One of the benefits that Aston Martin enjoyed while he was under the ownership of Ford was the use of the Blue Oval’s parts bin to cut costs. Save for some switchgear and nav systems, only a few items were visible to the customer. At least that’s the idea. Edward Legge, general manager of Rio Prestige hire, received a damaged key fob from a rented V8 Vantage that gave him and his team quite a surprise.

The person borrowing the luxury GT somehow damaged the rich leather covering the fob, revealing a Volvo logo underneath. It wasn’t a Volvo stamp in the plastic or a small, blocked out Volvo logo. No, this was a fully decorated Volvo key that nobody bothered to disguise. That’s not something the owner of a $120,000 V8 Vantage wants to see.

Amazing, Right?



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  (35) posted on 11.14.2008

You’d be surprised just how many high end cars share parts with other less glamorous makes. It the modern world you will not find a car which is totally bespoke, hell even the Veyron has VW components in it and thats an £800,000 car!

  (25) posted on 11.14.2008

to be an aston owner because i would be pissed to find out my car has volvo or ford parts good thing the sold it off

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