David Brown’s ambition to take Aston Martin to new heights required a more powerful V8 engine to replace their established straight six. Whilst the DBS went into production in 1967 it wasn’t until two years later that the car received the new, more powerful, V8. The V8 powered DBS ensured Aston could offer one of the fastest production cars in the world. Unfortunately, this was not enough to return Aston Martin to profit and as such David Brown sold the company to Company Developments in 1972.
After Company Developments’ acquisition of Aston Martin work started on a comprehensive facelift of the DBSV8. The main visual differences were the adoption of single headlamps and a revised front grille. Now known as the AMV8, the car retained the Bosch mechanical fuel injection system until August 1973, when four twin choke Weber carburettors were fitted, together with updates to the interior trim, a bigger bonnet bulge to clear the carburettor air box and a re-designed fuel tank to allow more luggage space. Powered by the Tadek Marek designed all aluminium 5.3 litre V8 engine producing in excess of 310 bhp, the AMV8 was capable of accelerating from rest to 60 mph in just 6.1 secs and on to a claimed top speed of 140 mph.
The Aston Martin V8 offered here at Autostorico is 1974 Series III example which was supplied new in the UK. Finished in Blue metallic with Blue leather interior this rare manual car has covered 121,912 miles. This collectable Aston Martin is made rarer still by the addition of a factory fit sunroof. The car has been in the same family ownership for the last 17 years and during that time has benefited from a mechanical overhaul. The current owner has had the car out in Sardinia for the last two years and has recently driven the car back to the UK without it missing a beat. Whilst the car is mechanically sound it would benefit from some cosmetic attention as the body work is starting to show signs of corrosion.
The car comes complete with an owners manual and history file detailing mechanical works completed over the years by the likes of Pugsley & Lewis Ltd, Trinity Engineering and Mike Morgan. The car is also supplied with a number of previous MOT’s to corroborate the mileage.
**Please note: This vehicle is currently nearing completion of a comprehensive total restoration with completion scheduled within the next few weeks. This, without doubt, will be among the very best examples available of this increasingly iconic classic Aston Martin
The Aston Martin V8 is an automobile .....
ASTON MARTIN 5.4 V8 SALOON, 1974
MILEAGE: - 37,200 MILES ONLY
DEEP CARRIAGE GREEN WITH BLACK BRIDGE OF WEIR HIDE
FACTORY SPECIFCATIONS INCLUDE: - BORG WARNER AUTOMATIC GEARBOX, LEATHER BUCKET FRONT SEATS, WEBER CARBURETTORS, OVERRIDERS, KENT ALLOY WHEELS, TWO REARGUARD FOG LAMPS, QI FOG AND SPOT .....
Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this 1975 Aston Martin V8 Saloon,
Finished in Celeste Blue with Blue Leather/Hide Interior,
Carburettor Car, one of only 967 examples,
Centre glove box,
Very original and exceptional car,
Recorded mileage 66,109
For further .....
Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this 1981 Aston Martin V8 Saloon,
Finished in Metallic Windsor Red with Magnolia Hide Interior with Burgundy piping,
Upgraded to Vantage Specification including Vantage wheel arches, spoilers and grill,
Uprated engine fitted with .....
This Vantage has it all, Sat/nav., Electric Seats and Heated Front Screen,19"Alloy Upgrade just refurbished with new rear tyres,Tracker, Parking Sensors, Red Brake Calipers with new discs and pads,This Face lift model has 9 stamps in the service book and has had only 2 owners, it is in superb condition .....
Jubilee Silver metallic with Burgundy Hide
V580 Manual Coupe: One of only 94 models produced
Hexagon Classics are pleased to offer this wonderful Aston Martin Vantage, which we present as a special car, even by our standards.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed as "Britain's First Supercar" .....
Extremely beautiful V8 Aston Martin. Built 8th July 1977, shipped over to AML Inc. in the States on 13th July 1977 and arrived at the Aston Martin dealership in Nevada in the fall of that year. The first owner, a Mr. Keith, bought this car for his wife in 1979 as a present. In 1997 at 102,255 miles, .....
Finished in Masons Black with black trim and hood, this 9000 mile car is in very original condition.
Being chassis number 15023 this was the 23rd Volante produced and then exported to the US,
The car is equipped with Euro spec chrome bumpers and weber carburetors.
Aston Martin V8 Oscar India 1981 Automatic. Silver with light blue leather interior with dark blue piping. Headrests, electric windows, central locking, stereo , wood trim, front fog lights, air conditioning, Mot Lita leather steering wheel. This is the Oscar India model with the flip tail back and .....
Arguably the most iconic brand among the British gentlemen tourers, Aston Martin is often synonymous with elegance, sophistication, and high-performance luxury. Popularized on the James Bond film "The Living Daylights" and designed by William Towns on the basis of the prior DBS, the V8 can be considered .....