Lot 321 - 1978 Aston Martin V8

Lot 321 - 1978 Aston Martin V8

Lot 321 - 1978 Aston Martin V8

Lot Number 321
Registration DDS 788T
Chassis Number V8/11942
Engine Number V/540/1942/S
Odometer reading 78,205 miles
Estimate £64,000 - £70,000
  • Original service book
  • Attractive colour combination

The six cylinder William Towns styled DBS had been around for a couple of years anxiously awaiting the V8 engine that had been especially designed for it. In early 1970, the DBS V8 was finally ready to become one of the fastest cars available at the time. The 5.3 litre Tadek Marek designed engine was able to develop around 320bhp, which gave the ability to reach 160mph; all this with space for four people. Demand for the car was great with production reaching 402 examples within just two years. From April 1972, the DBS V8 received a mild restyle and a new name. The 'DB' was dropped as David Brown had sold the company and the car became known simply as the 'Aston Martin V8'. The most visible change was the adoption of two 7" quartz iodine headlamps and black mesh grille, the design of which was the work of the original designer, William Towns.

Originally painted in red this muscular Newport Pagnell tourer now presents extremely well in, recently machine polished, green with a red interior. This attractive Aston has benefitted from being recommissioned including a wheel refurbishment. The owner informs us that the car drives well. Accompanying the car to auction is a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2019, the workshop manual and the original service book stamped from new to July 1986. The armchair like seats and the tactile switchgear all contribute to the effortless power and style of this beautiful motor car.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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