The Aston Martin V8 first appeared back in 1970 with the advent of the DBS V8 and such was the success of the car that a convertible version was always considered. Aston Martin’s concerns over building such a fast powerful convertible car were eventually overcome and the long awaited V8 Volante first appeared in June 1978. The first series cars had basically the same specification as the ‘Oscar India’ saloons which appeared later that year. Some 600 of these series 1 Volante’s were built with only a handful being converted to 7 litres. This Aston Martin V8 Volante originally in Gold with Tan trim and hood, was registered in March 1979 to S C Grant Properties who sold it on very quickly. These were the heady days of sports car speculation and wildly increasing prices and as such this car passed through several owners and dealers in a short time including a Mr Barrie Sweet of St Austell who actually owned it twice! Buying it once in 1982 and again in 1986!! It eventually found a home in 1993 at only 20,000 miles with Mrs Jacqueline Lawrence from Hythe, a motoring enthusiast who set about making it a beautiful car. She gave the car a thorough mechanical going over, a bare metal re-spr
aston martin 1979 v8 volante automatic 7000cc rsw aston-martin rwd petrol british fast convertible 2wd
3-19 High Street
Olney, MK46 4AA, Buckinghamshire
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