1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Series II  Chassis no. SCFCV81V5GTL12493

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Lot 425
1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Series II
Chassis no. SCFCV81V5GTL12493

Sold for CHF 82,613 (US$ 90,289) inc. premium
1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Series II
Chassis no. SCFCV81V5GTL12493
"People who buy the Vantage will do so in the first place for its performance, and they will not be disappointed. The figures speak for themselves. But they should take extra heart because it is one of the easiest true high performance cars to drive well: and it has been given brakes to match. In comfort too, it has much to offer, and there is a great deal of what is best in the British tradition of designing and building sports cars in its making." - Autocar.

The performance figures Autocar referred to were a 0-60mph time of 5.4 seconds and an estimated top speed of 170mph, figures comparable with those achievable by a Ferrari Daytona or Lamborghini Countach.

Equipped with the ZF five-speed manual transmission, as were all but a handful of examples, this left-hand drive V8 Vantage was sold new in Belgium to the El Salvador ambassador. The car was maintained by the Newport Pagnell factory from new until 1987 (at 20,835 kilometres) and between 1990 and 1994 was looked after by Emil Frey in Geneva. In 1995 (at 60,288 kilometres) it again returned to Newport Pagnell for servicing and was purchased by the present owner, a prominent private Swiss collector, in September 2000. Completely overhauled by the vendor’s private mechanic, the car has covered circa 74,000 kilometres in total and is presented in very good condition throughout and driving superbly. Finished in Bordeaux with tan leather interior, it is offered with stamped service book, owner’s manual, sundry invoices, valid roadworthiness certificate and Swiss registration papers.


Equipée d’une boîte manuelle cinq rapports ZF, comme pour la plupart des modèles livrés, cette V8 Vantage, à conduite à gauche, fut vendue neuve en Belgique à l’Ambassade du Salvador. Elle fut entretenue par l’usine de Newport Pagnell depuis la date de son achat jusqu’en 1987 (à 20,835 km). En septembre 1989, elle passe entre les mains de Ian Mason, spécialiste Aston, et entre 1990 et 1994 (57,334 km), c’est chez Emil Frey à Genève qu’elle est régulièrement révisée. En 1995 (à 60,288 km), elle retourne à l’usine pour un service complet. Elle est achetée par l’actuel propriétaire, un collectionneur averti et grand amateur de belles mécaniques, en septembre 2000. Complètement révisée et revue par son mécanicien privé pour passer la sévère expertise suisse, avec changement des quatre pneus (Avon), la voiture totalise 74,000 km aujourd’hui, se présentant dans d’excellentes conditions et roulant superbement. Son colori bordeaux, intérieur en cuir beige et passepoil couleur carrosserie, lui donne beaucoup d’allure et d’élégance. Elle sera livrée au futur acquéreur avec son carnet d’entretien tamponné, le manuel du propriétaire, et le titre de circulation suisse, avec expertise à jour.
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