1984 Aston Martin V8

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1984
  • Mileage 
    10 550 mi / 16 979 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SCFCV81S3ETR12397
  • Engine number 
    V/580/2397/S
  • Lot number 
    128
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Salisbury Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.Purchased new by itsfirst and only registered keeper on 07/03/1984 via Aston Martin Sales LtdThe owner,the Chairman of the National Bank of Dubai, kept the car at home in LondonDelivered in Salisbury Blue coachwork with Magnolia hide and automatic transmissionChiltern Aston Martin lightly recommissioned the car in 2016 at a cost of 16,670Warranted mileage of just 10,550supported by a comprehensivehistory fileOriginal owners handbook/service records, AM Heritage Certificate, warranty card, maintenance and service invoicesA rareopportunity to purchase an unmolested, low mileage AMV8 in one of the best colour combinationsOne could describe the Aston Martin V8 Series 4, often titled 'Oscar India' (October Introduction in phonetics), as the 'Mustang that went to Eton'. The exterior, particularly the front, may have had a touch of the Mustang about it but the interior was unmistakably Mayfair. The first Aston Martin in decades to combine sumptuous Connolly leather and polished Walnut facings, the interior of the Oscar India, launched in 1978, provided the driver with all of the comforts of the era and the grunt of the legendary Tadek Marek-designed V8.Compared to the contemporary exotica on offer from Italy, Aston's V8 would cruise unassumingly, with only the burble and the occasional pop from the twin exhausts on the overrun alluding to the turn of speed available under the discreetly bulging bonnet. Few cars genuinely suit an automatic gearbox but the standard Aston V8 is a car that perfectly mates the 5.3-litre V8 to the Chrysler-derived 3-speed Torquefliteautomatic gearbox. Gears change with barely a quiver and the kick-down operateswithout fuss.Purchased new by itsfirst owner and only registered keeper, theChairman of the National Bank of Dubai, throughAston Martin Sales Ltd., it was delivered on the 06/03/1984 in Salisbury Blue with Magnolia hide, Beige (Onslow) carpeting and automatic transmission. It was maintained by the Aston Martin Works Service department at Newport Pagnell for many years with service invoices on file from 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993, by which time the mileage read just 8,696 miles. In keeping with the demands on the time of an international businessman with a substantial collection, the car was little used but correctly stored in a temperature-controlled garage at his residence inBishops Avenue, one of Londons best-known and desirable addresses.The car was latterly maintained by Aston Martin specialist Ian Mason until 2016 whenChiltern Aston Martin wereinstructed to lightly recommission the car at a cost of 16,670 for various works which included reconditioning the radiator, new coolant hoses, new inlet manifold, vacuum hoses, new front wheel bearings, re-bushed front suspension, rear brake servos, overhauled steering rack and a major service. With the first owner's recent passing,the Aston becameavailableand is offered today as, effectively, a one-owner car, indeed the V5c still shows oneregistered keeper. The odometer indicates just over10,550 miles and it'spresented to auction with an excellenthistory file which containsthe original owners handbook, service book, warranty card, AM Heritage Certificate, invoices, tool kit and its current MOT.To conclude, this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most original, unmolested and well maintained Aston Martin V8s available. This car'ssuperb condition, interestingprovenance, comprehensive historyand low mileagesets itapart and it's nowready to gracethe finest of collections, or possiblydo what V8 Astons do best and head for the openhighway.Lot No. 128 - 1984 Aston Martin V8 Series 4 'Oscar India'https://youtu.be/Bc8gyo6XWMYtrue