I’ve owned this AMV8 since 1997 and have not been able to finish it. Some work was completed by me to get the car on the road, most of the major bodywork was completed by a local specialist, photo history is available. I have a folder of history from the previous owner, detailing work by Aston Engineering. Originally the car was Silver Birch with a red interior and was fitted with an electric sunroof that leaked incessantly – when the bodywork was done a replacement roof panel was sourced from Rikki Cann and fitted to the vehicle. The red interior that came with the car was exchanged for a slightly later cream one : this will require restoration. No Carpets remain.
The Car went to Aston Martin Service for an inspection 20 years ago and I have the report – although a lot of work has been done since.
I had the car colour changed in 2003. It has done no miles and been in storage since then.
Here’s the work carried out:
Body stripped , door bottoms, rear front wheel arches and various repairs to the aluminium frame. Structural welding around the wheelarches. Boot floor was a previous repair - not to the same standard.
Boot and Bonnet lids were de laminating so were split and re sealed.
Fuel tank was leaking so was professionally cleaned repaired and re sealed.
Aircon system has been removed and is no longer with the vehicle.
The sills were patched by me a few years prior to the major bodywork., needing only some minor repairs – however this was 20+ years ago so they may need replacing as part of the reinstatement work.
The whole interior has been removed and the wiring loom is probably serviceable but I had planned to replace it. Only a driver’s seat is in the car to facilitate moving it.
Some interior panelling has been professionally veneered with burr walnut. Glove box, Instrument panel, Center console. Clock housing. This an be removed if the new owner wants to return to the vinyl look.
Re sprayed Mandarin Yellow Aston Martin Colour (RG22 if memory serves) see F Wilson McCombe book for a Vantage in this colour. ICI paint was used. This was a colour change not a respray – all door shuts and internal parts that should be yellow are yellow – no silver birch remains.
Brake Vacuum take off from the engine has been disconnected to allow the engine to tick over nicely whilst in the garage – one of the brake servos has an air leak from a poorly seating air valve and this upsets the running.
There are electric fans fitted and there’s a thermostat kit amongst the parts to control this – my late stepfather had bought one for his Interceptor and it worked very well so became a future addition for the Aston.
The car has stood for many years in its garage so although work has been done to refurbish parts, these may have suffered from lack of use.
All 4 Webber Carburettors professionally ultrasonically cleaned out and re sealed.
Twin SU fuel Pump has been changed to electronic.
Brake lines done.
Stainless steel brake pistons ( Stuart Bailey AMOC) fitted and the car has done about 5000 miles in my ownership.
There are new windscreen rubbers to go with the car.
Stainless steel wheel nuts are fitted along with correct spacers and lugs (rear axle).
Koni front and rear Shock absorbers were fitted by a previous owner.
The tyres will all need replacement, there are two later GKN wheels to go with the car only..
Please note this Aston Martin will require further work and parts to get back on the road.
If you want any further information please contact me via the email address. If you wish to organise an Aston Martin Approved Agent to inspect the car, that’s fine please contact me beforehand to arrange access to the car. Viewing is strictly by appointment. The Aston will need transporting, and you will also need a good sized van for the removed parts (interior etc).
Price £60000 or near offer. Payment by Bank transfer only, the car will not be released to the purchaser until the funds have cleared.
Thank you for your time.
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