1980 Aston Martin V8

Vantage Sports Saloon

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1980
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Lenkung 
    LHD
  • Zustand 
    Used
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    blue
  • Innenfarbe 
    Other
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Other
  • Getriebe 
    Manual
  • Antrieb 
    2wd
  • Kraftstoff 
    Petrol

Beschreibung

Footnotes

'On your first serious trip to the top of the Aston Martin Vantage's performance curve, you will make the last gearchange at 138mph. It will not occur to you until a lot later that this is as fast as a Lotus Esprit or Porsche 944 will go, however long the road.' – Car magazine testing 'PBM 744W' in 1981.

Retaining its original registration, chassis and engine numbers, this V8 Vantage was first registered to Victor Gauntlett, Aston Martin's chairman from 1981 to 1991. Veteran AML employee Frank Matthews hand built the engine especially for Victor Gauntlett. Accompanying registration documents show seven previous owners in total, marque specialist R S Williams being the owner prior to the current vendor, who acquired the Aston on 19th June 2006. Victor Gauntlett's first V8 Vantage, built by AML's engineering department to his own unique specification, 'PBM 744W' was used by two magazines - Motor (April 1981 issue) and Car (January 1982) - for road