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The Forge Harwoods House Banbury Road Ashorne Warwickshire

CV33 9LA

1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 Auto For Sale by Auction

To be offered by Silverstone Auctions, for our upcoming auction, The May Sale 2021.

Offered at No Reserve

Striking, UK-supplied, automatic Series 3 AM V8 on offer at No Reserve.

Early Series 3, automatic, UK-supplied in right-hand drive by Lazenby Garages Ltd.
Chassis number V8/ 11038/ RCA was completed on 5th October 1973 confirmed by its Heritage Certificate
Introduced in August, 1973 the Series 3 cars featured four twin-choke Weber carbs and a deep bonnet air scoop
The early Weber-fuelled, cars produced 310bhp offering 0-60 in 6. 1 secs (auto) and 150mph
Photo-documented, ground-up restoration started in 2016 at a cost of around £50, 000 and only a few miles since
Now resplendent in a classic shade of Mendip Blue with a fabulous Cream and French Navy Blue leather interior
A lovely example of the big, post-David Brown, V8s offered at No Reserve

The six cylinder William Towns styled DBS had been around for a couple of years anxiously awaiting the V8 engine that had been especially designed for it. In early 1970, the DBS V8 was finally ready to become one of the fastest cars available at the time. The 5. 3 litre Tadek Marek-designed engine was able to develop around 320bhp, which gave the ability to reach 160mph; all this with space for four people. Demand for the car was great with production reaching 402 examples within just two years. From April 1972, the DBS V8 received a mild restyle and a new name. The 'DB' was dropped as David Brown had sold the company and the car became known simply as the 'Aston Martin V8'. The most visible change was the adoption of two 7" quartz iodine headlamps and black mesh grill, the design of which was the work of the original designer, William Towns.

This Aston Martin V8 according to its accompanying Heritage Certificate was first registered on the 10th October 1973 and finished in Cosmic Fire Cambridge Blue with Burgundy leather. Now offered in todays modern yet classic Mendip Blue with Cream leather and French Navy Blue piping upholstery, this example is in fabulous condition and has been with six owners from new. Purchased in April of 2016, as a stalled restoration, the late current vendor decided to commence upon a full nut and bolt recommission spanning four years. With parts supplied by Aston Engineering and work completed by Aston Martin specialists and the engine by Chase Engines, resulting in a final bill of circa £50, 000.

Having been restored over the past years, with a hugely thorough and well documented and photographed history file including its Heritage Certificate, this car is an eminently usable classic, however, we feel that it's better considered as an ongoing project. Growing rapidly in popularity with collectors and enthusiasts alike, the restoration of these V8s from the 70s now makes sound economic sense for those looking at a long-term investment.

ONR 4M is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, original Instruction Book (complete with service vouchers) and sundry paperwork.

For any further information or if you would like to book a viewing please do call James Clover on the details below.

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