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Aston Martin AM V8 Classic Cars (Uk) For Sale

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  • RefCode: TA1155288
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: AM V8
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,979
  • Mileage (Miles): 85,000
  • Mileage (KM): 136,794
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Chassis # R12159 Engine # V/540/2159/V - Recent fourteen-year ownership by an enthusiastic AMOC member - Wonderfully detailed history file containing MOT and maintenance records from 1983 - Multiple AMOC Concours entries, and appearances in magazines and on television - Former ownership by a famous film actor who is a connoisseur classic car collector and Aston Martin enthusiast - Piloted around Silverstone Circuit by Damon Hill with Sir Jackie Stewart for Sky Sports in 2014 - Supplied with a one-year Aston Martin warranty Detailed history Aston Martin Works are delighted to offer for sale this lovely and early AMV8 Vantage. Shortly after its production was completed in July 1979 and it was dispatched from the Newport Pagnell factory, the Vantage was sold and registered by the authorised dealership Reg Vardy on August 1st 1979. The car remains today in its original colour combination of Storm Red paint with a Beige leather interior. This Vantage has a very detailed history file containing alargequantity of maintenance invoices since 1986 from recognised marque specialists, with Aston Martin Works having known the car since 1995. Also contained is a list of former owners, and it appears the car spent its first few years in the north of England close to where it was supplied new until February 1984, when it was purchased from Reg Vardy of Newcastle by a gentleman in Surrey who brought the car to the south of England where it has remained ever since. The enthusiastic AMOC member owner took the car on the 1985 AMOC Golden Jubilee tour of Europe which lead the participants around France, Switzerland and Germany. You can imagine it roaring around the Alps, hopefully in a less aggressive and more politically correct manner than Rowan Atkinson recently did in the South of France in an identical AMV8 Vantage, as British Secret Agent Johnny English in the 2018 film Johnny English Strikes Again. After three-and-a-half years of enjoyable ownership, the arrival of a daughter necessitated the saleofthe Aston Martin and the purchase of something more family-friendly. The mention of the film leads us conveniently onto another owner; in November 1992 the car was acquired by a well-known film actor and discerning car enthusiast, who by coincidence (or perhaps not) played the part in 2018 of a British Secret Agent driving a red AMV8 Vantage. The history file boasts the majority of expired MOT certificates (as both copies and originals) from August 1983 which show the car was in regular use until 1995, when the odometer recorded just over 71,000 miles. After that, the distance covered between MOT's was just a few hundred miles, sometimes not even that. In June 2005 the most recent owner exchanged his 1980 V8 Saloon against the Vantage at his local Aston Martin specialist dealer, commencing what was to be an exciting fourteen-year relationship involving many Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) Concours events, and successes. High profile appearances were not kept only to the concours lawns, withtheowner enthusiastically exhibiting his cherished Vantage at the 2013 Aston Martin Centenary Celebrations in Kensington Palace Gardens, providing it to Sky Sports in 2014 for filming at Silverstone to celebrate fifty years of the racing circuit, and loaning it to Classic Cars Magazine in 2017 for a feature on the Aston Martin DBS and its subsequent derivatives. The Sky Sports production in 2014 is especially interesting as it required the car to be driven around Silverstone Circuit by Damon Hill with Sir Jackie Stewart in the passenger seat. There is much documentation in the history file referring to this exciting day at Silverstone. The aforementioned history file also contains a copy of the Factory Build Sheet, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, copies of V5's and V5C's, AMOC Concours entry records and result sheets, a copy of the 2017 Classic Cars magazine, several AMOC magazines in which the car features, and some photographs. With such a wonderfully comprehensive historyfilewith records from when the car was just four years old, a detailed ownership trail including former famous ownership, and recent fourteen-year cherished AMOC member ownership, this AMV8 Vantage is a special car and is in a condition one would expect of an unrestored recent concours entrant. Having been exchanged at Aston Martin Works for a modern Aston Martin, this Vantage now awaits its next custodian.

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  • RefCode: TA1158022
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: AM V8
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,979
  • Mileage (Miles): 104,700
  • Mileage (KM): 168,498
  • Colour: Brown
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

Chassis # V8/11763/RCAS Engine # V/540/1763/S - Manufactured in 1977 and delivered new to a lady in Jersey in January 1978 - Finished in its wonderful original colours of Madagascar brown with a fawn leather interior - Accompanied by a superlative history file with the original service books, most MOT certificates, copies of V5 registration documents, and an enormous number of maintenance invoices - Several long-term owners, with the second owner enjoying the car for twenty years - Repainted in 2002 (16,000 miles ago) by a well-known restoration company and remaining in excellent condition - Supplied with a one-year Aston Martin warranty. Detailed History This beautiful V8 Saloon Automatic was manufactured during 1977 and finished in the wonderful colour combination of Madagascar Brown paint with a fawn Connolly leather interior, just as it presents now. Chassis 11763 was supplied by St. Helier Garages of Jersey and first registered to a lady on the island on January 1st 1978, and judging bytherelatively high mileage covered in the car's first year it seems the V8 was used primarily for journeys around England rather than Jersey. The first service was carried out by Aston Martin Lagonda on January 12th 1978 at 1,260 miles, the second service by Aston Martin authorised dealer Clifford Sales of Southampton on June 17th at 5,089 miles, and the third service by St. Helier Garages on November 20th at 15,925 miles. In the Spring of 1979 Clifford Sales Limited had presumably acquired the Aston Martin from the lady as they registered it in the UK in their name and offered it for sale. Cuttings from the newspaper featuring the advertisements for the car are included in the history file. After having the AA conduct a Vehicle Inspection Report (on file) on the V8 in July 1979, the V8 was acquired by a gentleman in Stanmore, Middlesex. The sales invoice (on file) from Clifford Sales Limited records the odometer reading as just 17, 217 miles, and initially the car was registered to hispropertydevelopment company in August 1979, but in June 1989 he registered it in his own name. He was clearly very fond of the car and fastidious in his retention of documentation, which included keeping a note book recording the dates of use, the mileage covered, and the fuel used for each journey he undertook during his twenty years of ownership. In May 1999 the car was acquired by someone in Pinner, Middlesex, who recorded the odometer reading as 85,245 miles at the time of purchase. It is possible that this person knew the vendor as they lived less than five miles from each other. Two years later in April 2001 the car moved to a new owner in Glasgow, Scotland, who in the Autumn of 2002 had a well-known Scottish restoration company carry out a repaint of the car in its original colour. After seven years in Glasgow, in October 2008 the car was purchased by a lady in Colchester, Essex, who, after another seven years sold the car to the current owner in Yorkshire in June 2015, where it joinedtheirsizeable collection of Aston Martin and other classic cars. Cars rarely have such a superlative history file as this wonderful Aston Martin V8 Saloon Automatic. The file is packed with a copy of the original Build Sheet, three service books with both authorised dealer and specialist stamps along with notes detailing the work carried out, a large quantity of maintenance invoices and correspondence between owners and authorised dealers and specialists, copies of previous V5 registration documents provided by the DVLA detailing a complete ownership record, and almost every MOT certificate from its first one in December 1980 (at 29,719 miles), as well as the aforementioned documentation. Now showing 104,700 miles on the odometer, this wonderful motor car is in excellent condition and ready for a further owner to enjoy.

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  • RefCode: TA1162363
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: AM V8
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,987
  • Mileage (Miles): 41,059
  • Mileage (KM): 66,078
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Chassis # L12563 Engine # 400/1365 Detailed History The history of this car is currently being researched and will be added shortly.

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  • RefCode: TA1147470
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: AM V8
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,974
  • Mileage (Miles): 123,000
  • Mileage (KM): 197,949
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

The history of this car is currently being researched and will be added shortly.

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