I FOUND THE FIRST SHMEEMOBILE! My Old Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

After many years, I'm re-united with my old Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, which was the first ever Shmeemobile! Heading over with the GT8, the memories quickly come flooding back when I take out my former car for a run, and what a special drive it is.

Back in 2010, I bought the V8 Vantage Roadster as my first serious sports car and what a dream the ownership experience was as it became very much my gateway to the automotive world. The first ever video on the Shmee150 channel where I spoke to camera was at the wheel of this car, the first ever road trip I covered with vlogs was in this car, and it was the first car we ever named the Shmeemobile!

Finished in Glacial Blue over a Sandstorm interior, it's a particularly beautiful specification of the facelift 4.7 litre V8 Vantage Roadster. Boasting 420hp and the Sportshift gearbox, by modern standards it's lacking but that does nothing to detract from the experience as all of the sounds and feelings come flooding back from those fun years from the past. In summer 2012 I sold the car, so to head back over to see it exactly 9 years later is quite the opportunity.

After pondering where the car might be a few months ago, by complete chance the current owner took it to an event, where another attendee forward me some pictures and we were able to make the introduction. I can't thank him enough for this special chance, because honestly it's a story, it's a significant car for me, and it really played a big part in everything that I do on the Shmee150 channel to date.

Would I buy it back? Well let's see, you never know.

Thanks for watching, Tim

00:00 Intro
01:04 Background
04:09 GT8 Prep
05:01 On the Road
07:15 How This Happened
10:19 Found it!
13:34 Driving My Old Car
19:08 Side by Side
20:47 Heading Home
21:54 Back in the Garage
24:21 Wrap Up

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  1. Shmee150

    Shmee150Před měsícem

    We found it! What an amazing opportunity to be re-united with the first ever Shmeemobile, my old V8 Vantage Roadster. Who remembers my super awkward first ever video talking to camera while driving this car? And yes... I'm still searching for the exhaust switch.

  2. a

    aPřed měsícem

    @CR7 sup

  3. CR7

    CR7Před měsícem

    @a hi

  4. a

    aPřed měsícem

    Y aren't you replying

  5. a

    aPřed měsícem

    @CR7 sup nazaan

  6. CR7

    CR7Před měsícem

    Come to Maldives

  7. Arcade4Life

    Arcade4LifePřed 3 dny

    Nice to see you can still make relaxed enthusiastic videos instead of those hyped up show off ones where you just want to let people see how many expensive cars you have.

  8. Pradhana Rizki Wibowo

    Pradhana Rizki WibowoPřed 8 dny

    Is that android auto an original system from Aston?

  9. Nashbiker Atharva

    Nashbiker AtharvaPřed 9 dny

    He has bought it back from owner today we will see it in his video on 22 July 20 pm ukst. And the vantage v8 roadster is back as first shmeemobile in shmemusem with shmeemobiles.. I got a hint

  10. Halfdead Rider

    Halfdead RiderPřed 11 dny

    Definitely brings back memories for many of us discovering your channel in the old spotting day's. Buy it for the Shmuseum, I'm sure the owner would be glad to sell it to you for the story if you offer a very good price and help to find a replacement.

  11. Stanislaw Faron

    Stanislaw FaronPřed 21 dnem


  12. Andrew Barnard

    Andrew BarnardPřed 23 dny

    Yes, I had my grey roadster at the same time, remember speaking about it on the owners forum and seeing your first videos

  13. M You

    M YouPřed měsícem

    You’ve come a long way…congratulations!

  14. N Watts

    N WattsPřed měsícem

    I was a subscriber when you had that car and it was so good to see it again and it would be so nice to see it as a shmeemoblie again

  15. Maurice Brennan

    Maurice BrennanPřed měsícem

    Me me me me me me me me me me me me me me shmee me me me it’s all about me.

  16. First Prototype

    First PrototypePřed měsícem

    Congrats 🎉

  17. Stefan3690

    Stefan3690Před měsícem

    I strongly recommend a powerful ventilation system with capable air filtration for the shmuseum. Works great for my garage.

  18. Rob J

    Rob JPřed měsícem

    Spotted you in Marlow today, Senna, GT40 and the G. Never liked the GT40 colour in your videos but in the flesh is looked great!

  19. James Rapp

    James RappPřed měsícem

    Awsome 😎👌

  20. Kenny Rutledge

    Kenny RutledgePřed měsícem

    Although I do not know you, I could feel the emotion when you first saw the car and it opened your memory banks. Thanks for sharing the moment with us, all your videos till now, pale in emotion to that first sentence, your voice tone completely changed, so good. 🤘🔥😎🔥🤘

  21. Andrew Storm

    Andrew StormPřed měsícem

    I thought it was a clio

  22. bentleyspotter

    bentleyspotterPřed měsícem

    What a great story Tim!. its as much a pleasure for me to see it as for you. Been watching since the s5 days. My favorite video you did with this car was the spotting video in the snow around London.

  23. Brian Montgomery

    Brian MontgomeryPřed měsícem

    Did u let him drive if car

  24. Mick Fletcher

    Mick FletcherPřed měsícem

    What a journey. I think you were a bit emotional signing off on that video. What an interesting option ...... the possibility of acquiring your old AM. BTW Tim...the new Shmuseum arrangements must be dragging on. I'm thinking any day now the reveal will be there, but you just said 4 weeks ish. Can only imagine the logistics involved.

  25. Forest Faint

    Forest FaintPřed měsícem

    Lol I remember this car!

  26. HQBProductions

    HQBProductionsPřed měsícem

    It was a shame that the owner did not take part in the film..that would have been interesting to see what he said.🧐🙂🙂🙂

  27. mr kev

    mr kevPřed měsícem

    Owner if you're reading this please consider selling it back to shmee

  28. Ross Lydon

    Ross LydonPřed měsícem

    Hi Shmee I'm guys

  29. Ordinary Guy

    Ordinary GuyPřed měsícem

    His voice was deeper when he was younger? Was it a five point harness incident?

  30. RIP Juice WRLD #LLJW

    RIP Juice WRLD #LLJWPřed měsícem

    Yay good for you

  31. Mohit Ashok

    Mohit AshokPřed měsícem

    Get it back in shmeemobiles

  32. Kamron Johnson

    Kamron JohnsonPřed měsícem

    The gt8 is my favorite car on the channel…words couldn’t even explain the excitement I had when you said you were taking her out

  33. ronald vos

    ronald vosPřed měsícem

    Next video: I bought my old Aston Martin back!

  34. James Smith

    James SmithPřed měsícem

    @Shmee150 I LOVE the GT8. And your first Vantage is a great car. I always prefer a manual gearbox but I get what you mean when you said that you can go through the gears and not be going excessive speeds. Awesome video, glad you got to reconnect with your previous Aston 🤙🏻 love the glacier blue too

  35. Mark Zanghetti

    Mark ZanghettiPřed měsícem

    I enjoyed this video and had never seen the Vantage Roadster until today! I loved watching you enjoy the car and thank you for sharing about what it meant to you personally to see and drive the car. Cheers!

  36. Proxbi McGinley

    Proxbi McGinleyPřed měsícem

    Tim I have a request. Can you track down info on the 22 electric/gas engine rag top 550sl. It supposed to have 850 hp.

  37. Matt Miller

    Matt MillerPřed měsícem

    I'll take the car or the Daytona. Both would suit me just fine lol

  38. AUTO TV

    AUTO TVPřed měsícem

    Love it!

  39. brock payton

    brock paytonPřed měsícem

    You need a great corvette in your garage - 2019 last manual front engine z06 or zr1 Or a new mid engine - Corvette!!

  40. Victor Lebron

    Victor LebronPřed měsícem

    I think you need to buy it back

  41. New Yorky

    New YorkyPřed měsícem

    Had to close the video, the wind noise is unbearable, please buy a better mic setup!

  42. John Gomez

    John GomezPřed měsícem

    This one really brings back some memories

  43. Az

    AzPřed měsícem

    We need another video with your other old cars too, expecially the R8

  44. lustin jams

    lustin jamsPřed měsícem

    Such a cool video with the throwback to your old vantage.

  45. Daniel Sadjadian

    Daniel SadjadianPřed měsícem

    Would be epic if you could do the same with your old R8, would love to see that back on the channel too 👍

  46. Ian O'Hara

    Ian O'HaraPřed měsícem

    Tim have ever lined all the cars up in plate numerical order?

  47. Jack Reeves

    Jack ReevesPřed měsícem

    You should check out Westside Collector Car Storage, it has an air filter of some sort that means they don’t get dusty, maybe you could get something similar

  48. Jarad Blake

    Jarad BlakePřed měsícem

    One day can we see all your shmee mobiles in one place that’s an awesome collection , colourful car heven👍👌👍👌

  49. S H

    S HPřed měsícem

    Looks so dated already

  50. Chopper Marc

    Chopper MarcPřed měsícem

    Nice video.

  51. Padraig G

    Padraig GPřed měsícem

    Good on ya Tim. Love to see you enjoying the past cars.

  52. Mr D

    Mr DPřed měsícem

    Nice one 👍 Tim, Special cars are the embodiment of human dreams and a moderate time machine back to fond memories?? Great content this week 😊 well executed work. Paul.

  53. spencer jones

    spencer jonesPřed měsícem

    GT8 My favorite Shmeemobile ...

  54. Stadpad

    StadpadPřed měsícem


  55. Throdle

    ThrodlePřed měsícem

    Wow, it is crazy to see how far you have come.

  56. alpkan kumlu

    alpkan kumluPřed měsícem

    Now, after seeing that Vantage Roadster, we all agree on the fact that Tim has great taste in sports cars.

  57. a

    aPřed měsícem


  58. KP

    KPPřed měsícem

    Nice Collection!

  59. CR7

    CR7Před měsícem


  60. casualobserver77

    casualobserver77Před měsícem

    Two months time - new shmee video: I've bought back my old Aston!

  61. Wajang

    WajangPřed měsícem

    It's still a beautifull car. Timeless.

  62. MatthewYL Cheung

    MatthewYL CheungPřed měsícem

    What about the Audi? Wonder what happened to that one.

  63. shazaib ali

    shazaib aliPřed měsícem

    This car needs to come back. Give the owner some extra money and it will be all yours.

  64. Farhan Moin

    Farhan MoinPřed měsícem

    Where is your M8 competition

  65. Dato' Ainuddin Noordin

    Dato' Ainuddin NoordinPřed měsícem

    just received my limited edition Shmee sunglasses, Tim: very happy with them indeed...cheers!

  66. Megumi T

    Megumi TPřed měsícem

    The Vantage Roadster’s front grille looks bigger than that of the GT8 is.

  67. Pilette alain

    Pilette alainPřed měsícem

    damn Tim, you have changed ^^ had goosebumps listening to your intro on that old vid, that was hilarious XD what experience does to you, from meek mouse to roaring lion XD Good job mate! an excellent channel! A 'I am your father' moment from the old Vantage to the new one XD

  68. Sleep Paralysis Demon

    Sleep Paralysis DemonPřed měsícem

    I just realised that tim has a rolex daytona. Cracker of a watch mate

  69. Mahmed Silat

    Mahmed SilatPřed měsícem

    Sam be like: i told you old cards are really good

  70. SheepRacing

    SheepRacingPřed měsícem

    I discovered you with this cruising trough London video !

  71. fil.fm

    fil.fmPřed měsícem

    cool vid with the original vantage Tim!

  72. Daniel Dent

    Daniel DentPřed měsícem

    I think a DB 11 should join the Shmeemobiles.

  73. Flavio Castañeda

    Flavio CastañedaPřed měsícem

    Come back Renault Clio.

  74. Nicolai ZS

    Nicolai ZSPřed měsícem

    Where is the 87 TB plate?

  75. Peter Anderson

    Peter AndersonPřed měsícem

    The old one looks nicer than the new one 🤭🤔😬

  76. Po Russki

    Po RusskiPřed měsícem

    What distinct features does your specific old Vantage have that tells it apart from the others?

  77. J T

    J TPřed měsícem

    Tim is the best CSdeskr I swear

  78. David Thomas

    David ThomasPřed měsícem

    WOW!! I bet the memories came flooding back for you. Congratulations on finding your first car. Astons are the best!!!

  79. Po Russki

    Po RusskiPřed měsícem

    Wow Tim. I’ve been watching you for 10 years. I can’t believe how time flies.

  80. Cestus Fr

    Cestus FrPřed měsícem

    I don't know why people hate so much on the AMV8. It is beyond me. -______-

  81. Riaan Scheepers

    Riaan ScheepersPřed měsícem

    Can't believe its been nine years, that hit me like a train. Thanks for sharing your journeys and success with us Shmee!

  82. Chase Vidar

    Chase VidarPřed měsícem

    Buy it back and slap on the 87 TB plate on it

  83. pujan sapariya

    pujan sapariyaPřed měsícem

    please bring back the sls bs on the channel asap.

  84. Adrien

    AdrienPřed měsícem

    buy it back

  85. LivingVibes

    LivingVibesPřed měsícem

    You are the most handsome Englishman on CSdesk

  86. Luke Slater

    Luke SlaterPřed měsícem

    That DEFINITELY is a Gorgeous Aston Shmee😎👌🏻.

  87. abdulqaadir sharhan mansoor

    abdulqaadir sharhan mansoorPřed měsícem

    tim u should start a series in buying back all your old cars

  88. Tore Hansen

    Tore HansenPřed měsícem

    Cool video and the Vantage Roadster is really been taking care of.

  89. Paulo Ramos Fernandes

    Paulo Ramos FernandesPřed měsícem

    You should buy it and take it to shmee museum

  90. Nick Hastings

    Nick HastingsPřed měsícem

    Awesome to see! can remember when this was on the channel!

  91. Abdullah Abir

    Abdullah AbirPřed měsícem

    I want to see a GT12 in the Shmmueseum

  92. Andrew Gannon

    Andrew GannonPřed měsícem

    My neighbor bought my Saab…I bought another. I get to see them both everyday. Congrats, Shmee! Possessions can be sold, but cars, when you care about them…are hardly forgotten.

  93. Oscar Dean

    Oscar DeanPřed měsícem

    I’ve often commented on your choice of rap colours in not such a good way but that Astin Martin looks the nuts😳

  94. Daniel Hillman

    Daniel HillmanPřed měsícem

    Amazing how far you have come and continue to go Tim. I've been here since the S5 days and it feels like time has flown by. Keep up the brilliant work of both producing great content and inspiring your viewers!

  95. Manuel Alcasid

    Manuel AlcasidPřed měsícem

    Where is the supra tho?

  96. MaXX1122

    MaXX1122Před měsícem

    i kind of like the V Sunburn oh the Chest.

  97. Senshi Bat

    Senshi BatPřed měsícem

    coupé d'élégance

  98. TaffPlays

    TaffPlaysPřed měsícem

    Should buy this, another silver clio and an r8 spyder, first car (that hasn't been crushed), first sports car and the first supercar. That trio would look great in the shmuseum!

  99. Senshi Bat

    Senshi BatPřed měsícem

    A splendid reunion. Monsieur TB Route Napoléon flashback.. oui.

  100. 屁怒

    屁怒Před měsícem


  101. Sue Holloway

    Sue HollowayPřed měsícem

    It's wonderful to see how your collection of incredible cars has grown along with your confident, informative and oh so interesting style of presentation Tim! 😍🔥

  102. Ankit Agarwal

    Ankit AgarwalPřed měsícem

    What is MOT Checkover?


    TV SOUND SYSTEMPřed měsícem

    Can’t have the museum without it….Lost out on the Clio so it would be great to own again

  104. Nicholas Yong

    Nicholas YongPřed měsícem

    Where is the bmw m8

  105. Subrata Rakshit

    Subrata RakshitPřed měsícem

    Nostalgia.....good for you Tim!