-BMW Lapis Blue with Blue leather interior, Blue Wilton Wool
carpeting and Blue convertible top, Automatic transmission,
Originally delivered new to Dean Martin movie star and part of
Sinatras famous Rat Pack, Restored with limited mileage since,
68,000 total miles from new-prior to restoration, Well-known to
Autosport Designs, Uprated by R.S. Williams, LTD. To 7.0
Liter/500+bhp Big Bore specification.
Built in December 1978, this V8 Volante was originally sold by
Hollywood Sports Cars and registered to its first owner, Mr. Dean
Martin. This V8 has always seen exceptional care throughout its
life. In the early 1990s, this V8 was purchased by Mr. Silas M.
Ford III through Steel Wings in Pennsylvania. During Mr. Fords
ownership, the V8 was well cared for and previously serviced by
Autosport Designs. In 2003, the V8 was restored by R.S. Williams,
LTD in the UK in which the engine was uprated to its 7.0 liter
With further previous servicing by Vantage Motors in CT, this V8
has seen single exceptional ownership since 1993. On a recent road
test, it has ample horsepower (over 500bhp) and torque which is
well suited to the automatic transmission. It is powerful on the
open road, yet docile around town and will not disappoint in any
This V8 includes its instruction manual, tools, jack and spare
wheel, service records and build sheet. It is without a doubt one
of the finest example of its kind in the world today and surely
with excellent provenance from new.
1979 Aston Martin V8
Location:Huntington Station, New York
Exterior Color:Lapis Blue
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