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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 Coupe

    £54,950 £54,950

    £54,950 YEAR: 2011 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: 2011
    • Mileage: 18107 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3 Coupe

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    The V8 Vantage, affectionately named the 'baby Aston' is probably the most sports focussed Aston of the range, rather than the more common Grand Tourer models. Powered by a 4.3 litre V8 engine producing 380 bhp to give performance as good as its looks. This particular example is supplied with a great specification and service history and has been prepared by our award winning workshop to the very highest standards. The service history is as follows: 15/08/2006 - Aston Martin Reading @ 1170 miles 17/08/2007 - Aston Martin Cheltenham @ 6267 miles 02/02/2010 - Aston Martin Exeter @ 13492 miles 15/03/2011 - Aston Martin Walton-On-Thames @ 16483 miles 28/06/2012 - Aston Service London @ 24344 miles 30/09/2013 - Aston Martin Brentwood @ 30232 miles 22/09/2014 - Aston Martin Brentwood @ 32449 miles 21/09/2015 - Aston Martin Brentwood @ 35053 miles 27/09/2016 - Aston Martin Brentwood @ 36718 miles This vehicle is also supplied with 12 months MOT. All of our cars also have a pre-sale 111 point check to ensure they meet our very high preparation standard. Kestrel Leather Sat Nav Xenon (HID) Headlights with Wash N400 Style Side Skirts Heated Seats Aston Martin 700W Premium Audio System Park D

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 37800 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage. X Pack. Volante. Automatic

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    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 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 Coupe 1974

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    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
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe 4.7 Manual

    £59,995 £59,995

    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.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 14000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE N400

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    Features : 2nd Main, ASTON MARTIN BORDEAUX, book a day, 4.3L V8, BVA6 Comment : Park assist, red brake calipers, xenon headlamps, electrically folding mirrors, automatic transmission, automatic electrical shutdown, GPS 16/9, leather interior, hands free phone kit, USB, cruise control, electric memory seats audio jack, seats heated, multifunction steering wheel, tire pressure monitoring, maintenance booklet ...

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 24860 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
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  • Aston Martin V8 Saloon (1974).

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    The Aston Martin V8 range is the next big thing in the classic car market. These cars are fastly appreciating these days, and with a reason, as it is a magnificent car to drive, with ample power from the famous Tadek Marek developed V8 engine. The V8 was built by hand in the Newport Pagnell factory for a period that spreads from 1973 until 1989, and was one of the most expensive cars money could buy at the time. The one we have just received in our inventory is an early example from 1974. It has the pure lines from the pre-Oscar India cars, and is finished in one of the most beautiful colour combinations for the V8 range. The car was delivered new in England as a RHD car, The last Spanish owner had the car converted to LHD when he purchased the car in 2009. As LHD steering racks are not longer available, this must be one of the last converted cars. and is a unique selling point for this car on the Continent. It comes with a good history file, which states that it is a three owners car. There are many invoices in the file, and interesting documentation. It is a matching nrs, car, and still in its original colour combination but probably repainted once. As it is now 40 years old, it

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 900 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 Coupe |

    £70,450 £70,450

    Specification MAKE Aston Martin MODEL V8 Vantage N430 Coupe COLOUR Alloro Green YEAR 2014/14 MILEAGE 17000 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer this exceptional Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 Coupe for sale. Finished in Alloro Green with Obsidian Black Interior Hide accented with Electron Yellow Stitching. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Automatic Headlights, Automatic Wipers, Auxillary Audio Input, Dynamic Stability Control, Emergency Brake Assist, HID Projector Headlamps, Heated Rear Screen, Electrically Operated Exterior Heated Mirrors, Trip Computer, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Ventilated Grooved Brakes, 6 Disc CD Changer, Electric Windows, Climate Control, Day Time Running Lights. OPTIONAL EXTRAS Aston Martin 700w Premium Audio System, Cruise Control, Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Front Parking Sensors, Reversing Camera, Satellite Navigation System, Seatbelts in Warm Charcoal, N430 Logo Seat Embroidery, Carbon Fibre Lightweight Seats, Sports Suspension, Carbon Fibre Facia - Piano Black Trim, Alarm Upgrade Volumetric & Tilt Sensors, Seat Inner Stripe in Racing Yellow. TRANSMIS

    • Mileage: 70450 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe 4.7 Litre |

    £54,450 £54,450

    Specification MAKE Aston Martin MODEL V8 Vantage Coupe 4.7 Litre COLOUR Tungsten Silver with Obsidian Black Leather YEAR 2013/62 MILEAGE 28600 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exceptional Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Finished in Tungsten Silver with Black Hide. Supplied with our 12 month warranty. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Electric Windows, Garmin Satellite Navigation System, Electrically Adjustable Seats, i-Pod Connectivity, CD Player, Rear Parking Sensors, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Xenon Headlights, Auto Dimming Interior Mirror, Multi Function Leather Steering Wheel, Adjustable Steering Column, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Electronic Stability Programme, Clear Rear Lamps. OPTIONAL EXTRAS Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity, Black Brake Calipers, Cruise Control, Piano Black Facia, Front Parking Sensors, 19" V Spoke Silver Diamond Turned Alloys, Heated Front Seats, Aston Tracking System. TRANSMISSION 6 Speed Manual ENGINE CAPACITY 4735 STANDARD POWER (BHP) 420 EMISSIONS (CO 2 ) 321 PRICE £54,450 Interested in vehicle × INTERESTED IN VEHICLE Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe 4.7 Litre Submit Close Form Pri

    • Mileage: 54450 mi
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  • 2006 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE COUPE

    $45,000(£35,320.50) $45,000(£35,320.50)

    --Meteorite Silver with Kestrel Tan leather interior with Cream Truffle stitching, Phantom Grey carpeting, 6-Speed manual transmission, 72,000 One-Owner Miles from new, well optioned, Aston Martin-Prodrive Performance Upgrades! Factory options include: High Specification Alarm, Battery Conditioner, Bluetooth, Alloy Facia, HID Headlamp - Wash and Leveling, Aston Martin Premium Audio, Powerfold Mirror Assembly, Satellite Navigation, Heated Front Seats, Warm Charcoal Seat Belts, Personalized sill Plaques, Umbrella And Holder, 19inch 7-Spoke Wheels. It has also had an after-market i-Pod connectivity added. Standard output is from a 4.3 liter all alloy, dry sump V8 engine producing 380 bhp @ 7,300 rpm and 307 lb. ft. of torque @ 5,000 rpm. Performance is 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of over 175 mph. Purchased new from Ray Catena in July 2006, this Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe has received an unprecedented amount of meticulous maintenance and money spent to date by its one-owner to ensure its superb condition throughout. In 2010, this Vantage received a Pro-Drive Carbon Fiber styling kit which includes a carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser. Additionally, a factory

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 72000 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Series III 'S'

    £99,950 £99,950

    Chassis Number: V8/11734/RCAS Engine Number: V/580/1734/S UK Registration Number: TBA Date of first reg: 18th August 1977 Exterior colour: Rolls Royce Peacock Blue Hood: Interior colour: Burgundy Current Odometer reading: 105791 Mileage Warranty: Steering: Right Transmission: Automatic Options: Front Centre Armrest, Steel Sliding Sun Roof, Auxiliary Driving Lamps, Vantage Front Air Dam 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 its 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 eng

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  • Aston Martin V8 Volante Series II Fuel Injection - Newly reduced

    £199,950 £199,950

    Chassis Number: SCFCV81CXGTR15454 Engine Number: V/585/5454/S UK Registration Number: UPM 269 Date of first reg: 25th March 1986 Exterior colour: Balmoral Green Hood: Green Interior colour: Magnolia piped Green Current Odometer reading: 61,314 Mileage Warranty: Steering: Right Transmission: Manual Options: Ronal Wheels, Auxiliary Driving Lamps, Front Fog Lamps, Head Rests with Pads 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 first appearance in January 1967 at the Racing Car Show in London and raced by Lola in their Type 70 Mk III GT. The first V8 Volante was ro

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

    £76,950 £76,950

    Inspired by Aston Martins rich racing pedigree, N430 is the most dramatic expression of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. They took the beauty, dynamics, and athleticism of the iconic sports car and produced a unique special edition with only 5 unique exterior specifications. The N430 was announced weeks ahead of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, following on from the previous and desirable N400 and N420 editions. This later model is mechanically based on the standard V8 Vantage but with the addition of the ‘S’ 430 bhp engine, ‘S’ suspension and some unique styling features. The N430 puts its 436bhp and 490 NM Torque through the fantastic Prodrive developed Sportshift II gearbox. Propelling this stunning car to 60mph in 4.7 seconds. The Sportshift II N430 here at Hofmanns of Henley is a 2014 “64 Plate”, finished in Jet Black (Stealth Edition) with Obsidian Black Hyde. The N430 has covered a mere 4,600 miles from new and was last serviced at Aston Martin Bristol at 3,939 miles. The N430 here boasts some great optional extras including, 700W Premium Audio, Silver Brake Calipers, Piano Black Trim, Front Parking Sensors, Reversing Camera, Satellite Navigation, N430 Logo on Headrest and Graphite F

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  • 258 - 1976 Triumph Stag

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    Envisioned as a luxury sports car, the Triumph Stag was designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models. The car started as a styling experiment cut and shaped from a 1963-64 Triumph 2000 pre-production saloon, which had also been styled by Michelotti, and loaned to him by Harry Webster, Director of Engineering at Triumph. Electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes were standard. Options included air conditioning, a luggage rack, uprated Koni shock absorbers, floor mats and Lucas Square Eight fog lamps, and a range of aftermarket products, most of which were dealer installed as optional accessories could also be fitted. Rather unusually for a four-seat touring car, the accessory list included a sump protector plate that was never produced. This was probably included as a slightly 'gimmicky' tribute to Triumph's rallying successes. The initial Stag design was based around the saloon's 2.5-litre six cylinder engine, but Harry Webster intended the Stag, large saloons and estate cars to use a new Triumph-designed overhead cam (OHC) 2.5-litre fuel injected V8. This lovely example was the subject of a part restoration in 2015 when it was re-painted in

    • Year: 2017
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  • 255 - 1976 Daimler Sovereign Coupé

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    The Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by to a sequence of luxury cars built by Jaguar but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983 and were based on contemporary Jaguar body shells, chassis and engines. Jaguar Cars took over The Daimler Company in 1960 and the 1966 Sovereign was the second Daimler to be based on a Jaguar model. Subsequent Sovereigns arose with the series I, II and III Jaguar XJ6. The V12 versions of the Daimler, available from 1972 to 1997, were named Daimler Double-Six after the original Daimler V12s. An extended wheelbase version was introduced which eventually became the standard model. From 1975, the 2.8 litre was replaced by a 3.4 litre version of the XK engine. Finally, Jaguar introduced a short-lived two-door pillarless coupé version of the Series II using the short wheelbase floorplan with Daimler versions using both six and twelve cylinder engines; the coupé has proved the most enduring. Built, as it was, in relatively low numbers but demonstrating a purity of profile that has become very sought after. This rare 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupé has been the subject of a cosmetic restoration started in 2010, it included cutting out all the rust f

    • Year: 2017
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  • 159 - 1976 MG Midget

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    First introduced in Monte-Carlo by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) on 20th May 1958 and intended as a low-cost model, the Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, which received a royalty payment from the manufacturers BMC. The low cost of £669 was achieved by using a mildly tuned version of the A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible. Manufactured at the MG sports car factory at Abingdon, it was not surprising that the success of the design would lead to an MG version, which was known as the Midget. The final version of the Austin Healey Sprite arrived in 1966, as the Mk IV. The new model now used a twin carburettor 1275cc version of the proven A-Series engine which it shared with other BMC models such as the Mini Cooper S. Another major improvement was the addition of a folding hood; previous models consisted of a separate hood cover and frame. In 1969, a 'British Leyland' makeover was applied to the Sprite, consisting of matt black paint on the sills, Rostyle wheels and a plastic front grill. In 1974, to meet US federal regulations, large black plastic bumpers were added to the front and rear and the ride height was increase

    • Year: 2017
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  • 103 - 2009 Zhenhua ZH-A50 Monkey Bike

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    The monkey bike, originally introduced by Honda in the 1960's, represents one of their small, low-powered motorcycles, built primarily for fun but also as an exciting way to get around a bustling city or, more so now, used in marinas and large sporting events such as the grand prix. This machine is a Chinese copy of Honda's iconic 50cc Monkey Bike. Unusually, for a modern replica, it has been road registered and comes with a V5C (although currently registered off-road). To date, it has only been used on private land and has consequently traveled very few miles. Semi-automatic with three gears and drum brakes to the front and rear, it has been kept in a heated garage and its general condition is as new. Perfect for some summer fun, you can pop this little bike in the back of your car to get to your destination and then switch to two wheels to go where four cannot.

    • Year: 2017
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  • Aston Martin V8

    £169,995 £169,995

    Aston Martin's V8 Coupe has become something of an Eighties icon, with prices rising accordingly. With more muscular body lines and a torquey eight cylinder engine the car was designed to appeal to the American market and offered a radically different driving experience to the earlier six cylinder DB series. The Series IV (also known as Oscar India) introduced a bonnet bulge in place of the previous scoop, an integral boot spoiler, new dash and revised trim. From 1980 the high compression '580' engine was introduced, still fed by Weber twin choke downdraught carburettors. This lovely automatic example is attractively finished in pale blue with Magnolia hide and fitted with optional BBS alloy wheels. One of only 291 Oscar Indias produced and in very good condition throughout. Originally supplied by Marshalls to the Cambridge Optical Company it was first registered on 1 August 1984. The Aston has clearly been very well maintained throughout its life, as demonstrated by the ream of invoices from Aston Works, dealers and specialists on the large history file. These invoices and a virtually continuous MOT history substantiate the relatively low recorded mileage, and the car drives exactly as it should. With prices of Aston V8s rising steadily this represents a great opportunity to acquire a much loved and very attractive example.

    • Year: 1984
    • Mileage: 65945 mi
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  • 2007 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE ROADSTER

    $56,500(£44,346.85) $56,500(£44,346.85)

    --Merlot Red with Obsidian Black over Sandstorm leather interior, Obsidian Black carpeting and Black convertible top, Sportshift/Automatic/F1 Paddle Shift transmission, 12,000 miles from new. Factory options include: High Spec Alarm, Battery Conditioner, Blue Tooth, Brake Calipers – Black, Smokers Kit, Cruise Control, Piano Black Veneer, Bright Finish Grille, HID Headlamp – Wash/Leveling, Aston Martin Premium Audio, Rear View Mirror Garage Door Opener + Auto Dim Mirror, Powerfold Mirrors, Satellite Navigation, Heated Front Seats, Seatbelts Warm Charcoal, Optional 19” 7 Spoke Wheels. The power output is from a 4.3 liter all alloy, dry sump V8 engine producing 380 bhp @ 7,300 rpm and 307 lb. ft. of torque @ 5,000 rpm. Performance is 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of over 175 mph. Excellent in every way, we have serviced this V8 Vantage Roadster for its previous owner. It has no disappointments and comes complete with all books, tools, extra keys and remotes. Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/9tNFBkaTX_Y

    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 12000 mi
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  • 1900 ASTON MARTIN V8 6.3 LITRE BIG BORE X-PACK VANTAGE ENGINE

    $75,000(£58,867.50) $75,000(£58,867.50)

    --Completely rebuilt break in and dynamometer time only. Starting with a standard V540 AM V8 block and cylinder heads, this engine was strip to a bare block, cleaned, measured, prepped and prepared for Big Bore 6.3 Litre conversion-upgrade from standard 5.3 litre specifications. New 6.3 litre crankshaft, 6.3 litre connecting rods and 6.3 litre pistons were installed. Cylinder liners have been honed to accommodate the larger pistons, new piston rings, new main and rod bearings. The engine has received all new seals throughout. The cylinders heads have been serviced to include x-pack specification large valves, x-pack camshafts. The intake system has received port-matched V8 Vantage intake runners-manifolds and new Weber 48IDA carbs with short tack air trumpets. Freshly rebuilt, setup and run in on dynamometer, this engine is ready for immediate gratification and installation to your V8 Aston. As seen by the dyno data print out, this engine has 480HP @ 5500 RPM and 512 ft. lbs of torque @4600 RPM.

    • Year: 1900
    • Mileage: 2017 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe Manual

    £39,900 £39,900

    Registered 2007 Mileage 38,280 miles Engine Size 4.3l Transmission Manual Fuel Type Petrol Fuel Consumption N/A Registered 2007 Registration AU07CDX Previous Owners N/A Fuel Consumption N/A Tax Band N/A Tax Cost N/A Colour Tungsten Silver Interior Trim N/A Exterior Colour Tungsten Silver Doors N/A Fuel Type Petrol Bodystyle Coupe Mileage 38,280 miles Engine Size 4.3l Transmission Manual 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 Xenon Headlamps Garage Door Opener with Auto Dim Mirror 2007 Model Year 12 Month Aston Martin Approved Warranty Front Wheel Stone Guards Alarm & Immobiliser Power Wash Headlamps Aston Martin Service History Electric Folding Wing Mirrors Bright Finish Front Grille Bluetooth Phone Connection Tyre Pressure Monitoring Low Armrest Bright Tailpipe Finisher Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 38280 mi
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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Sportshift

    £47,995 £47,995

    Registered 2008 Mileage 10,650 miles Engine Size 4.3l Transmission Automatic Fuel Type Petrol Fuel Consumption N/A Registered 2008 Registration HX57TBV Previous Owners N/A Fuel Consumption N/A Tax Band N/A Tax Cost N/A Colour Meteorite Silver Interior Trim N/A Exterior Colour Meteorite Silver Doors N/A Fuel Type Petrol Bodystyle Convertible Mileage 10,650 miles Engine Size 4.3l 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 12 Month Aston Martin Approved Warranty Xenon Headlamps Aston Martin Service History Powerfold Mirrors Front arm rest with storage compartment Bright Finish Front Grille Contrast Stitching Brake Calipers - Red Power Hood Tyre Pressure Monitoring Bluetooth Phone Connection Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) Front Wheel Stone Guards

    • Year: 2008
    • Mileage: 10650 mi
    For sale
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