March 2017 I found a seemingly good sample for sale at an acceptable price. In Hamburg. From Russia. Possible to buy without German VAT. It was a 2008 V8 Vantage with the 4,7 litre engine. Smart to spend the money on a newer and more powerful car instead of more emission taxes.

The seller was more than helpful. A company with a long history and good reviews on mobile.de. We agreed a test run, I bought plane tickets and left for Hamburg. The car appeared and went just as good as it looked in the ad, and we signed the contract and agreed pickup one week later. The car was just due for approval for export plates so I could drive home.