1980 Aston Martin V8

Volante LHD

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    5/1980
  • Mileage 
    43 682 mi / 70 300 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    304 PS / 224 kW / 300 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Mileage : 43.682 Miles
First registration date : 23/05/1980
Color : Jubile Silver
Interior color : Black leather
Power (kw) : 224
Power (cv) : 305
Cubic capacity : 5341
Number of cylinders : 8
Fuel type : Petrol
Gearbox : Manual
Layout : Rear wheel drive
Number of seats : 4

Desirable ZF five-speed manual transmission from new
1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis no. V8COL/15191
•One of only a very few original left-hand drive examples with the sought-after manual transmission
•Original colour scheme
•Recently recommissioned at no expense spared
•Highly original example

According to copies of Aston Martin's factory build records, this V8 Volante was shipped from the UK on 23rd May 1980 to Aston Martin Sales Inc of New Rochelle, New York. Left-hand drive and equipped with the five-speed manual transmission and a Vantage front air dam, it was finished in Jubilee Silver with black leather interior, black carpeting, and a black Everflex convertible top, as it is today.Sold in July 1981 to its first owner, the Aston was transported to California where it would remain until it was sold to the second owner six years later with only 14,000 miles recorded. For the following three decades, this superb V8 Volante was driven sparingly and is today presented with only 43,682 miles showing on the odometer. The immediately preceding owner purchased the car from Doc Severinsen, former bandleader on 'The Tonight Show', and before Mr Severinsen's ownership it resided in Palm Springs. The current vendor, specifically looking for this rare (Volante, early series with carburation, left-hand drive, ZF 5-speed manual gearbox) version purchased the Aston in the USA in August 2016, since when it has been re-commissioned and converted to EU specification with correct bumpers, etc.

In addition, the engine has been checked over, a new convertible hood installed, and the interior detailed. Close to €30,000 has been spent and the car now looks wonderful with a nicely patinated interior. Offered here with its owner's manual, parts book, workshop manual, copy of factory built sheet, tools, invoices and car cover, this V8 Volante must be one of the best preserved examples currently available. As a well-cared for California car, it has a wonderful patina and originality that is difficult to replicate. The car's maintenance and service records are exceptionally comprehensive, running to several hundred invoices.

Left-hand drive and equipped with the desirable and rare ZF five-speed transmission from new, this beautiful V8 Volante is definitely 'the one to have'.

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