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Aston Martin 1979 V8 'S' Volante Manual

Make|Aston Martin
Model|V8 Volante
Year|1979
Exterior Colour|Imperial Burgundy
Trim Colour|Fawn
Carpet Colour|Beige
Hood Colour|Red
mls/kms|mls
Transmission|Manual
Hand of Drive|RHD
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PRICE £165,000
The Aston Martin V8 first appeared back in 1970 with the advent of the DBS V8, and such was the success of the car that a convertible version was always considered. Aston Martin’s concern over building such a fast-powerful convertible car was eventually overcome and the long awaited V8 Volante first appeared in June 1978. The first series cars had the Weber carburettor 5.3 litre V8 engine with either the Chrysler Torqueflite 3 speed automatic or, at extra cost, the ZF 5 speed manual gearbox. They were also introduced with basically the same enhanced specification as the ‘Oscar India’ saloons which appeared later that year. Only 441 examples of these Weber Carburettor V8 Volante’s were built, the majority of which were destined for foreign markets in LHD form with only 157 cars being completed as RHD and only 19 of those with a manual gearbox and just 9 with the 540 ‘S’ engine!!
This V8 Volante left the factory in October 1979 in its original Imperial Burgundy paintwork with V540 ‘S’ series engine, Fawn Hide, Dark Red Hood and Beige Onslow carpets.
According to the original factory records found in the history file it was first registered to Frank Vyner & Son, Scrubbs Lane, London, manufacturers and suppliers of accessories to the textile industry.
This is an extremely rare Aston Martin V8 Volante, one of just 9 examples built in this form.
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