The Aston Martin V8 was manufactured in the United Kingdom at Newport Pagnell from 1969 to 1989. As with all traditional Aston Martins, it was entirely handbuilt, with each car requiring 1,200 man hours to finish.
The V8 became known as the AM V8, a model retroactively referred to as the Series 2 V8 to separate it from later models. Visual differences included twin quartz headlights and a mesh grille, a front design which was to last until the end of production in 1989. AM V8 cars, produced from May 1972 through July 1973, and used a similar engine to the DBS V8, albeit with Bosch fuel injection rather than the earlier carburettors. Just 288 Series 2 cars were built. Although David Brown had by then left the company, he oversaw the development of this model. The first 17 cars still carried leftover “DBS V8” badging. The car switched back to Weber carburetors for the Series 3 in 1973.
As Aston Martin neared the end of production of their V8, a limited number of cars were produced with the ‘S’ suffix. These V8 ‘S’ cars were used as a forerunner to the Oscar India/V8 Vantage. The Aston Martin Heritage Trust stated: “The Aston Martin V8/11775/RCAS is a rare and special car.” The AMV8 series 3 model with the uprated ‘stage 1’ tune or ‘S’ spec engine was built for only for a year between June 1977and September 1978.
This particular example was built in November 1977, and is an Aston Martin V8 ‘S’, one of 184 built in RHD, in Green with Beige upholstery; this is a matching numbers car with large history file, showing only 57,000 miles from new. The car is described as being in good condition inside and out, and mechanically good. The car had a major rebuild and respray about twenty years ago, before the car was sold by Aston Workshop to its current owner in 2006 and registered in Germany with German historic registration with a current TÜV certificate.
Dieser Aston Martin V8 “S” wurde im November 1977 erbaut und ist nur 1 von 184 gebauten in RHD. In Grün mit beiger Polsterung, ist dies ein ein Auto mit passenden Nummern und nur 57.000 Meilen gefahren. Es wird in einem guten Gesamtzustand beschrieben. Vor etwa 20 Jahren wurde der Wagen komplett wieder aufgewartet und neu lackiert, bevor er 2006 an seinen aktuellen Besitzer nach Deutschland verkauft wurde. Es wird mit deutscher historischer Registrierungsdokument und aktuellem TÜV Zertifikat übergeben.