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This Aston Martin V8 left the Newport Pagnell factory in February 1977 and according to the factory build sheet was finished in ‘Dark Blue Non metallic’ with Fawn trim, Natural headlining, Sandringham Beige carpets and ‘New Type Wheels & Tubeless Tyres’. Supplied through Cheylesmore Garage Ltd it was first registered to ‘Cogent Elliott Ltd’ in Solihull who are still active today! Cogent Elliott didn’t keep their V8 long as it was soon registered to a Mr Evans from Southampton in May 1978 and then subsequently to Miss Angela Arthur from London in 1981, and again to a Mr Hood of John Hatswell Ltd, Broadstairs by November 1982, at which point it had covered 22,000 miles. The history file shows Mr Hood kept the car well maintained during his ownership, eventually parting with it in June 1987 when it came into the hands of a Mr de Mowbray Jeffrey. Over the next few years Mr de Mowbray Jeffrey treated his Aston to a course of restoration that included new sills, suspension and brakes overhaul and other related mechanical works and a bare metal re-spray in its original Dark Blue. The records show that he did use his V8 in-between these courses of restoration and indeed had covered around 6,000 miles in the car by the time he sold it in 1989 when it came into the hands of Mr Unwin from Northampton with a mere 39,000 miles on the clock! Mr Unwin continued to keep the car well maintained and even approached marque specialists Aston Engineering with the thought of having the engine converted to Vantage spec. Aston Engineering duly agreed and the engine was re-built to Vantage spec in January 1992 by which time the V8 had covered 43,000 miles. Mr Unwin eventually parted with the car in 1997 when it was sold to a Mr Stafford, also from Northampton, who hardly used his V8 selling it in 2008 when it came to Desmond J Smail Ltd. Desmond kept the car himself for a while, maintaining it as he should before parting with it in 2010 when it was sold to a collector who kept the car dry stored and unused until it came back to Desmond in 2022. The V8 has now had the benefit of being re-commissioned with new fluids, works to brakes and fuel system etc and carpets re-trimmed. This Aston Martin V8 Auto presents nicely, has just 48,000 miles on the clock and comes with manufacturers original build sheet and comprehensive history file.