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|An original example of the Series 4 'Oscar India' Automatic AMV8 saloon, this sought after Aston has had the same owner since 1988 and only two former keepers!|
One of the last carburettor V8 models ever made, this car was maintained by a well respected Aston Martin specialist and comes complete with history file containing MOT certificates dating back to 1990, the original service book, documentation, bills etc. Inner and outer sills are also recorded as being renewed in 1997.
As can be seen in the photographs, this particular car looks very evocative of the era in the the classic V8 colour combination of Chichester Blue with Magnolia Hide piped in blue.
Perhaps most noteworthy is that the car has hardly been used in recent years having covered only 80 miles since 2005!
We anticipate a lot of interest in this appreciating classic and we advise interested parties contact a member of our sales team to arrange a viewing & test drive as soon as possible:
Tel. 01207 233 525 – firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: There are a number of upgrades available for this particular model including a change from RHD to LHD as well as additional performance upgrades etc. Also, if this is the car for you but you prefer a different colour, a change may be accommodated.
A Brief Model history...
The origins of the V8 start with the DBS, which was launched in 1967. While the first DBS cars were fitted with the same 6-cylinder engine as that fitted to the DB6 and it was very much an interim solution pending the completion of its V8 engine development. The DBS V8 was the true successor the DB6 and was announced in 1970.
In 1972, work started on a comprehensive facelift of the DBSV8, the main visual cue being the adoption of single headlamps and a revised front grille. Now known as the AMV8, the car retained the Bosch mechanical fuel injection system until August 1973, when four twin choke Weber carburettors were fitted, together with updates to the interior trim, a bigger bonnet bulge to clear the carburettor air box and a re-designed fuel tank to allow more luggage space.
Further changes were made in 1977, when detailed engine modifications were announced as the “Stage 1” tune. Among other things, the exhaust system was revised to improve engine breathing.
1978 saw another evolutionary landmark with the unveiling of the “Oscar India” AMV8, the car now sporting burr walnut trim, a blanked off bonnet scoop and a revised boot lid and rear wings to create a sculpted spoiler.
The V8 evolved over its long production life, more engine modifications being introduced in 1980 with the “580 series” engine, BBS wheels replacing the GKN alloys in 1983, and in late 1985 the adoption of Weber Marelli fuel injection
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