Lot 207 - 1991 Aston Martin Virage
|Odometer reading||43,422 miles|
|Estimate||£42,000 - £48,000|
- Excellent condition
- Original UK car
Introduced at the October 1988 Birmingham Motor Show to almost universal acclaim, the Virage was the first new Aston Martin for 18 years. A satisfying blend of muscularity and understatement, its sleek aluminium silhouette was the work of John Hefferman and Ken Greenley. Based around a modified version of its Lagonda sibling's sheet-steel platform chassis, the newcomer benefitted from revised wishbone independent front suspension, a lightened de Dion rear axle, four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted rack and pinion steering. Suitably reworked by Callaway Engineering of Connecticut, USA (using four-valve cylinder heads, hydraulic tappets and Weber electronic fuel injection), its 5340cc, quad-cam V8 engine not only satisfied forthcoming emissions legislation but also developed some 330bhp and 350lbft of torque, allied to a choice of either four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmissions.
This lovely, totally original Aston Martin presented in Buckinghamshire Green with cream leather interior, comes with a good history and is in excellent overall condition. The car comes with air conditioning, electric heated front and rear seats and has an MoT certificate which expires in January 2019. These brutish V8 British sports cars are highly sought-after and are still exhilarating to drive; this particular example is no exception.
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