1981 Aston Martin V8

Volante Series I

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1/1981
  • Mileage 
    102 000 mi / 164 154 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    V8COR 15159
  • Engine number 
    V540/5159/S
  • Electric windows
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rolls Royce Royal Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Fawn
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This car was consigned to supplying dealer Reg Vardy Ltd. In 1981 and the history file has little detail of its early ownership. The first detail available was its acquisition by a London based investment company in July 1994. With regards to the vehicle’s condition, there is a report conducted by marque specialist Ian Mason on behalf of a prospective purchaser on 10th February 1995. The car was on sale with Aston Martin dealer, Nicholas Mee, having been repainted to factory standard following chassis repairs and replacement sills, the car also benefited from a new mohair hood and carpets. As a result of a positive report, the car was bought by the customer, a Mr Szymonowicz.
The car covered approximately 10,000 miles over the next 10 years while the owner was visiting the U.K. from his permanent home overseas then in 2005, Byron International had the pleasure of brokering the car’s sale to its current owner.
After a number of years enjoying open topped motoring in the Volante, the owners – keen Aston Martin enthusiasts – decided it was time to restore the car to its former glory and commissioned local Aston specialists, Davron, to undertake substantial restoration of the body and a rebuild of the engine. This was followed by a total retrim by Davron on their behalf with high grade hide. The car is therefore presented in immaculate condition and is ready for enjoying this summer