1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante
This 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante has the distinction of being an early right-hand drive Volante and finished in the rare and ultra desirable Orchard Green.
Presented with unique Aston Martin history and part of Aston Martin motoring history, the car was purposely built and delivered new to Mr Alan Curtis, the then managing director of Aston Martin and registered with the notably famous AML 1 registration. A small commemorative display plaque was fitted marking this occasion and the car is well known throughout the AMOC.
A comprehensive history portfolio is provided with this outstanding vehicle. The previous long-term owner meticulously cared for the vehicle for over 32 years and formulated an extensive file that includes; all original build sheet data, car records, factory and dealership correspondence, invoicing and Aston Martin service records back to 1983 after the expiry of the dealership warranty, a full set of MOTs to warrant the genuine 75,000 miles, previous tax discs dating from 1983, original copies of registration titles and every piece of ownership and club history chronologically filed into the most fantastic history portfolio that we have encountered, a fitting testament to the cars condition and quality.
The bodywork is original and free of accident damage, demonstrating exemplary door shuts and panel gaps and subject to a full ‘bare metal’ repaint in August 2016, complete with photographic booklet depicting each stage of the works.
The striking Orchard Green paint is complemented with Fawn leather, piped in Nuella green and completed with Onslow beige carpets and matching hood. The interior remains in excellent original order throughout, retaining that trademark Aston Martin aroma. A new Everflex hood was factory ordered and fitted in 2016 and presents and operates perfectly.
The original matching numbers 5.3 litre V8 barks into life effortlessly and soon settles to a contented burble. the factory fitted 5-speed manual gearbox is tight and shifts effortlessly through all gears. The most recent engine service and full rolling road dyno-tune has been carried out in December 2016, with full diagnostical information available on inspection.
With prices of the DB4, DB5 and DB6 series Volantes reaching ever higher levels, this original factory owned Aston V8 Volante offers superlative value in this heightened Aston market
Available for inspection at our London showroom, please contact us for further details.