1986 Aston Martin V8

Volante Works Service-converted to 'Prince of Wales' specification, 'Living Daylights' 007 replica

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1986
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Cumberland Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
21 May 2011
Aston Martin Works Service
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9AN
Motor cars: 13:00
Lot No: 330
Works Service-converted to 'Prince of Wales' specification, 'Living Daylights' 007 replica
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible
Registration no. C391 VPL
Chassis no. SCFCV81C9GTL15413
Engine no. V/580/5413/LFA
Estimate: £70,000 - 100,000
Footnote:
The Aston Martin V8 survived the company's changes of ownership and financial upheavals of the 1970s, appearing in numerous variants, one of the more exclusive being the Volante convertible. Introduced in response to customers' demands for such a car, the latter first appeared in June 1978. Arguably the ultimate in soft-top luxury, the Volante boasted a lined, power-operated hood which, when erected, endowed the walnut embellished interior with all the solidity and refinement associated with the saloon version. Although its open-car aerodynamics meant th