1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage,

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Lot 518
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Registration no. CYW 933V Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V

Sold for £ 40,000 (US$ 52,545) inc. premium
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Registration no. CYW 933V
Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194
Engine no. V/540/2194/V

Footnotes

  • A British Motor Industry Trust 'Certified Copy of a Factory Record' confirms that this home market and therefore right-hand drive V8 was completed at Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell works 26 October 1979 as a triple Weber carburetor equipped 'Vantage Manual' in Tourmaline Blue with Fawn leather. The ex-factory specification included wood interior with wood fronted instrument panel and gearlever surround, detachable headrests and twin rearguard fogs.
    Copies of subsequent correspondence with the vehicle also confirm that V8/OR/12194 was then converted by the Works Service Department from manual to automatic transmission for Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd Director Peter Cadbury – one of only three such conversions believed to have been undertaken by Works Service at the time and a full 6 years before automatic transmission was officially offered on this model. Later enhancements include a deep front spoiler, Ronal alloys, a new steering wheel and a Vanquish-style starter button.
    Stamped vouchers in the Service Booklet record services carried out at regular intervals by AML and AVJ from July 1980 at 1695m to October 1990 at 52,695m. More recent services have been undertaken by marque specialists Runnymede September 2005 at 64,445m and by Nicholas Mee November 2006 at 70,140m. While receipts on file detail further work carried out by the workshops of Lincoln Scott, HWM, Waterside Classics and Nicholas Mee including replacement sills 2003, full re-trim in cream hide piped in blue 2005, replacement air-conditioning 2006 and new brake discs 2007. The total mileage of 73,044 displayed when entered is also confirmed by readings from 19 MOTs dating back to 1987/8, the latest being valid until December, while 20 previous tax discs are also present as are a 1978/9 sales leaflet and price list.
    Still finished in the correct Tourmaline Blue and described by the owner as being in very good condition, this Vantage-engined V8 certainly presents very well indeed. With its interesting former AML Director provenance and well documented service history, it is therefore worthy of consideration for inclusion in any well stocked motor house.
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage,
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  Chassis no. V8/VOR/12194 Engine no. V/540/2194/V
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