1990 Aston Martin Virage Coupé Registration no. A8 AML Chassis no. SCFCAM1S5LBR50124 Engine no. 89/50124/A
'When the obituary of the Motor Car is written, probably in about seven years' time, I'm sure this design from the pens of British designers Heffernan and Greenley will be remembered as one of the most beautiful front-engined cars ever made. Aston Martin chairman Victor Gauntlett wanted an evolutionary design, and the boys have done him proud. It's got terrific poise and looks every inch an Aston. In fact, the Virage in its present form is a car of such beauty and visual balance it's going to be a difficult shape to modify.' Rowan Atkinson, Car magazine.
Launched at the International Motor Show, Birmingham, in October 1988, the sensational new Virage restated its Aston Martin V8 forerunner's muscular looks in the modern idiom, contriving to be slightly narrower yet providing increased interior space. The car was still no lightweight, but with 330bhp on tap courtesy of the trusty 5.3-litre V8 engine's new 32-valve top end, was good enough for a top speed approaching 160mph and a 0-60mph time of under seven seconds.
An automatic transmission model, the Virage offered here has been in the current (fifth) owner's hands since 2011 having previously formed part of the Pritchard Group's large collection (since August 1994). Works carried out while in the present ownership include annual services: replacement of the rear brake callipers; a 'glass out' roof re-spray; and replacement of the front spoiler and a re-spray by Trinity Engineering. The Vantage front spoiler, rear spoiler, Volante wheels and a change of colour are the only notified departures from factory specification. Described as in generally good condition, with excellent bodywork and paint, the car is offered with sundry bills, current MoT and V5C registration document. A total of circa 40,000 miles is currently displayed on the odometer.