Aston Martin's first 8-cylinder convertible, the V8 Volante, made its long awaited appearance in June 1978, almost nine years after the launch of the DBS V8. The first series of the Volante had basically the same enhanced specification as the ‘Oscar India’ coupé which appeared four months later. Only 439 examples of the Weber Carburettor Volante such as this one were built, of which 282 in LHD configuration.
Delivered by Star Motor Cars in Houston - still an official Aston Martin dealership today - this particular Aston Martin V8 was originally Crusader White. Apart from the colour change to a very elegant dark blue and the modification from US specification to the slimmer EU bumpers - two wise decisions in our opinion - it is still entirely faithful to its build sheet.
We've known this car since 2013, when it spent several months in our workshop for a full rebuild of the engine, suspension, gearbox, rear axle, brakes, ... These rebuilds are very well documented, with more than 130 pictures and 55.000 EUR of invoices. The car has also been re-upholstered in its original light blue leather with dark blue piping.
True to Aston Martin's tradition, this is a real luxury tourer: it offers great comfort, while being quite a versatile car to drive. This very smooth muscle car allows for relaxed driving, but simply pressing the gas pedal to the floor awakens the mighty 5.3L V8 engine, resulting in brisk performances and strong sensations!
Easy to look after (with the 4 Weber carburettors instead of a more complex fuel injection system) this supercar offers an exclusive mix of refinement and rarity coupled to the marque's glorious pedigree.
With other convertibles and Volantes climbing to ever-higher prices, this V8 Volante is still an affordable step into the exclusive classic Aston Martin world at 188.000 EUR.
**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 .....
1974 Aston Martin AMV8 convertible For Sale. This recently restored car is one of the original Aston Martin V8 conversions produced by specalist converter Paul Banham in the 1970's.
This car is finished in Balmoral Green with cream and piped green leather seats, with a matching dark green hood and .....
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, .....