1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X Pack Coupe (RHD) For Sale
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|1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Coupe For Sale In London (RHD)|
1 of only 137 original factory-built V580X V8 Vantage
The ultimate gentleman’s supercar
Finished in the ‘best’ colour combination
Factory fitted Electric sunshine roof
An asset for any collection
Finished in quite possibly one of the rarest of colour combinations of Cannock Black coachwork with matching Black Connolly hide, Wilton carpets and contrasting Burgundy Red piping. As per the ‘Works’ Heritage certificate and build records that this particular example was built for the UK home market and ordered to V8 Vantage X-Pack 430 BHP specification making our car 1 of only 137 cars built worldwide.
Specially ordered in automatic form from new making the car, even more, rarer and only 1 of only 47 cars built in this configuration, Additionally this example benefits with the ultra rare factory fitted option of an electric sunshine roof plus the additional features of the flagship Aston, which included Ronal alloy wheels, Cibe headlights, Air Conditioning and Power steering.
Having been acquired by DD Classics for the personal use of the chairman of the business Mr Daniel Donovan, who since the launch of the V580X V8 Vantage at the Birmingham International Motor Show in 1986 has never been far away from one these timeless yet formidable cars over the past 33 years. Interest in these last of the line X-Packs has grown in recent years twinned with the short production run making this truly a unique opportunity to own possibly one of the finest British supercars to make a wonderful addition to any collection.
Having been impeccably maintained regardless of cost since day one with continued detailed maintenance running through to the present day. On file a comprehensive service invoice records, together with the owner-drivers book pack, original factory supplied service book (which is a rarity to still see ), tool roll & jack.
Between March 1977 and December 1989, the V8 Vantage was the only British member of the Supercar club. It may have weighed as much as a house (about 1800 kg actually) but could see off the skimpy Ferrari 512BB and Testarossa plus the Lamborghini Countach with aplomb and carry an extra two passengers.
With the resurrection of the Vantage name in 1977, Aston Martin enthusiasts everywhere breathed a sigh of relief; previously applied to high-power versions of the DB six-cylinder cars, it had been dormant since the V8’s arrival back in 1969. A heavier car than its six-cylinder predecessor, the V8 suffered as emissions legislation became ever more strangulating, leading to concern that Aston Martin’s traditional performance image might be lost. The arrival of the Vantage dispelled any such worries.
Propelling Aston’s V8 into the supercar league was a tuned version of the existing 5,340cc engine breathing through a quartet of 48mm Weber carburettors rather than the standard 42mm units. Valves and ports were enlarged and the camshafts changed, the end result being an estimated maximum output of around 370bhp.
“Well, the Aston Martin really was a tremendous surprise. To think of a car of this size and shape – not to say there’s anything wrong with the shape – but it’s such a big car and to imagine what it must take to go 175mph is almost unthinkable. It just has a tremendous feeling of power and quality”. Phil Hill after reaching 175mph testing a V8 Vantage for US magazine Road & Track.
The V8 Vantage progressed through three unofficial series, the first from launch until May 1980 producing the aforementioned 370bhp, the second until 1986 with 380bhp and the final series, referred to as the X-Pack version (note the ‘X’ suffix in the engine number) boasting over 400bhp. Incorporating lessons learned from the limited production Zagato model, the classically styled V8 Vantage X-Pack received the Zagato’s uprated suspension, larger wheels/ tyres, flared arches front and rear and running detail changes including revisions to badge colouring, air conditioning, central locking, door armrests, fuel fillers, the stereo system and exterior mirrors. The easiest way to tell an X-Pack, however, is from the flares which continue to the end of the wheel arch rather than tapering away, and of course the X suffix on the engine number. In total, 137 Vantage X-Pack cars were built before production ceased in 1989, of which a mere 43 were left-hand drive. Automatic transmission and low emissions specs were also offered and of those 43 cars, just 29 were European specification manual versions.
Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call the details below for more information.
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