One-owner, less than 22,000 original miles
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis no. SCFCV81C1GTL15468
Engine no. V/585/5468/LFA
5,340cc aluminum DOHC V8 engine
Webber sequential electronic fuel injection
300bhp at 5,600rpm
3-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission
Independent front and DeDion rear suspension
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
*Single owner from new
*Less than 22,000 original miles
*Meticulously maintained from new
*Exceptionally well documented
The V8 Volante
Aston Martin's soft-top version of its successful V8 first appeared in June 1978, some ten years after the launch of the DBS on which it was based, resurrecting the evocative 'Volante' name that had first been used for the convertible DB6. Introduced in response to customers' demands for such a car, the Volante represented the ultimate in soft-top luxury, boasting 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 that top speed suffered with the hood down, the Volante's 150mph maximum nevertheless ranked it among the world's fastest convertibles. V8 Volante and Vantage Volante chassis numbers ran from '15001' to '15849', a total of 849 cars.
The Motorcar Offered
This V8 Volante is a meticulously maintained, one-owner from new, less than 22,000 original mile car. From the day the car was purchased to today, virtually every scrap of paper that has been accumulatedfrom purchase records to services receiptshas been kept on file with a carefully compiled log tabulating the whole lot.
Bought new at Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut on May 6th, 1986, the well optioned car was finished in Dover White over black Connolly hides with the Vantage front air dam affix, Pirelli P7 shrouding the rims, Cibie driving lights in the grill, and a full set of custom luggage in the trunk. The price was $145,175 and copies of the original dealer paperwork, purchase invoice, and cancelled check are all on file.
Over the ensuing two and a half decades, the car was sparingly driven fewer than a thousand miles a year in the summer months only. When not in use, the carefully detailed car was parked in a heated and air conditioned garage. Regularly serviced at Miller Motors, records indicate very thorough maintenance performed at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars to ensure that the car would operate and appear as new. With the vast majority of the records indicating regular, mechanical maintenance, the only cosmetic attention appears to be some minor repairs to the right front corner following a 2006 parking lot encounter.
Today the Aston looks as good as a quarter of a century old car could look. Cosmetically the droptop shows beautifully throughout with mere hints at the car's age. The mechanical condition of the car is similarly up to snuff, as one would imagine from a car that knows not the meaning of 'deferred maintenance'.
As close as one can get to a 25 year old 'new' car, this one-owner Aston Martin is now ready to delight its next owner for at least another 25 years.
- Please note that, due to PA law this title will need to be processed through the PA Department of Transportation and therefore may require up to 14 days for receipt.