanium exhaust

The G-BOAC is fitted with titanium exhaust with Concorde Afterburner style exhaust tips at a cost of £18,995

Just before UK registration Aston Martin sent G-BOAC for £7,000 of Paint Protection Film and cleaning at Topaz Bristol.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC interior details

From Aston Martin’s range of choices for the DBS Superleggera G-BOAC DBS has:

  • 21” 10 Twinspoke Forged Gloss Black Diamond Alloys
  • Q Gloss 2x2Twill Carbon Fibre Mirror Caps
  • Q Gloss 2x2 Twill Carbon Roof Strakes
  • Black painted Brake Calipers
  • Smoked Rear Tail Lamps
  • Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1000W Audio System
  • 2x2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre Interior Jewellery
  • CAT 5 Tracking
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Boot mounted Umbrella

G-BOAC Concorde and Aston Martins on display

We are very excited to announce that for the first time ever G-BOAC the aircraft and G-BOAC the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will be brought together for ONE day only inside the custom built Concorde Hangar on 5th June 2022 at the Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park. Everyone is welcome and there will be many Aston Martins on display as well, so it's a real treat for Aston Martin and Bond fans alike.

Concorde G-BOAC at Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park

Mike Smith, Aston Martin Specialist and Aston Martin Owners Club Concours D' Elegance judge, who flew Concorde 11 times will be on hand to discuss this very special car and he is delighted to say he will be joined by fellow Aston Martin Owners Club members who will display their beautiful cars in the display area.

We are also honoured that the SCC Private Members and their founder Brad Carr are going to also have a number of high performance cars on display.

When asked can this car really be purchased or will it just be kept in a collection for ever like the left hand drive Concorde edition in Prague, Mike said yes and he would talk to anybody seriously interested in acquiring this flagship Concorde edition.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC side

Curiously there would be an extra incredible bonus for anybody buying a Concorde edition as although the present customers took their cars in 2021, they weren’t able to take part in a celebratory handover ceremony and meal on Concorde due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Aston Martin Bristol have invited all 10 owners and cars to come back on June 18th 2022 to Aerospace Bristol for that ceremony.

Mike says if somebody acts quickly they could be at that ceremony with the other owners.

If any serious buyers would like to discuss the car with Mike please send the enquiry via the Bond Lifestyle contact form.

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See G-BOAC in action here as described by Jodie Kidd:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQnjbBdbPY
 

About Concorde, and the Bond connection

The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde is a Franco-British turbojet-powered supersonic airliner that was operated from 1976 until 2003 by Air France and British Airways. The Concorde had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound, at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h). 

The Concorde is one of only two supersonic jetliner models to operate commercially (the other is the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144, which operated in the late 1970s).

The Rolls-Royce Olympus 593 engine that allowed the Concorde to break the sound barrier is based on the engines employed in the RAF's Avro Vulcan strategic bomber. The Vulcan bomber plays a vital part in the James Bond movie Thunderball when it is hijacked by SPECTRE.

raf vulcan bomber

The Rolls-Royce Olympus engines developed for the Avro Vulcan bomber (a plane also seen in the James Bond movie Thunderball) formed the basis for the Concorde engines

A Concorde airplane can be seen in the James Bond movie Moonraker (1979). James Bond (Roger Moore) flies from Paris to Rio De Janeiro in an Air France Concorde.

Concorde in Moonraker James Bond Roger Moore

Roger Moore as James Bond arrives in Rio De Janeiro in an Air France Concorde in the movie Moonraker.
photo © Danjaq LLC, United Artists

Concorde was used by royalty, rockstars and moviestars alike. This car replicates the bygone era of elite transport for the discerning individual.


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