Lot 128 - 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
|£150,000 - £180,000
- Manual gearbox
- Extensively recommissioned
If you wanted the fastest accelerating production car in the world in 1985, your first port of call was Newport Pagnell. This was mainly due to the tuned version of the existing 5,340cc engine, breathing through a quartet of 48mm Weber carburettors resulting in an estimated maximum output of around 375bhp. This V8 volante is a fully functioning, expertly prepared Aston Martin. Able to live up to its plaudits back in 1985. It was hailed as ‘Britain’s First Supercar’ for its 170mph top speed. Straight-line performance was staggering with acceleration from 0–60 in 5.3 seconds, one-tenth of a second quicker than the Ferrari Daytona which was its main competitor of the time. Its specification follows the contemporary V8 saloon Series IV (Oscar India) announced shortly after; sharing revised rear body lines with the bonnet sporting a carburettor bulge and dummy air scope now closed at the front, burr walnut dashboard and door cappings.
This manual transmission, left hand drive V8 Volante is finished in the delightful colour combination of Winchester Blue with dark blue leather interior and Wilton carpets. Repatriated to the UK around six years ago, in 2018 a comprehensive re-commissioning programme began. The work included a full repaint completed to a very high standard and re-trimming of the leather interior, together with new Wilton carpets. A new dark blue mohair electric soft top was fitted and later style Ronal wheels were also fitted. Mechanically, a major service was carried out and the brakes were overhauled. A UK V5C registration document is present as is a file confirming the re-commissioning costs. Whilst the mileage of 24,679 is not warranted, all the indications would suggest that this is correct. Aesthetically this is a beautiful car and presents today in excellent condition throughout.
Previous lotLot 127 - 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
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