Lot 229 - 1990 Aston Martin Virage
|Odometer reading||38,000 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £32,828|
Introduced at the 1988 Birmingham Motor Show, the Virage was Aston Martin’s replacement for the decades old V8 models. The Virage was launched as the top of the range car for Aston Martin. It is easy to see why this handbuilt, all aluminium V8 was king of the Astons. The 32 valve, 5.3 litre engine elevated the performance of the Virage to near sports car level. It was stated by Sports Car International on an early test that 'acceleration just never seems to run out' and they also praised 'the eager and quicker revving' nature of the engine, with its Callaway designed heads and Weber-Marelli fuel injection. They concluded that 'nothing sounds quite like an Aston V8'.
This handsome Aston Martin Virage presents extremely well in British Racing Green over a cream leather interior and benefits from much renovation work over the years. More recently the car has been treated to an extensive engine rebuild and a front end rebuild including suspension components. Upgraded 18” alloy wheels have also been fitted and are shod with new tyres all round. The paintwork and interior are both in good order showing little sign of age and the engine sounds fantastic when on song. The history file that accompanies the car includes various sundry invoices, previous MoT test certificates and a UK registration document.These cars regularly require deep pockets when it comes to maintenance but this example having had a fortune spent on it is in very good order and we are sure will bring a lot of enjoyment for the new owner.
Interested parties should note that the private registration plate shown is to be retained by the vendor and a new, age-related registration issued instead.
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