1987 Aston Martin V8

Series V Automatic

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1987
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Chichester Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
1987 Aston Martin V8 Series 5 Automatic Saloon
Registration no. E732 EBW
Chassis no. SCFCV81S6JTR/12582
Engine no. V/585/2582
Estimate: £45,000 - 55,000
Footnote:
Launched in January 1986, the Aston Martin V8 Series 5 adopted the latest Vantage specification, engine excepted, the following year and thus boasted the Vantage's revised bodywork and 16" wheels. Fuel injection was re-introduced on the Series 5, this time a Weber system rather than the earlier Bosch, allowing a flatter bonnet devoid of bulge or intake. Power output of the standard car was now quoted as 305bhp, and even in automatic transmission form the V8 could reach 100mph in around 15 seconds and better 145mph flat-out. Summarising its 1973 road test of a V8 automatic, Autocar magazine concluded: 'A well-equipped car with magnificent stride for long journeys,' whil