1985 Aston Martin V8

Vantage Volante

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Suffolk Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Aston Martin and related Automobilia Sale
9 May 2009
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited,
Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks MK16 9AN
Sale viewings - 9 May 2009 09:00-14:00
Automobilia sale - 9 May 2009 starting at 10:30
Motor Cars sale - 9 May 2009 starting at 15:30
An accompanying letter dated 27th September 2000 from Aston Martin Works Service Manager Keith Riddington describes the history of this particular car as, ‘a little confusing but also very interesting. The car is known as a V8 Volante and was built to South African specification. This specification, at that time, had the ‘S’ engine, which also turned out to be the Vantage specification. This came about when a South African dealer and customers alike felt the car was not powerful enough. Therefore the engine was up-rated, unofficially making the engine a Vantage specification,
‘The order for chassis ‘15390’ was cancelled and the car was sold to a UK customer, who particularly wanted the Vantage Volante. The Vantage Volan