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Aston Martin V8: Buying guide and review (1972-1989)

Aston Martin V8: Buying guide and review (1972-1989) Classic and Performance Car
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The early 1970s weren’t the best of times for Aston Martin. The David Brown era had ended when Sir David sold up in 1972, and new owners Company Holdings were, by their own admission, ‘not car people’. As if to confirm their lack of empathy, when the DBS V8 was relaunched under the new regime, it was to be known simply as the Aston Martin V8, the ‘DB’ part having been dropped ‘for marketing reasons’. Doh.
 
To be fair, boss William Willson and his team kept the factory open at a time when political and economic forces were conspiring against makers of expensive high-performance motor cars. But at the end of 1974 they were finally forced to throw in the towel, the company went into receivership and the factory closed. 
There was a real risk it wouldn’t reopen.
 
It took a consortium, led by American Peter Sprague, to rescue Aston Martin in 1975 and revive the marque’s fortunes, though production woudn’t restart until early 1976, and then only in tiny numbers. 
 
It’s fair to say the quality of these mid-70s Astons was, how to put this, patchy. When Motor tried an AM V8, its testers reported that the bolts retaining the 
final drive unit became detached, the transistorised ignition amplifier failed, 
as did the air-conditioning thermostat, swarf was found in a carburettor, and the clutch required attention. 
 
And yet the road testers raved about it! Because, despite everything, the AM V8 was the fastest, most accomplished high-performance luxury GT of its day – and 
in its various guises would remain in production for a remarkable two decades. 
As DBS V8 morphed into AM V8, the decision to ditch the tricky-to-service Bosch fuel injection for a quartet of twin-choke Weber carburettors certainly didn’t harm the performance: in fact Motor’s 0-60mph time of 5.7sec for a carb-fed AM V8 was almost half a second quicker than they’d achieved with the injected car, thanks to the new model’s keener initial pick-up and torquier delivery. Even if top speed was 5mph down at 155mph, it was still one of the world’s quickest GT cars.  
 
The Webers, they concluded, gave a ‘worthwhile improvement in low-speed running and tractability. When combined with the Aston’s very high cornering powers, this makes the V8 one of the most satisfying road cars we have driven for some time.’
 
Which one to buy?
 
The DBS V8 with its four headlights and Bosch injection ran from 1969 until it was replaced by the AM V8 with its two headlights and plainer grille in April 1972. There was a run of 288 fuel-injected AM V8s while engine stocks were used up (chassis numbers 501-789), but from July 1973 all had Weber carbs, these cars distinguished by a much bigger air-scoop on the bonnet. 
 
Just to muddy the waters, in 1972 Company Developments also introduced an ‘entry level’ version of the new Aston with the old 4-litre in-line six-cylinder engine. Ignoring decades of Aston tradition, they called this lower-powered model, which had wire wheels in place of the V8’s alloys, the ‘Vantage’. Doh.
 
But back to the V8s, and in 1978 came the ‘Oscar India’ (aviation code for OI or October Introduction) model: still carb-fed, so retaining the big bonnet-scoop, but with a host of detail improvements, subtle body changes including a neat, integrated tail-spoiler and, inside, a more sumptuous feel with lashings of glossy wood veneer on the dash and door cappings. 
 
The final version ran from 1985-1989 and featured Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection, these ‘EFi’s distinguished visually by their BBS wheels and virtually flat bonnets.
 
There were, of course, souped-up Vantage and rag-top Volante variations on the basic recipe, but the values of those have long since escaped into the stratosphere, so it’s the regular V8 coupé (or ‘saloon’ in Aston parlance) that we’re focusing on here.
 
Performance and specs
 
Engine V8, 5340cc 
Power c310bhp @ 5500rpm 
Torque c320lb ft @ 4000rpm 
Transmission Five-speed manual, rear-wheel drive, LSD
0-60mph 5.7sec 
Top speed 155mph 
Fuel consumption 11.4mpg
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2611mm
Length 4648mm
Width 1829mm
Height 1328mm
Weight 1875kg
 
Common problems
 
• According to Nigel Woodward, manager of Heritage Operations at Works, it doesn’t matter which variant you’re looking at – DBS V8, early AM V8, post-1978 ‘Oscar India’, or the final run of Weber-Marelli injected cars – they’re all fundamentally the same underneath, which means that the biggest concern is corrosion.

• All the V8s had the same conventional steel box-section chassis with a steel superstructure clad in alloy panels. All of it was made and assembled by hand at Newport Pagnell, but while the skills of the craftsmen were never in doubt, rust prevention measures were very much of the time (i.e. fairly perfunctory by modern standards).

• Corrosion of the sills is the biggest single issue with V8s, and as with any Aston that’s not a small job to put right properly. Basically it involves cutting off the front and rear wing bottoms to gain access to the structure of the car, removing the sills, repairing the floors and making up new sill sections and putting them back in. And then of course you’ve got to fill, prepare and paint both sides of the car. It’s a major undertaking by anybody’s standards.

• In terms of build quality, there’s not much to choose between any of them, so newer is not necessarily better.

• Mechanically, they’re generally sound, but bear in mind that they can be up to 40 years old now. 

• The engine, aside from the switch from fuel injection to carburettors and then back to fuel injection, was essentially unchanged from the first DBS V8 to the final EFi. 

• It’s a wet-liner engine, and relies on O-ring seals at the bottom of the liners to seal them to the block. If the block becomes corroded, you end up with coolant and oil trying to mix together. There are telltale weep-holes at the base of each cylinder on the outside of the block, and if you get a telltale weep of oil or coolant it’s a sign that something’s amiss.

• The Bosch fuel injection system can be set up to work perfectly well. The main problem today is getting some of the components. Same with the electronic fuel injection; the electronic modules are no longer available, though they can be repaired, depending on what’s wrong with them. If you had a car that needed two new ECUs you’d be a little bit stuck. Overall, though, it’s a robust engine.

• And that goes for the drivetrain, too. The gearboxes were the same through all the generations, and both the ZF five-speed manual and three-speed TorqueFlite auto were already well-proven units and have proved generally issue-free. 

• The auto arguably suits the character of the V8 better, but it’s purely a matter of personal taste. Neither type of transmission commands a particular premium over the other. If you go for a manual, do make sure you have an exended test drive in traffic – the clutch is formidably heavy.

• The V8’s substantial kerbweight means suspension bushes wear quickly if the car is driven even moderately quickly – particularly those on the lower rear arms of the front wishbones where braking loads are transferred to the chassis. 

• The bushes can be upgraded to later items from the supercharged V8s, a modification that also makes the car more stable under braking.

• The brakes are generally considered marginal for fast road driving, and bigger discs with four-piston calipers are a worthwhile upgrade. 

• Some cars have also been fitted with Harvey Bailey handling kits. 
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• amoc.org
• astonmartins.com
• astonmartinworks.com
 
Summary and prices
 
Today, compared with the DB4, 5 and 6, the V8 still looks good value. But its stock is rising fast. Aston Martin Works recently sold an admittedly pristine DBS V8 for £175,000, and while the four-headlight car seems to attract a premium, the AM V8 isn’t too far behind, with the very best now commanding £150,000. It is, however, still possible to pick up a perfectly presentable and eminently useable example for £100,000-125,000. The key is finding a car that’s fundamentally sound and that won’t require major work.

Words: Peter Tomalin // Images: Matthew Howell
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Last updated: 25th May 2016
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage

    £225,000 £225,000

    Engine Size 5.3l Mileage 144,000 miles Previous Owners 4 Bodystyle Saloon Seats 4 Transmission Manual Exterior Colour Caspian Blue Interior Trim Parchment Announced in 1977, the Vantage version of the venerable AM V8, produced 40% more power and a 10% increase in torque and was available only with a 5 speed manual transmission, creating the fastest accelerating production car in the world, with 0-60 mph in coming up in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph. Heralded in period, the V8 Vantage can justifiably lay claim to the title of ‘Britons first Supercar’ and has become internationally regarded as the ultimate GT car of the period. Vantage production ceased in 1989 with just 304 Vantages were constructed, with the improved styling o the ‘Oscar India’ model we are offering. Built in 1984, this enthusiast owned and Aston Martin specialist maintained car has been highly cherished with no expense spared in pursuit of the comfort and blistering performance to be had. Up rated and rebuilt to X-Pack engine specifications in 1990 and fitted with the desirable late Vantage16’ Ronal wheels and suspension upgrades. This well presented example is being offered for the first time in 20 years

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 144000 mi
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    Nicholas Mee
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2006 coupe

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2006 coupe, 62.000 original km, in very good condition This magnificent Aston Martin V8 Vantage was delivered in 2006. The car has the original Meteorite Silver paint and original aluminium wheels. The interior of this Aston has very luxurious burgundy red leather with white stitching, a really beautiful combination. The car has all possible options. This Aston has the original 4280CC, V8, 380 HP engine and 6 speed manual gearbox. This Aston Martin is a fantastic sportscar with a great appearance. Car has Italian title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 2006
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

    £53,950 £53,950

    £53,950 YEAR: 2010 DRIVE SIDE: Right MILEAGE: 32005 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Sportshift ASM POWER: 420 bhp ENGINE SIZE: 4.7 litre V8 EXTERIOR COLOUR: Nero Daytona - Ferrari INTERIOR COLOUR: Sandstorm ACCELERATION: 4.7s (0-60 mph) MAX SPEED: 180 Standard Features • 19" alloy wheels • 6 CD autochanger • Alarm and immobiliser • Aston Martin 160 W audio system • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags • Dynamic stability control (DSC) • Electrically adjustable front seats • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) • Emergency brake assist (EBA) • Full leather interior • LED Rear Lamps • Powerfold exterior mirrors • Rear parking sensors • Side Airbags • Trip computer • Tyre pressure monitoring • Ventilated, grooved disc brakes with ABS • Xenon (HID) headlamps including power wash Optional Extras • 19" alloy wheels - 20 Spoke Graphite Diamond Turned • 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II® • Black brake caliper finish • Blue tooth telephone preparation • Boot mounted umbrella • Bright finish grille • Front parking sensors • Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation system • Heated seats • Magnum Silver bonnet and side strake meshes • Memory seats and exterio

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 32005 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe - 4.7 Litre |

    £68,850 £68,850

    Specification MAKE Aston Martin MODEL V8 Vantage Coupe - 4.7 Litre COLOUR Meteorite Silver YEAR 2015/15 MILEAGE 6500 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exceptional one owner Aston Martin Vantage V8 Coupe. Finished in Meteorite Silver with Obsidian Black Leather with Silver Stitching. Supplied with the balance of the manufacturer's warranty. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Electric Windows, Satellite Navigation System, Bluetooth Connectivity, HID Xenon Headlights, Climate Control, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Electrically Adjustable Heated Exterior Mirrors, Electrically Adjustable Memory Seats, Heated Seats, Multi Function Leather Steering Wheel, USB Connector, Adjustable Steering Column, Dynamic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist. OPTIONAL EXTRAS Sports Exhaust, Piano Black Facia Trim, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Clear Tail Lamps, 19" V Spoke Graphite Alloy Wheels, Aston Martin Tracking System. TRANSMISSION 6 Speed Manual ENGINE CAPACITY 4735 STANDARD POWER (BHP) 420 EMISSIONS (CO 2 ) 321 PRICE £68,850 Interested in vehicle × INTERESTED IN VEHICLE Aston Martin V8

    • Mileage: 68850 mi
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  • 1972 ASTON MARTIN V8 COUPE

    $150,000(£111,075) $150,000(£111,075)

    --Silver with Blue leather interior and Grey Wilton Wool carpeting, 31,000 miles from new, 6,000 miles since complete and thorough restoration, Automatic transmission, RHD. This V8 is an extremely rare early Series 2 V8 body with DBSV8 mechanically injected engine as supplied when new by the factory. It was purchased from Tim Butcher-Trinity Engineering circa 2002. At this time Trinity Engineering embarked on a complete and thorough two-year restoration, costing $150,000.00+. All work has been documented by receipts as well as photos. The result is without a doubt one of the finest early V8’s in existence. All mechanicals have been completely redone, the transmission received a modern shift kit, the suspension has been completely gone through, a handling kit and telescopic rear shocks installed, a Vantage front air dam supplied and installed, Oscar driving lights supplied and installed, the air conditioning system has been totally restored to modern standards, a PoW Nardi wood steering wheel has been added, the interior has been updated with Oscar India type burl-walnut veneer, a leather headliner has been installed and the audio system has been up-rated to be on par with modern As

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 31000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe

    £54,950 £54,950

    £54,950 YEAR: 2012 DRIVE SIDE: Right MILEAGE: 18107 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Manual POWER: 420 bhp ENGINE SIZE: 4.7 litre V8 EXTERIOR COLOUR: Onyx Black ACCELERATION: 4.7s (0-60 mph) MAX SPEED: 180 mph Standard Features •Alarm and immobiliser •Auxilliary audio input including integrated Apple iPod® connector •Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags •Dynamic stability control (DSC) •Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) •Emergency brake assist (EBA) •Full-grain leather interior •Heated rear screen •HID projector headlamps (dipped beam) •LED rear lamps •Powerfold exterior heated mirrors •Rear parking sensors •Traction Control (TC) •Trip computer •Tyre pressure monitoring •Ventilated, grooved disc brakes with ABS Optional Extras Accessories You can add a personal touch to your new Aston Martin sports car with our range of stylish, beautifully crafted accessories. View Catalogue

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 18107 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3 Roadster Sportshift

    £43,900 £43,900

    Finance Example Deposit Balance Fees Total Payable Term Fixed Rate Representative APR 1st Payment Monthly Payment Final Payment HP £4,390 £39,510 £199* £50,387 48 3.87% 7.9% £954 £954 £1,153 Residual backed products are available on this vehicle upon application. Please call to discuss your requirements *Fees are already accounted for within the payments displayed and are also included within the total amount payable. Finance available subject to status. Indemnities may be required. Other finance offers may be available but cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers. Postal Address: Crown Way, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6BS This is a fantastic example of an iconic British built supercar in stunning Toro Red in excellent condition and benefitting from a large list of optional extras covering virtually every option available from Aston Martin over and above the already ample standard features. Producing 380 bhp to give performance as good as its looks. The service history is as follows: 10/08/2007

    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 27760 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Coupe - 12 of 101

    £120,000 £120,000

    Engine Size 5.3l Mileage 18,000 miles Previous Owners 1 Bodystyle Coupe Seats 4 Transmission Automatic Exterior Colour Buckinghamshire Green Interior Trim Magnolia - Demonstrator + 1 one owner from new - 18,000 miles from new - Complete AM Service history - 1 of only 101 built - Supplied with 12 months warranty First shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1996 the Aston Martin V8 Coupe, satisfied customer demand for a less complicated and more easily maintained AM, than the Supercharged V8 Vantage of the day. A naturally aspirated 350bhp Aston Martin V8 engine, transmitting power through a 4 speed automatic transmission and the use of the supercharged Vantage chassis architecture, resulted in superbly relaxed GT with a top speed of 155 mph and 0-60 in 5.9 seconds. Just 101 examples were built on the Newport Pagnell production line, over 3 years, before production of the entire V8 range ceased and the Newport Pagnell factory reconfigured for Vanquish production. A Grand Tourer of the old school, with a beautifully finished interior, subtle body styling and sufficient power, the V8 Coupe is a fitting swan song to the end of the 'coach built era', of Aston Martin production. First register

    • Year: 1996
    • Mileage: 18000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3 Coupe Manual

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    Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3 Coupe Manual for sale – NEW PRICE REDUCTION Obsidian Hide with Contrast Silver Stitching Dark Hex Aluminium Trim Carbon Fibre Kick Strips Electric Heated Orthopaedic Seats Power Fold Mirrors Heated Front And Rear Screens Radio CD Navigation Nokia Bluetooth Rear Parking Distance Control 19″ Anthracite Alloy Wheels Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser Full Aston Martin Service History + 3 Specialists Recent discs & pads all round New tyres all round

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 29500 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Auto 4.7 Sport Shift

    £46,950 £46,950

    2009 Model Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe Sport Shift 4.7; 2 Door; Tungsten Silver/Obsidian Black with Silver Stitching and Black Carpets/Steering Wheel. Comes with Battery Conditioner; Bluetooth; Grey Brake Calipers; Cruise Control; Gun Metal Facia; Bright Finish Grille; Front Parking Sensors; HID Headlamp; Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror; Memory Seats and Mirrors; Powerfold Mirror Assembly; Sat Nav; Heated Front Seats; Warm Charcoal Seatbelts; 5 Spoke Wheels and Front Stone Guards.

    • Year: 2009
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage S - 2012MY

    £64,950 £64,950

    Engine Size 4.7l Mileage 15,300 miles Previous Owners 2 Bodystyle Coupe Seats 2 Transmission Sportshift Exterior Colour Tungsten Silver Interior Trim Obsidian Black 2012 model year Aston Martin V8 Vantage S with a Full Aston Martin Service History, fitted with the later and much improved 7-speed Sportshift II transmission. Just 15,300 miles from new and in superb condition throughout. Finished in Tungsten Silver metallic paint, Obsidian Black hides with contrasting silver stitching and Piano Black facia trim pack. The extremely high specification of this car includes, Alcantara steering wheel, 19inch V spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, carbon fibre side strakes, bright finish front grille, black brake calipers, satellite navigation, Bluetooth, premium audio, heated and memory seats, front and rear parking sensors, auto dimming rear view mirror and alarm upgrade. Inspected and approved by our in house technicians, the car is supplied with a pre-delivery inspection, 12 months MOT and 12 months

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 15300 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 EFI

    £165,000 £165,000

    Engine Size 5.3l Mileage 51,000 miles Previous Owners 5 Bodystyle Coupe Seats 4 Transmission Automatic Exterior Colour Warwick Blue Interior Trim Beige piped Blue Considered by V8 enthusiasts to be the easiest to live with and certainly the most rare of the V8 range. This late and low mileage example, is as originally built and specified. Complete with an unbroken service record from new and with a complete and comprehensive service history. Fitted with its originally specified, polished rim BBS wheels and factory fitted electric tilt and slide sunroof, in addition to the standard air conditioning and automatic transmission. In total just 59 examples of the V8 Efi coupe were built before production of the AMV8 range ceased in 1989. Ordered from and supplied by Nicholas Mee in 1986, to a Mrs Parness of Belgravia, this particular car was the first of three Aston Martins owned by this ebullient lady. Used for weekend trips to her country home, the car spent its early years being pampered and polished by her chauffer, prior to changing hands after the arrival of a new V8 Volante. Maintained regularly by Aston Martin at Newport Pagnell and Aston Martin agents, the history file is comple

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 51000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 EFI

    £165,000 £165,000

    Engine Size 5.3l Mileage 80,000 miles Previous Owners 8 Bodystyle Coupe Seats 4 Transmission Automatic Exterior Colour Warwick Blue Interior Trim Magnolia An exceptional example of the ultimate series, Aston Martin V8 Coupe. Built between 1986 and 1989, the Series 5 V8s were equipped with electronic sequential fuel injection, in preference to carburettors, delivering a smoother and more fuel efficient power package rated at 310bhp. Production ceased and after just 59 coupes had been built and the new 1990 Virage model was introduced. This car, one of the 59 produced is now ready to be enjoyed on any tour or event. Supplied new in 1988 via Aston Martin Sales in Knightsbridge, this superb late model V8 EFI, is accompanied with comprehensive history file which includes factory build records, the original warranty card, MOT certificates and handbook and servicing records with Aston Martin and recognised specialists. Available for viewing at our West London showrooms now, the car is supplied freshly serviced with a 12 month warranty and MOT.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 80000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Zagato

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    Engine Size 5.3l Mileage 4,200 miles Previous Owners 2 Bodystyle Coupe Seats 2 Transmission Manual Exterior Colour Blue Sera Interior Trim Slate Grey Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Chassis:- 20045 Engine No:- V580/0045/X First registered:- March 1988 Mileage:- 4,200 / Kilometres:- 6,700 Owners:- 2 Exterior:- Blue Sera (special colour – only one) Interior:- Slate Grey with blue carpet and Alcantara The car we are offering, chassis No:-20045 was built to order for the first owner, a family member of the founder of German media group Axel Springer and was primarily driven on trips between Germany and the UK, prior to changing hands in 1990 with 4,500 kilometres recorded. Sold via Aston Martin’s London showrooms, to the second and last owner it has remained in a world-class collection until today. Maintained and cared for by the last owner’s resident technicians and used only on special occasions, this car remained his pride and joy, until his passing. One of the last built examples and 1 of only 21, original LHD cars built. The car has a total of 4,000 miles / 6,500 kilometres recorded and has just received a major service and preparation by Aston Martin Heritage agents, prior to bein

    • Year: 1988
    • Mileage: 4200 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Coupe

    £86,950 £86,950

    £86,950 YEAR: 2016 DRIVE SIDE: Right MILEAGE: 8300 TRANSMISSION: Manual POWER: 430 bhp ENGINE SIZE: 4.7 V8 EXTERIOR COLOUR: Tungsten Silver ACCELERATION: 4.6s (0-60mph) MAX SPEED: 190 mph Standard Features •Alarm and immobiliser •AMi II Infotainment System •Anodised Brake Calipers •Automatic headlights •Automatic wipers •Auxiliary audio input including integrated Apple iPod® connector •Black Anodised Centre Stack Rotaries, Hardware Pack & Airbag Ring •Black Grille, Meshes •Bluetooth® telephone preparation •Carbon Fibre Side Strakes, Roof, Mirror Caps And Arms •Cruise control •Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags •Dynamic stability control (DSC) with Track Mode •Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) •Emergency brake assist (EBA) •Full-grain leather interior •Heated rear screen •Herringbone Carbon Fibre Facia •HID projector headlamps (dipped beam) •LED rear lamps •Machined Carbon Black Or Carbon White Sill Plaques •Obsidian Black Leather, Welt And Steering Wheel With Accent Stitch •Powerfold exterior heated mirrors •Rear parking sensors •Remote-control central door locking and boot release •Satellite navigation system •Shadow Bronze Jewellery Pack •Traction Control (TC) •

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 8300 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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    1979 Aston Martin Vantage Manual V540 An original factory V8 Vantage supplied new by Reg Vardy Limited of Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear to a Mr Richard Adams of Wylam Hall, Northumbria on 1st September 1979. Supplied by the factory in the striking colour combination of raven black with red leather interior. This particular vehicle has the most comprehensive history of any car I have ever seen. It comprises of two 3″ files and 3 service history booklets! Every MOT is present from 1983 and the car was serviced every year until it went into a private collection just under 3 years ago, since which time it has only covered a few hundred miles but has had many thousands of pounds spent on her. We have yet to tally up the total expenditure of this vehicles upkeep, all of which is documented in its history, but just to give you an indication the first service, by Aston Martin Newport Pagnel cost £956.54 in 1981, the last major service – also at Aston Martin Newport Pagnel – cost £9,390.11. Most significantly in 2011 the body was restored at a cost of £18,721.32 and the interior re-trimmed costing £16,122.60, all by a well established Aston Martin specialist. As you can imagine, as a co

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  • Aston Martin V8 Series II - £SOLD

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    Chassis Number: V8/10612/RCA Engine Number: V/540/460 UK Registration Number: FDD 300 L Date of first reg: 8th December 1972 Exterior colour: Royal Claret metallic Hood: Interior colour: Tan Leather Current Odometer reading: 99,905 Mileage Warranty: Steering: Right Transmission: Automatic Options: Background Background: With the departure of Sir David Brown, the new owners had to establish a different identity and made their first move in dropping the “DB” nomenclature and this creates the first confusion among potential enthusiasts insofar as what was the DBS six cylinder became the AM Vantage. Seventy of these cars were built and the name suggests a performance variant, but it was the base model of the range. The DBS V8 became the AM V8 and was noticeably different with single headlights replacing the twin and the spare wheel laid flat in the boot. The latter did not improve the overall load volume, just the ease of loading. Under the bonnet, the cam covers were embossed “Aston Martin Lagonda”. The front end of the car now had two 7 inch quartz iodine headlights, the first of the single headlamp cars and although the car’s length was increased to 15 foot 3 inches, all other dimen

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  • Aston Martin V8 Series III - £SOLD

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    Chassis Number: V8/11919/RCAS Engine Number: V/540/1919/S UK Registration Number: XJP 422 S Date of first reg: 7th July 1978 Exterior colour: Red Hood: Interior colour: Beige Leather Current Odometer reading: 30,428 Mileage Warranty: Steering: Right Transmission: Automatic Options: Auxiliary Driving Lights Background Background: Announced in April 1972, the AM V8 is an extensively modified version of the DBS V8 which was announced in September 1969. Externally, the grill was entirely new, no longer sweeping across the complete front but now tailored between the head lamps reminiscent of the earlier six cylinder models such as the DB3S. The engine, was by then the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek that had made it’s first appearance in January 1967 at the Racing Car Show in London and raced by Lola in their Type 70 Mk III GT. The AM V8 series III was introduced in London, August 1973. The important mechanical difference was the replacement of the Bosch fuel injection system by four twin-choke down draught Weber carburettors, which produced a notably smother performance at low engine speeds with greater flexibility. To accommodate the carburettors, the bonnet

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  • Aston Martin V8 Volante Series II Fuel Injection - £SOLD

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    Chassis Number: SCFCV81C6HTR15520 Engine Number: V/585/5520 UK Registration Number: D 282 FYL Date of first reg: 12th May 1987 Exterior colour: Champagne Hood: Beige Everflex Interior colour: Beige leather piped Parchment Current Odometer reading: 30,620 Mileage Warranty: Steering: Right Transmission: Automatic Options: Head Rests with Pads, Nardi Steering Wheel, Convertible Wind Deflector, Auxiliary driving lamps, Front fog lamps, Becker Cascade with iPod connection Bluetooth and Satellite Navigation,Parking sensors. Background Background Announced on 21st June 1978 the V8 Volante was built to satisfy the persistent demands for new open four seater cars. Ably demonstrated by the escalation in prices of used Aston Martin drop-head coupés, particularly in the United States. Its specification follows the contemporary V8 saloon series IV (Oscar India) announced four months later, sharing revised rear body lines, bonnet (the carburettor bulge with dummy air scope now closed at front), burr walnut dash board and door cappings. The convertible hood is fully lined and power operated. The engine, was by then the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek that had made its f

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Sportshift Coupe

    £59,850 £59,850

    The introduction of the 4.7 litre Vantage Roadster in 2008 enhanced an already excellent sports car and took it to another level. The changes included – Refined gearbox software, enhanced performance, DBS style dash layout, glass key and all new satellite navigation. The V8 Vantage N420 is directly related to what is perhaps one of Aston Martin’s most successful racing cars of the modern era, the Vantage N24. The new N420’s enhanced exterior included the flared sill design, platinum finished front grille, clear rear lamps, weight saving carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser and carbon fibre side strakes. Other enhancements included a revised sports exhaust system, 10 spoke forged aluminium light weight alloy wheels and revised suspension system. This 2011 “11 plate” N420 is finished in Lightning Silver with Obsidian Black leather interior. Having covered just 12,300 miles this two owner example was supplied new through JCT600 in Leeds and has a full service history most recently carried out by HWM Aston Martin. Over and above the comprehensive standard specification the car boasts – Power fold door mirrors, Black brake callipers, HID headlamps, 700W Premium audio, Cruise co

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Coupe Sportshift II

    £59,850 £59,850

    Registered 2012 Mileage 22,880 miles Engine Size 4.7l Transmission Automatic Fuel Type Petrol Fuel Consumption N/A Registered 2012 Registration KX12AZU Previous Owners N/A Fuel Consumption N/A Tax Band N/A Tax Cost N/A Colour Lightning Silver Interior Trim N/A Exterior Colour Lightning Silver Doors N/A Fuel Type Petrol Bodystyle Coupe Mileage 22,880 miles Engine Size 4.7l Transmission Automatic MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. They are unlikely to represent real world efficiency. Left Right Tailor Your Finance Vehicle Features Warranty Technical Spec Tailor Your Finance Vehicle Features Fitted Options Satellite Navigation System Cruise Control Electric Lumber Adjustment Memory Front Seats Heated Front Seats Carbon Side Strakes Front and Rear Parking Sensors Powerfold Mirrors Xenon Headlamps Power Wash Headlamps Alarm & Immobiliser 12 Month Aston Martin Approved Warranty Aston Martin Service History Tyre Pressure Monitoring Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror Brake Calipers Black Contrast Stitching Front arm rest with storage compartment Facia Trim - Piano Black Will come freshly serviced by

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 22880 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

    £67,950 £67,950

    £67,950 YEAR: 2012 DRIVE SIDE: Right MILEAGE: 8209 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Sportshift ASM POWER: 420 bhp ENGINE SIZE: 4.7 litre V8 EXTERIOR COLOUR: Magma Red Centari INTERIOR COLOUR: Cream Truffle ACCELERATION: 4.7s (0-60 mph) MAX SPEED: 180 mph Standard Features •Alarm and immobiliser •Auxilliary audio input including integrated Apple iPod® connector •Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags •Dynamic stability control (DSC) •Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) •Emergency brake assist (EBA) •Full-grain leather interior •Heated rear screen •HID projector headlamps (dipped beam) •LED rear lamps •Powerfold exterior heated mirrors •Rear parking sensors •Traction Control (TC) •Trip computer •Tyre pressure monitoring •Ventilated, grooved disc brakes with ABS Optional Extras •19" 10-spoke forged alloy silver painted wheels with diamond turned finish •Piano Black facia trim •Red brake calipers •Satellite navigation system Accessories You can add a personal touch to your new Aston Martin sports car with our range of stylish, beautifully crafted accessories. View Catalogue

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 8209 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage. X Pack. Volante. Automatic

    POA POA

    Stunning V8 Vantage Volante. X Pack. 1 of 7 Automatics Produced. Matching Numbers and an Original Right Hand Drive, Automatic in Original Factory Colours. Finished in Chichester Blue with Tan Hide Piped in Blue. Blue Carpets. Blue Hood with Tan Headlining. In Stunning Original Condition. 42,000 Miles with full and comprehensive Aston Martin Service History. POW centre Console.

    • Year: 1988
    • Mileage: 42000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Coupe 1974

    €119,000(£104,779.50) €119,000(£104,779.50)

    Aston Martin V8 1974 in very good condition 1974 Aston Martin V8. There were only 967 V8 with Weber carburators built between 1973 and 1978. Recognizable by the 2 headlights, black grille and high air inlet at the hood. Paint in colour dark blue and grey leather interior. The car has the original 5340 CC, V8 engine with 310 HP and automatic gearbox. This combination makes the car drive great. The original manual and a lot of invoices are present. So a very beautiful and excellent driving Aston Martin V8 and a good investment also. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1974
    For sale
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe 4.7 Manual

    £57,995 £57,995

    Cream Truffle Hide with Midnight Blue Stitching Piano Black Centre Console Graphite Trim Caspian Blue Carpet Electric Heated Seats Mutli Function Steering Wheel Cruise Control Aston Martin 160W Audio System with six-CD Autochanger Ipod & USB Connections Bluetooth Telephone Navigation Tracker Clear Rear Lights Yellow Brake Calipers Rear Parking Distance Control 19″ V-Spoke Graphite Alloy Wheels Full Aston Martin Service History Viewing by appointment only

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 14000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Coupe

    £77,950 £77,950

    £77,950 YEAR: 2016 DRIVE SIDE: Right MILEAGE: 12172 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Manual POWER: 430 bhp ENGINE SIZE: 4.7 litre V8 EXTERIOR COLOUR: Quantum Silver INTERIOR COLOUR: Obsidian Black ACCELERATION: 4.6s (0-60 mph) MAX SPEED: 190 mph Standard Features •Alarm and immobiliser •AMi II Infotainment System •Anodised Brake Calipers •Automatic headlights •Automatic wipers •Auxiliary audio input including integrated Apple iPod® connector •Black Anodised Centre Stack Rotaries, Hardware Pack & Airbag Ring •Black Grille, Meshes •Bluetooth® telephone preparation •Carbon Fibre Side Strakes, Roof, Mirror Caps And Arms •Cruise control •Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags •Dynamic stability control (DSC) with Track Mode •Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) •Emergency brake assist (EBA) •Full-grain leather interior •Heated rear screen •Herringbone Carbon Fibre Facia •HID projector headlamps (dipped beam) •LED rear lamps •Machined Carbon Black Or Carbon White Sill Plaques •Obsidian Black Leather, Welt And Steering Wheel With Accent Stitch •Powerfold exterior heated mirrors •Rear parking sensors •Remote-control central door locking and boot release •Satellite navigation system •Shadow

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 12172 mi
    For sale
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