1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE:
--Cumberland Grey with Parchment leather interior piped Black, Black Wilton wool carpeting edged Parchment and Black Mohair cloth top, 33,000 miles from new, Restored, 5 speed manual transmission, Factory X-Pack Vantage engine 435 bhp.
This V8 Vantage Volante is 1 of a total of 167 Vantage Volantes produced by the factory. Of the 167 cars, 109 were true V8 Vantage Volantes with the full ‘580X-pack’ 400+ bhp engine (30 automatics & 79 manuals), 33 of these cars were left hand drive (for the European market) and 76 were right hand drive for the (UK market). Due to USA regulations the American market was left with the “Cosmetic Vantage Volante” with the less powerful Weber Marelli Fuel Injected engine as it would meet USA emission requirements. The factory thus exported 58 left hand drive examples to the USA. This V8 Vantage Volante started life and one such example.
In its previous ownership, this USA specification V8 Vantage Volante was converted to full European specification cosmetics, exactly as it would have been had it been supplied from new in European form from the factory. Even though a low mileage example, it was decided to fully restore this Vantage Volante with no stone left unturned at the time. The complete interior was redone to include various PoW upgrades (Nardi wood steering wheel, Center console switch panel & Cubby box) as well as a few bespoke upgrades from UK trimmer Lincoln Scott to house an upgraded stereo and speaker system with CD changer. The convertible top was also renewed at this time.
Having changed hands to another Aston collector its next custodian decided to take it one step further. A factory original X-Pack Vantage engine was sourced and installed, making this V8 Vantage exactly what it would have been if ordered from the factory in this configuration when new.
In the recent past, this V8 Vantage Volante was sold by Autosport Designs to an overseas Aston Martin collector. During this collector ownership, the was well-cared for, maintained regardless of use and stored properly in a climate controlled garage with the remainder of the collection.
Truly exceptional in every respect, it is complete with books, all keys, tools and history.