Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1987
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Chichester Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £65,000 - £75,000
Registration Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: SCFCV81C4HTR15516
The V8 series of Aston Martin cars are as unmistakable today as they when they were first launched in 1970. The traditional styling cues, the finest materials - Connolly leather, burr walnut veneers, Wilton carpets - fine luxury combined with exciting and refined performance, enormous physical presence and the bespoke nature of the cars construction point to the cars pedigree and ancestry. When the production of the DB6 Volante ceased in 1970, Aston Martin no longer had a drop top available. Development of a new convertible was hampered by a lack of funds caused by among other things the oil crises of the early 1970s.
By 1974 Aston Martin was on the verge of bankruptcy, but a take-over from a consortium in 1975 headed by the flamboyant Victor Gauntlett saved the company. In 1978