For Sale: 1995 Aston Martin V8 in Huntington Station, New York

Vehicle Description

-Norfolk Red with Black leather interior and Black carpeting, 8,000 KMs/5,000 miles from new, 5,340cc DOHC Twin Supercharged V8 producing 550bhp at 6,500rpm, 6-speed manual, One of 239 V550's produced and One of approximately 70 Left Hand examples, Extremely rare.

A whole four years was to pass between the introduction of the Virage model designed by John Greenley and John Heffernan and the high performance Vantage. It was John Heffernan who continued on to create the much improved V550 Vantage, in his own admission stating that he was never quite happy with the original Virage styling. Thus, the V550 Vantage took shape. It was quite a bit different from the antiquated Virage with only the roof and the doors being carried over from the Virage and its original styling.

Changes to the Virage based body may be extensive, but that's nothing compared to the engine. The original 5.3 liter V8 now housed twin superchargers and thus the engine now produced 550bhp and 550 lb.ft of torque. This power plant was at the time, the most powerful production powerplant in the world. The braking system utilized massive 362 mm diameter ventilated discs with four piston AP Racing calipers, the largest brakes fitted to any road car and certainly enough stopping power for this 550bhp Aston. The power propelled the V8 Vantage to 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds with an official AMLs top speed of 186 mph, although a figure of almost 200mph was recorded in testing. 'Brutal' was a word used more than once to describe the fastest Aston Martin ever on its introduction in 1993, but as the Vantage had no less than 550bhp available to propel its two tons, the choice can only be judged as a fair comment.

In its day, it was the fastest Aston Martin road car ever. This interior was sumptuous but functional as always as befitting any Aston Martin motorcar. A real Aston Martin, big, very beautiful, very fast, a very expensive GT when. It has so much appeal and purpose behind it that it is more an experience than mere transport.

By February 1998, production had topped the 200 mark during five years of production, and when production ended, a mere 239 'standard' examples had been produced (1/3rd of which were LHD) making this an exceptionally rare and exclusive Aston. Once production of the V8 Vantage ended in late 2000, the days of hand built-coachbuilt Astons were truly over for good.

This Left Hand Drive V550 Vantage was first delivered new to Johannesburg, South Africa and sold to its first registered owner, Mr. G.A. Forrest, Sandhurst through local Aston Martin franchise dealer, The House of Sports Cars. Shortly thereafter, the Vantage was shipped to Belgium to be used and enjoy in Continental Europe. Sold to Aston Martin collectors ownership in 2010, this V550 remained in the collection until only last year when imported and purchased by a West Coast Aston enthusiast. Since its purchase, the Aston has been completely serviced throughout.

This is an opportunity to purchase a rare V550 Vantage with extremely low mileage from new and which was the end of of truly bespoke hand-built Aston Martin Newport Pagnell coach-built era.

Vehicle Details

  • 1995 Aston Martin V8
  • Listing ID: CC-1823368
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Huntington Station, New York
  • Year:1995
  • Make:Aston Martin
  • Model:V8
  • Exterior Color:Norfolk Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:10000
  • Stock Number:C1592
  • VIN:70040
Listed By:
Autosport Designs Inc
203 West Hills Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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