1988 Aston Martin V8

Vantage Volante 6.3-litre

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rolls-Royce Balmoral Green
  • 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
1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 6.3-Litre Convertible
Registration no. F959 EVF
Chassis no. 15728
Engine no. V8/580/5728/X
Estimate: £100,000 - 120,000
Footnote:
'It's not by any means the world's most expensive drophead in production (the Corniche costs an extra £23,000) nor is it quite the quickest, though a Porsche Cabrio would have to be very well driven to get away from it, but the Aston Martin Volante is perhaps the greatest. It is a true sports car which is also luxuriously comfortable.' - Fast Lane.
Produced to satisfy demands from the USA, the Volante convertible version of Aston Martin's V8 debuted in 1978 but it was not until 1986 that it became available to Vantage specification, which by this time meant around 400bhp. Along with the Vantage engine and bonnet came flared wheelarches, a boot spoiler (a feature th