1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante  Chassis no. SCFDAM2CORBR60130 Engine no. 89/60130/A

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Lot 312
1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante
Registration no. L11 AMV Chassis no. SCFDAM2CORBR60130 Engine no. 89/60130/A

£ 32,000 - 35,000
US$ 42,000 - 46,000
1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante
Registration no. L11 AMV
Chassis no. SCFDAM2CORBR60130
Engine no. 89/60130/A

Footnotes

  • ‘The Volante is the new soft-top version of the Virage incorporating the latest changes made to the full Aston range. Beautiful hand-built craftsmanship abounds in this most aristocratic of convertibles.’ - Fast Lane.
    The Volante convertible had been the big seller of the ‘old’ V8 line-up, so the only surprise was that it took Aston Martin more than two years from the Virage coupé’s introduction to come up with a soft-top equivalent. The production Virage Volante debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, a prototype having been displayed at Birmingham’s NEC the previous October. Weighing in at over two tons, the open Volante was even heavier than the closed coupe, itself no lightweight, this increase in weight being accounted for by considerable body strengthening to compensate for the absent roof, plus the extra complication of the power-operated convertible hood. Electrically powered, the latter was beautifully made and incorporated a glass rear window complete with heated de-misting elements. Mechanically the Volante remained much the same as its closed cousin, though with slightly lower final drive gearing to aid acceleration through the gears. Top speed was slightly reduced, to a still-outstanding 150mph. Automatic transmission was standard on the Volante, the original three-speeder being superseded in 1993 by a new four-speed dual-mode (normal/sport) unit. The five-speed manual ’box continued to be available as an option.
    The Volante offered here was first registered to Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd on 1st February 1994 with the factory registration ‘AMV 8’. Used as a press car, it subsequently appeared in chef Keith’s Floyd’s television series, being driven and filmed in Italy, and featured over six pages in Brooklands Books’ Aston Martin Ultimate Portfolio 1981-1993. Finished in Edinburgh Silver with black leather interior, the car has covered circa 46,000 miles from new and comes with a history file containing sundry servicing/maintenance bills and photographs documenting an engine top-end rebuild. It is offered with MoT to May 2009 and Swansea V5 registration document.
1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante  Chassis no. SCFDAM2CORBR60130 Engine no. 89/60130/A
1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante  Chassis no. SCFDAM2CORBR60130 Engine no. 89/60130/A
1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante  Chassis no. SCFDAM2CORBR60130 Engine no. 89/60130/A
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