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Aston Martin 1980 V8 Volante

Make|Aston Martin
Model|V8 Volante
Year|1980
Exterior Colour|Warwick Blue
Trim Colour|Magnolia
Carpet Colour|Blue
Hood Colour|Black
mls/kms|mls
Date Registered|19/09/1980
Transmission|Auto
Hand of Drive|RHD
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PRICE £199,000
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 basically the same enhanced specification as the ‘Oscar India’ saloons which appeared later that year. Only 441 examples of these Weber Carburettor Volante’s were built, the majority of which were destined for foreign markets in LHD form with only 157 cars being completed as RHD.
This V8 Volante left the factory in September 1980 in its original Crusader White paintwork with White leather. Service records show the car was regularly maintained by Aston Martin up until 1991 when at 43,000 miles it was purchased by Scott Restoration, Aston Martin Specialists. It was subject to a full body off restoration and bare metal re-spray between 1993 and 1997 when it was finished in Warwick Blue with Mushroom Connolly, Dark Blue Whilton carpets and Black Mohair hood with a new ash frame. The engine was also re-built at the time with the assistance of RS Williams. As a result of this restoration the car came away with a Concours win at the 1997 AMOC St. John Horsfall Race Meet and Summer Concours.
The car has covered a mere 11,000 miles since this restoration and has continued to be fully maintained by DJ Smail Ltd since 2002. The current owner decided in 2014 to re-trim the leather in Bentley Magnolia with dark blue pipe and at the same time re-carpeted again with Dark Blue Whilton. The car is in superb condition and comes with a comprehensive history file.
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