Lot 210 - 1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé
|Odometer reading||99,018 km|
|Result||Sold - £20,376|
- Full Aston Martin service history
- Low mileage
- Will need some re-commissioning
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 handsome example is presented in metallic blue with a cream leather interior. Accompanying the car is a full Aston Martin service history, all Aston Martin manuals and service book. This car has covered a mere 61,500 miles from new and has the luxury of electric seats. The car is currently SORN and will need some re-commissioning. These brutish V8 British sports cars are highly sought-after and are still exhilarating to drive.
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