One owner from new 1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé Registration no. To be advised Chassis no. SCFCAM1S1MBR50204 Engine no. 89/50204/M
'We wanted a car that was a new form. Fresh, exciting, purposeful but unquestionably Aston Martin,' explained Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Victor Gauntlett on the Virage's arrival, while stressing: 'It was important that, although new in virtually every way, the Virage was of evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, design. It has to be a car that could stand in line with every post-war Aston Martin and be the self-evident successor to that tradition.'
Launched at the International Motor Show, Birmingham, in October 1988, the sensational newcomer re-stated its Aston Martin V8 forerunner's muscular good 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 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. Running on unleaded fuel and designed to meet the requirements of a more emission sensitive world, the fuel-injected, catalytic converter-equipped V8 was suitable for all Aston Martin markets. The Virage continued Aston Martin's tradition of fine craftsmanship with its hand beaten aluminium body and fine leather upholstery, complimenting the highest standards of modern technology applied to the design of chassis and engine.
One of only 426 Virages produced between 1988 and 1995, '50204' was purchased new from Marshall, Cambridge Ltd by the current owner and has covered only 24,000-or-so miles from new. The car is a desirable manual transmission model finished in blue with Slate Grey leather interior, which has been fitted with ABS and up-rated rear suspension by Aston Martin Works Service. The service booklet is stamped to 1999 (at 15,515 miles) by Aston Martin Works Service, Keith Riddington and Chapman Spooner, and subsequently by Broughton's of Cheltenham. Exceptionally well cared for as part of the owner's private collection, the Virage is described as in generally very good condition, driving beautifully.
Offered without reserve, it comes with the aforementioned service history, an original Virage sales brochure, current MoT/tax and V5 registration document.