1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante Registration no. OAH 474V Chassis no. V8C0R15088
"It's not by any means the world's most expensive drophead in production (the Corniche costs an extra £23,000) nor is it quite the quickest, though a Porsche Cabrio would have to be very well driven to get away from it, but the Aston Martin Volante is perhaps the greatest. It is a true sports car which is also luxuriously comfortable." - Fast Lane.
This Aston Martin V8 Volante was originally supplied by Marshall (Cambridge) Ltd on 13th August 1979 to YB Computer Services Ltd, Sheffield. Originally registered as 'BCE 808V', the car subsequently carried two personal plates '2 STV' and 'RCN 10' and is now registered as 'OAH 474V'. In 1985 the Volante was purchased from Bramley Garage, Surrey in the name of Broughton Locksmiths by Brett Broughton, CEO of the company, and when he retired in 1989 ownership was transferred to him. The Aston then spent most of its life in France where Mr Broughton had retired to, and was sparingly used. The car was owned by him until December 2018.
'OAH 474V' comes with a good folder of history dating back to 1979, including the original service booklet (stamped up to 1989), original instruction book, and copies of the guarantee form and Car Record Card. The folder also contains invoices relating to an unleaded cylinder head convention by Oselli and to the fitting of new sills and lower wings by marque specialists Panelrama in 2000. The Aston has recently undergone extensive re-commissioning to include:
New water hoses, radiator, header tank caps, and thermostat
New Aston Martin heater/air conditioning regulator (£725, RS Williams)
New engine oil/filter, air filters, gearbox filter, and transmission oil
New Aston Martin factory-supplied ignition leads and spark plugs
Four new correct Michelin XWX 215/70R14 92W tyres (£1,600 Vintage Tyres)
Brakes stripped and cleaned; Aston Martin-supplied 'red' front brake pads
Finished in its original colour scheme of Tourmaline Blue with Magnolia leather interior, this beautiful V8 Volante is offered with a BMIHT Certificate, sundry bills, current MoT, a V5C document, and two sets of keys.