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. The series 2 V8 Volante was introduced in January 1986 with Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection replacing carburetors and the addition of BBS alloy wheels. Only 245 of these series 2 V8 Volantes were ever produced! This Aston Martin V8 Volante Series 2 left the factory in September 1986 originally in Silver with grey leather, burgundy piping and hood. The factory options included adjustable steering column and a rare tonneau cover! It had been specially ordered by Aston Martin dealer Victor Wilson in Edinburgh for a private customer and was registered in November that year. During the initial ownership the car was serviced by Murray Motor Co. Edinburgh and by Aston Martin Works, Newport Pagnell, in June 89 at just 9,000 miles. In April 1990
aston martin 1986 v8 volante efi automatic alloy-wheels leather aston-martin rwd petrol british fast convertible 2wd
3-19 High Street
Olney, MK46 4AA, Buckinghamshire
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