1972 Aston Martin V8

FIA Race Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £60,000 - £70,000
Registration Number: JJF 650L
Chassis Number: V8/10672
The DBS V8 was replaced by the Series 2 model in 1972, now simply called the Aston Martin V8. Gone were the four headlamps and slatted grille, in their place was a black mesh grille flanked by single headlamps. August 1973 saw the Series 3 arrive with quadruple Weber carburettors, a larger bonnet bulge, and from 1977 increased power.
This early 1972 V8 model was first owned and run by Aston Martin Director C.H.Warden as his test and development car, and fitted with the rare five speed ZF manual gearbox. Mr. Warden had a number of “tweaks” made by the factory, such as upgraded injection, telescopic dampers, a straight through exhaust, and a “long diff.” fitted which was claimed to give theoretical top speed of 199mph.
During the eighties the car was looked after by Aston V8 racer Robin Hamilton. In the current long-term ownership JJF 650L was initially modified for the Aston Martin Championship in the UK,