-Cambridge Blue with Black leather interior and Black carpeting,
80,000 miles from new, 5-speed ZF Manual, Cosmetically restored,
Mechanically serviced throughout, Excellent in ever way.
This V8's early history is relatively unknown other than it's being
delivered new to Canada. The original color combination of
Cambridge Blue with Natural leather was subsequently changed at the
factory, prior to leaving for its new owner in Canada. It was now
painted in Aston Martin Tudor Green (photos on file) and kept its
interior as Natural leather. At the time and Aston Martin having
been in receivership, it was well known, the factory would do
anything to simply sell one of its cars, thus the color change.
Delivered to its new Canadian client, it enjoyed long term
ownership in Eastern Canada until 2013.
At this time, it was offered to Autosport Designs, but sold prior
to our purchasing by Mike Abbas Cars, UK. The V8 was then sold to a
Swiss enthusiast where it was enjoyed for several years of
ownership. Subsequently, it was entrusted to well-known restorers,
Auto Classico, Madrid, Spain. While in the care of Auto Classico,
it was striped to bare metal and returned to its original exterior
color of Cambridge Blue. All brightwork was restored and thus the
cosmetic condition was returned to as new-excellent condition.
Surprisingly, this V8 had never suffered any major rust issues,
this probably due to its having been stored for most of its life in
Canada and their extremely short Canadian fair weather driving
season. The original interior was also changed to Black with Black
Now in superb cosmetic condition, it received any and all
maintenance and mechanical restoration needed to bring to its
current superb mechanical condition. It is truly an excellent Aston
V8 and has never needed enormous restoration work due to its superb
longer term care while in each of its past ownerships.
Since all restoration work had been completed, this V8 has been
used sparingly and most recently sold to the United States and West
Coast ownership, a good friend and client of Autosport Designs.
Having recently sold our friend a DBS and upon a visit to NY to
view his new DBS, he sampled one of our V8 Vantage Fliptails.
Immediately thereafter, we sorted a deal where the DBS as well as
his newly acquired V8 Coupe were taken on trade toward the V8
Currently in Autosport Designs ownership, this is an opportunity to
purchase an early V8 Coupe with 5-speed manual gearbox that has
enjoyed long term ownership, superb care and recent restoration
work. It is turn key and ready for immediate delivery.