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Lot 117 - 1984 Aston Martin V8 Volante

One of 173, Only 23,700 miles from new

€95,000

Auction IAA Frankfurt Motor Show September 2015

Lot Details

Lot Number 117
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number SCFCV8IETL15343
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Described by former Aston Martin Chairman Victor Gauntlett as, ‘a stylish thoroughbred, beautifully built, luxurious, fast and immensely safe,’ the V8 was built in several variants, one of the more exclusive being the Volante convertible. 1978 saw the introduction of a much awaited Volante convertible, with a power operated fully lined hood. The V8 evolved over its long production life, more engine modifications being introduced in 1980 with the “580 series” engine, BBS wheels replacing the GKN alloys in 1983, and in late 1985 the adoption of Weber Marelli fuel injection. These “585” engined cars were notable for their flat bonnet line and were the final development of the model.

Arguably the ultimate in soft-top luxury, the newcomer boasted a lined, power-operated hood which, when erected, endowed the walnut embellished interior with all the solidity and refinement associated with the saloon version. Although its open-car aerodynamics meant that top speed suffered with the hood down, the Volante’s 150mph top speed nevertheless ranked it among the world’s fastest convertibles. V8 Volante and Vantage Volante chassis numbers ran from ‘15001’ to ‘15849’, a total of 849 cars. Total production of V8 Volante with Weber carburettors reached 441 examples of which just 157 are known to be right hand drive and only 19 of these known to have manual transmission. This leaves 266 known left hand drive cars and of these, just 50 with manual transmission. Of the left hand drive cars, 173 were sold in North America. The V8 Volante was an overwhelming success accounting for more than half of the V8 engined Astons produced every year.

Chassis number 15343 is one of the last carburettor cars built, leaving the factory at Newport Pagnell in 1984, which also significantly was the year Aston Martin celebrated the landmark production of it’s 10,000th car. This V8 Volante was ordered with automatic transmission in Pennine Sand with Brown Leather upholstery and with Beige electric hood, exactly as the car remains today and is one of only 173 cars built in this specification. First registered in May 1984, with its matching numbers engine, original BBS wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control and with only 23,700 miles from new, and one owner for 28 years. This car represents a fantastic opportunity as the market for rare original Aston Martins is on the rise. Not to be missed.

Supplied with its original jack, period manuals, detailed ownership history including original receipts from Aston Martin Specialists, with a recent complete once over by specialists and recent work carried out includes the fitting of a new stainless steel exhaust, new filters, rebuilt Koni shocks by a Koni dealer, new bumpers, electric hood as new, new halogen headlights and a recent safety certificate dated 05/06/15.

Fahrgestellnummer 15343 ist eines der letzten gebauten Vergaserautos, welches die Fabrik in Newport Pagnell 1984 verließ, was auch das bedeutsame Jahr war in dem Aston Martin die Produktion seines 10.000. Autos feierte. Dieser V8 Volante wurde mit Automatik-Getriebe bestellt, in “Pennine Sand” mit brauner Lederpolsterung und mit der beigem Elektrikdach. Heute ist es im exakt selben Zustand geblieben, und ist eines von nur 173 in dieser Spezifizierung gebauten Autos. Erstregistriert im Mai 1984, mit seinen original BBS Rädern, Klimaanlage, Temporegler und nur 23.700 gefahrenen Meilen, und nur einem Eigentümer in 28 Jahren. Dieses Auto bietet eine fantastische Gelegenheit, soweil der Markt für seltene original Aston Martins immer mehr zunimmt. Dies sollte nicht verpasst werden.

Übergeben wird es mit seinem original Wagenheber, Handbüchern, original Quittungen von Aston Martin Spezialisten. Erst kürzlich von Fachmännern aufgearbeitet, samt neu angepasstem rostfreiem Auspuff, neuen Filtern, neue Stoßstangen, elektrische Haube, neue Halogenscheinwerfer, und ein neues Sicherheitszertifikat am 05/06/15 datiert.


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