Stratton Motor Company are pleased to be able to offer this Aston Martin V8 Volante in left hand drive format.
After Aston Martin’s acquisition by Company Developments in 1972, and following on from the great success of the DB era, production resumed with the ‘Series 2’, now known as the Aston Martin V8 and distinguishable by a restyled front end recalling the looks of the earlier Astons. The most successful Aston Martin ever, the V8 survived the changes of ownership and financial upheavals of the 1970s, enjoying record breaking production run lasting from 1969 to 1988 with 2919 cars sold.
Described by former Aston Martin chairman Victor Gauntlett as “a stylish thoroughbred, beautifully built, luxurious, fast and immensely safe” the V8 was built in several variants, one of the more exclusive being the Volante convertible. In response to customer demands it first appeared in June 1978. Arguably, the ultimate in soft-top luxury of it’s era, the newcomer boasted a lined, power operated hood which, even when erected, endowed the walnut embellished interior with all of the solidity associated with the saloon version.
Although its open car aerodynamics meant the top speed suffered with the hood down, the Volante’s 150mph top speed still ranked it among the world’s fastest cars.
Powered by the Aston Martin 5.3litre V8 four cam engine producing 315bhp and a 0-100mph of some 14 seconds, making it one of the fastest production cars of it’s time.
The V8 Volante and Vantage Volante chassis numbers ran from 15001 to 15849, a total of just 849 cars.
The car offered by Stratton Motor Company is finished in dark blue with with a tan leather interior piped with dark blue piping and blue carpets.
This car was first registered to the Us in 1985 but came to the UK in 2016 when the bodywork was converted to European specification, undergoing a fairly extensive restoration including new interior, new Mohair hood, bare metal repaint and chassis work.
The car has covered some 49000 miles and comes with a comprehensive history.
For further details please call Kevin or Roger on 01508 530491
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