1981 Aston Martin V8

Volante Vantage Specification

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Mileage 
    77 000 km / 47 846 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    380 PS / 280 kW / 375 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This magnificent Aston Martin Volante, in rare LHD form and equipped with the much sought after 5-speed manual box, was delivered in 1981 to its first owner, Oil magnate Fred C. Alcorn of Texas USA. The perfect shade of „British Racing Green“ completed the desirable specification of the car. Shortly after delivery, a Swiss financier bought the car from Alcorn and imported it into Switzerland. In 1989, he decided to have a “Vantage” conversion carried out by specialists Chapman Spooner Ltd of Aldridge in the UK. Together with a repaint in Blue and a new interior trimmed in Magnolia, the total cost of this project amounted to around 90’000 Swiss Francs. In 2013 the Aston Volante was acquired by the vendor. At the end of 2014, corrosion was found in the outer sills, necessitating a partial restoration, completed by Roos Engineering. Receipts for various tasks undertaken between 2013 and 2017, amounting to roughly 90’000 CHF, are available. In addition to the fitted original wheels, a complete set of Borrani wire wheels with central lock, corresponding adapters and tires comes with the car. With 77’000 kilometers driven in total and the last Swiss MOT completed in May 2018, this Aston Volante is guaranteed to provide many delightful miles to its new owner and a prime spot at future AMOC meetings.