Lot 311 - 1974 Aston Martin V8 Series III
|Odometer reading||137,800 miles|
|Estimate||£75,000 - £85,000|
The muscular lines penned by William Towns combined with the exquisite exhaust notes from the well-engineered V8 put together by Tadek Marek produce a motorcar that has style and power at its core. With 5.3 litres of combustion at its disposal, this provided the ability to reach 160mph whilst carrying four people in comfort. Considered to be the purists' Aston, the bonnet houses an enlarged bonnet scoop with four twin-choke Weber carburettors providing oxygen for the V8.
Supplied in the original factory colour of Caribbean Blue with a matching blue leather interior, this sound example records just two former keepers; the previous vendor having owned the car since 2015 with the one prior since 1984. Now offered by Aston Martin at Newport Pagnell, it has been inspected by the Works Service technicians with the important areas, the sills, declared sound. Indeed they went on to confirm that the underside as a whole is in good order and commensurate with a car that has been cared for throughout its life with the mileage reflecting the enjoyment had over the years. The technicians on Tickford Street have also been through the rest of the car and are satisfied with the mechanical integrity, although they remarked on some micro-blistering of the original paintwork in places. The drive from its last home to Newport Pagnell was faultless and trouble-free with the owner then collecting a more modern V8 example. Offered with a full MoT test certificate and partial history, this muscular Aston is in good order and has much still to give.