To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Monterey event, 15 - 17 August 2019. One of 367 V-8 Vantages made over 12-year limited production runOne of 137 final variant “X-Pack” cars producedOne of only six built to desirable V585 “Cosmetic” Vantage specificationExceptional original, unrestored example finished in rare Jubilee SilverFully documented, including factory build sheet, manuals, and original sales literatureSingle private owner; first time offered for public saleRecent service by marque expert Aston Martin hand-built only 367 bespoke V-8 Vantage cars from 1977 to 1989. The V-8 Vantage progressed through three unofficial series: the first from launch until May 1980, the second until 1986, and the final series referred to as the “X-Pack” or “V580X” from 1986 to 1989. The classically styled Vantage X-Pack was the swan song for the William Towns–designed V-8 coupe and remains today one of the most highly sought-after Aston Martins of the era. It received Zagato’s uprated Koni suspension, larger Ronal 16-inch alloys fitted with Goodyear Eagle tires, and subtly revised bodywork that featured a deep front spoiler and slightly larger flared wheel arches, which continue to the end of the wheel arch rather than tapering off, as the earlier Vantage flares did.This stunning Vantage is one of a mere 137 final X-Pack Vantages built, of which six cars were specially built to V585 “Cosmetic” Vantage specification. These cars were identical in every way but fitted with the federal-specification V585 EFI engines, which allowed them to meet stricter emissions requirements. Five of these six Vantages were sold in Japan with full European bodies, complete with desirable chrome “blade” bumpers, and one went to the USA fitted with the larger black impact bumpers. These extremely rare Weber-Marelli fuel-injected X-Pack versions are today highly sought after due to ease of maintenance and far greater reliability, not to mention the fact that they are fully California emissions compliant. The 1989 California Emissions Compliance decal is still in place under the hood of this car, as is the original brass plate affixed to the motor confirming that it was hand-built by Mick Wilson, a senior engine builder at Aston Martin at the time.Listed in noted Vantage expert Kean Roger’s Vantage V580X book, which documents each of the 137 final X-Pack Vantages, chassis number 12694 is car number 131 of 137, making it the seventh-from-last Vantage ever produced. It was one of only two built in elegant Jubilee Silver and is described in the book as “the penultimate ‘Cosmetic’ Vantage built for the Japanese market. Delivered new through Azabu motors in November 1989 and not seen since…” The warranty page in the original owner’s manual confirms that this car was delivered new on 9 November 1989 to its first and only private owner, an Aston Martin collector in Japan who owned the car until it was acquired by the consigner in June of 2018. The owner was an AMOC member as noted by the original AMOC Japan sticker still on the rear window, along with an original Azabu Motors decal, as Azabu was the sole Japanese importer of Aston Martin at the time.This special Vantage is completely original and untouched—the car is exactly as it left the factory nearly 30 years ago, with all original finishes intact. The paint, leather, carpeting, woodwork, etc., are all in original unrestored condition. It would be extremely difficult to find another with this level of originality and still in such exceptional condition. When the consigner shipped the car to North America from Japan, in fact, it still retained its original factory-delivered Goodyear Eagle tires from 1989, though they have now been replaced with correct Michelin Pilot Sports sourced in the UK, as the Goodyears are no longer available. It still retains all original books, including both sets of keys, one of which is still on its original Azabu Motors leather key fob, and the car has just been sorted and serviced by noted Aston Martin specialists, making it ready to be driven and enjoyed.An extremely rare and desirable car, this stunning final-production-series Vantage presents beautifully and is a testament to the inherent quality of this very exclusive, handcrafted British supercar. Vantages like this are rarely seen, much less offered for public sale, and this is perhaps the finest, most original V-8 Vantage available anywhere today. It is fully sorted, California emissions compliant, and boasts a wonderful history and superlative condition. This car represents an unrepeatable opportunity for the serious Aston Martin collector.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at - details above.
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ORIGINAL VANTAGE VOLANTE SUPERCHARGED 6.3L 681 BHP 617 lbft TORQUE .....
Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this 1987 Aston Martin Vantage Volante
Finished in Chichester Blue with Parchment Hide interior with Blue Hood,
29000 recorded miles,
Supplied by Stratton Motor Company
For further details please contact Roger Bennington .....
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1987 Aston Martin
Vantage Volante 5.3 V8
Finished in Chichester Blue
With Parchment hide and blue hood
5 speed manual gearbox
1 Previous owner
Supplied by ourselves with good history
only 37,268 miles
For further details please contact Roger Bennington on 01508 530491
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