1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE COUPE (RARE MOLDED FLIPTAIL – 6.3 LITER SPECIFICATIONS):
--Raven Black with Black leather piped in Burgundy, Black Wilton carpeting, 6.3 Liter engine, 5-speed manual gearbox, One of only Eleven U.S. imported Flip Tail Vantages.
As noted on its factory build sheet, this V8 Vantage was originally imported to Canada and sold through Canadian Aston agent GT Motors. Throughout the years it has enjoyed a documented series of only enthusiast Aston Martin owner-collectors and AMOC members including one of the shareholders of the Aston Martin company. Its ownership and service history is impeccable.
This V8 Vantage has been well known to Autosport Designs, Inc., having been sold and serviced by us for many years. In 2009, during one of its yearly service appointments with Autosport Designs, it received an engine rebuild-conversion to 6.3 liter specification. This was done under the ownership of Mr. J. Sinders, a previous owner of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and within the consortium that included David Richards. It is quite potent with approximately 500 HP and just as much torque! During the same service visit, the car was converted to an original specification, factory 5-speed ZF manual transmission. In 2013, a complete new interior was contracted to trim expert Johann Merkhofer, where new leather was utilized throughout, as was complete new carpeting to the cabin and boot. A new upgraded stereo system with a McIntosh base unit was installed, the suspension received a Harvey Bailey handling kit and a set of new Aston/Ronal wheels were supplied and mounted on new later V8 hubs.
This V8 Vantage has always been maintained, serviced and restored when and where needed with the best intentions to keep it in excellent condition throughout. It is superb in every way!
The V8 Vantage Flip Tail started the new era of the Aston supercar and for a period of time was acclaimed the world’s fastest motorcar. Extremely rare, it represents not only a wonderful piece of Aston Martin’s hand manufactured history-production from Newport Pagnell.