1981 Aston Martin V8

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Mileage 
    71 562 km / 44 467 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    V8C0R15227
  • Lot number 
    665
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1981 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Year: 1981
Make: Aston Martin
Model: V8 Volante
Body: 2-Door Convertible RHD
Odometer: Indicating 71,562 kms
Engine: 5.3L V8
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Blue / Magnolia
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Australian delivered RHD
- Delivered new to the Bob Jane Corporation
- 1 of 849 Volante Convertibles manufactured
- Displayed at the Sydney Motor
- 71,511km since new
- Extensive documented history including a copy of the factory build certificate, original manuals and stamped service logbooks

This factory right-hand-drive is Australian delivered and was sold new to the Bob Jane Corporation in 1981, it was displayed at the Sydney Motor Show in that same year.

Presenting in Canterbury Blue over a Magnolia leather interior, this example is in outstanding condition for its age. In a highly original state, this car has travelled only 71,511km since new and has been meticulously maintained by its previous owners.

The paintwork is faultless, and the ultra-luxurious interior is firm. This car is heavily optioned with electric roof and windows, climate control, premium Alpine stereo from factory, cruise control and Lagonda alloys. It is one of the best examples in the country today and is a truly an irreplaceable vehicle.

The 5.3L V8 delivers 380hp to a 3-speed automatic transmission, making it an absolute pleasure to drive whilst still providing outstanding performance. In excellent mechanical order, this example is ready to be driven from the showroom floor.

Accompanying this vehicle is an extensive documented history including a copy of the factory build certificate, original manuals and stamped service logbooks, receipts and pictures of work completed, and profiles on the vehicles previous

By 1978, very few convertible cars were being produced world-wide and a large gap in the market emerged. The prices of second-hand drop-head cars were skyrocketing and demand for such cars was persistent, so Aston Martin set out to produce a new car to fill the needs of such buyers.

Boasting a beautifully refined and contemporary design, the Aston Martin V8 Volante was introduced on the 21st of June, 1978, and received a very warm welcome internationally.

All examples were hand built, each taking over 1,200 man hours to complete. Only 4,021 V8's were produced world-wide, with only a fraction of these being the Volante variant, rendering them a highly desirable collectable.

Chassis: V8C0R15227

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1838

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