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’ acquistion 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 Series IV – “Oscar India” named after its October Introduction was launched to the public at the Birmingham International Motor Show in 1978. The Series IV external changes included the closed Carburettor bonnet bulge and integrated boot lid spoiler. The Oscar India also saw the introduction of a more sumptuous interior with extensive use of Burr Walnut and additional Connolly leather. During its production run just 352 Coupe Oscar India’s were built.
The Aston Martin V8 Series IV Oscar India Automatic offered here at Autostorico is 1980 registered example finished in Old English Pewter with beige leather interior. Chassis number “12197” was delivered new to Mr MF Bream of Leicester by Aston Martin Sales Ltd of Sloane Street, London on 4th January 1980. This exceptional, 5 owner, car has covered 122,513 documented miles and has a remarkable history, still retaining its original service record books and Yellow warranty card. Having been maintained throughout the car’s life to the highest possible standard the car has recently undergone the following work, the majority of which has been carried out by either Aston Martin London or Aston Engineering Ltd: Sills replaced during recent Chassis work, engine bay detail including removal of the engine, new bulk head lining, all fittings stripped, cleaned, re-plated and powder coated as necessary, gearbox rebuild by ATS, high torque starter motor fitted, exhaust manifolds blasted and heat coated, brakes and master cylinder overhauled, new air conditioning system, and a new alternator has been fitted. The interior has also been refurbished with new boot carpets fitted.
Supplied with an extensive history file including a current V5 registration document, previous MOT’s and various invoices.
This stunning car offers the purchaser an opportunity to own a unique example of a true British classic, which will certainly appreciate further over time.
**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 .....
Aston Martin AM V8, 1978, very original, 47,000 miles only. Glorious scarlet coachwork. Unmarked cream leather
seating and carpets. Full service history.
Diamond Alloy wheels. 5.3 litre engine with twin cam motor
and 4 carburettors. AM registration valued at £16k.
Elderly enthusiast sadly .....
It's not hard to see why the V8 Vantage has been such a massive success for Aston Martin. Just look at it.
SMC are proud to offer for sale this 2005, 3 owner, with 55,000 miles V8 Vantage Coupe.
• A 4.3-litre engine producing 380bhp
• 0-60mph in only 4.8 seconds
• A top speed .....
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.