Lot 338 - 1979 Aston Martin Aston Martin V8 Volante
|Odometer reading||120,000 miles|
|Estimate||£52,000 - £60,000|
The Aston Martin V8 engine had began development in the mid sixties when it was first used in a Lola Sports racing car with a view to replacing the six cylinder unit which had been in production since the DB4 in 1958. Aston Martin converted a DB5 with an early V8 engine which was used for many thousands of development miles by the factory to create a usable and powerful eight cylinder engine to be used in the new the DBS model due for production in 1968.
Unfortunately the engine wasn't ready in time for the launch of the DBS and went on sale fitted with the six cylinder engine used in the DB4/5/6. In 1971, the DBSV8 was launched, fitted with the long awaited Tadek Marek designed V8, an engine which powered all Aston Martin models until the launch of the DB7 in the early nineties.
This fine V8 Volante, in 2010/11 was subject to a ground up full restoration, this included a completely stripping the car to bare metal and replacing inner and outer sills, wax oiling the new chassis components and painting in red oxide prior to reassembly leaving this example in concourse condition. Finished in Dover White with contrasting black mohair hood and pale parchment hide, interior this particular car has been seen at AMOC Concourse events regularly and is described as flawlessly presented. Offered with a full and comprehensive Aston Martin history including bills, previous MoT test certificates and tax discs on file coupled with the build sheet, there is little that could not be detailed with this car. A pride and joy to the current owner and sure to be a pleasure for the new owner, this really is an opportunity to own a very special Aston Martin.
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