|Aston Martin V8 Volante|
Runnymede Motor Company
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|couleur||Rolls Royce Royal Blue|
|couleur intérieure||Magnolia hide|
|conduite||conduite à droite|
|kilométrage||94.951 km / 59.000 mi|
|Announced on 21st June 1978 the V8 Volante was built to satisfy the persistent demands for new open four seater cars. Ably demonstrated by the escalation in prices of used Aston Martin drop-head coupes, particularly in the United States. Its specification follows the contemporary V8 saloon series IV (Oscar India) announced four months later, sharing revised rear body lines, bonnet (the carburettor bulge with dummy air scope now closed at front), burr walnut dash board and door cappings. The convertible hood is fully lined and power operated. The engine, was by then the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek that had made its first appearance in January 1967 at the Racing Car Show in London and raced by Lola in their Type 70 Mk III GT. The first V8 Volante was road tested by Motor Magazine on the 3rd of March, 1979, when 0-60 M.P.H. in 7.7 seconds and a maximum 150 M.P.H. were recorded. Most production until March 1981 was exported to North America, with home and continental European markets following thereafter. In 1983, the Volante shared a number of detailed improvements with series IV saloon such as, revised heating & ventilation controls and BBS alloy wheels.|
Production amounted to approximately 438 cars, between June 1978 & January 1986. However, as the majority would have been for export the used market in the U.K. remains under supplied.
Aston Martin V8's have always proved a popular and durable classic car and the Volante is the ultimate Grand Tourer.
This 1980 built example was sold by us to the last owner in Holland in 2007 and to the previous owner in 2002. It is a car that has always been meticulously maintained and items such as chassis corrosion were addressed as necessary back in 2006. During its 5 years in the Netherlands it has covered only 8,000 miles making a total mileage of just 59,000 from new. Recent works have included the fitting later type BBS alloys and 4 new Avon Turbospeed tyres less than 1,000 miles ago, a new headlining, re-padding of the driver’s seat, new brake pads and new wheel bearings.
The car is in fine condition and we feel will continue to appreciate and any inspection is welcomed. Very sensibly priced at £75,000
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Sold on the 06.08.2012