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1979 Aston Martin V8 clean driver 5 speed Rare 1 of 967 $obo For Sale

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  • 1979
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Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Aston Martin
Model V8
Year 1979
Country USA
Region International
Telephone (001) 503 305 0411
Status Trade
Date 02-Apr-2020
Ref C1218072

Located in the USA...

- A 1979 Aston Martin V8 = clean solid driver coming soon and on request with a email please...Rare 1 of 967 made....

- Transmission Type 5-Speed Manual...

Price:$Best offer please....USD dollars...$obo....

1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III Saloon
The Gentleman's British Muscle Car

One of only 967 Series III V8 Coupés

Complete Numbers-Matching: Engine, Gearbox, Rear Axle & Livery
- Per Aston Martin Heritage Trust & Car Record Card
Ideally Optioned with All Power Equipment Left Hand Drive & 5-Speed Manual Transmission
Outstanding Driver - Complete with Manual, Jack & Spare Assembly
Recent Inspection, Service, and Detailing Performed
Distinguished & Entirely Handbuilt Grand Tourer from Aston Martin

After an announcement on 27 September 1969, the DBS was made available with the long awaited V8 engine, with the car being known as the DBSV8 – a four-seat grand touring car, capable of 160 mph. As with the straight six, the design of the new V8 engine was the work of Tadek Marek. With a capacity of 5340cc and 4 overhead camshafts with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, the DBSV8 was the fastest 4-seater production car in the world at the time. This engine was to form the basis of all Aston Martin power plants for the next 20 years. Apart from the change of engine, notable visual differences were the specially designed 15'' GKN light alloy wheels, with ventilated brake discs for the first time on an Aston Martin production car.

The Aston Martin V8 is often considered the Gentleman's British Muscle Car and this particular example exemplifies this in its as-delivered, Raven Black paint over Magnolia leather upholstery and Sandringham beige carpeting - lavishly equipped with power windows and locks, power assisted steering, air conditioning, 5-Speed manual transmission, rear seatbelts and headrests. According to Aston Martin Heritage Trust and the Chassis' Car Record Card, 11812 was completed in November of 1977 and dispatched on December 7th as a U.S. specification model – destined to dealer Hollywood Showroom.

- Today, this outstanding V8 retains factory equipment, trim, etched glass, and much of its upholstery and accessories. Engine, gearbox and rear axle are original to the vehicle. The recorded mileage of 52,000 is said to be original.

- In years past, the exterior received fresh paintwork in the original color, while the cabin's original leather was re-dyed to freshen up appearances.

- The engine bay and stowage compartment appear correct and tidy, while the rear is complete with spare and jack assembly.

- Performance is strong. with solid handling reflected by its originality. Notable recent services include overhauled brake boosters by White Post Restorations, a tune-up of the ignition and intake, along with all new filters and fluids. Whitney Motor Werks of New Hampshire addressed electrical components, such as new rocker switches, amenity equipment wiring, new radio, speakers and a repadding of the driver's seat.

- In April 2020, the car's lower boxed rockers, an often-problematic corrosion point for these models, were properly removed and replaced by the artisans at MetalCraft Racing in Houston, TX. The V8 remains exceptionally solid throughout the body, frame, pans and undercarriage. Cavallo Auto Salon of , TX performed a paint correction shortly after.

- This stunning late, 305hp Series III V8 certainly impresses and makes for a highly capable GT. Benefitting from an April service, major detailing, steam cleaning and paint correction.

- The documentation file includes a copy of the build specification and Heritage Certificate. Available for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.

Note* Vehicle titled as a 1979

Engine Compression PSI/Cylinder

1. 130 PSI
2. 130 PSI
3. 135 PSI
4. 135 PSI
5. 135 PSI
6. 135 PSI
7. 140 PSI
8. 135 PSI

Note: Titled as a 1979 Year Model
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Specs and history

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The Aston Martin V8 is an automobile which was manufactured by Aston Martin in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1989. As with all traditional Aston Martins, it was entirely handbuilt – with each car requiring 1,200 man-hours to finish.

Aston Martin were looking to replace the DB6 model and had designed a larger, more modern looking car. The engine was not ready, however, so in 1967 the company released the DBS with the straight-six Vantage engine from the DB6. Two years later, Tadek Marek's V8 was ready, and Aston released the DBS V8. With the demise of the straight-six Vantage in 1973, the DBS V8, now restyled and called simply the Aston Martin V8, became the company's mainstream car for nearly two decades. It was retired in favour of the Virage in 1989.


1991 Aston Martin Virage coming soon and on request please....$obo...

Specs and history

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   Shipping at your cost about $1,500.. to the UK ports...

   Thanks for looking....

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