1987 Aston Martin V8 Volante, Chassis no. SCFCV81C6JTR15622 Engine no. V/585/5622

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Lot 548
1987 Aston Martin V8 Volante,
Registration no. E1 WSC Chassis no. SCFCV81C6JTR15622 Engine no. V/585/5622

Sold for £ 51,000 (US$ 64,126) inc. premium
1987 Aston Martin V8 Volante

Registration no. E1 WSC
Chassis no. SCFCV81C6JTR15622
Engine no. V/585/5622

Footnotes

  • '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.
    The Aston Martin V8 survived the changes of ownership and financial upheavals of the 1970s, appearing in countless variants, one of the more exclusive being the Volante convertible. Introduced in response to customers' demands for such a car, the latter first appeared in June 1978. Arguably the ultimate in soft-top luxury, the newcomer boasted 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 145mph-plus maximum nevertheless ranked it among the world's fastest convertibles. Mechanically the Volante followed the equivalent V8 or Vantage saloon of the period, and in 1986 benefited from the re-introduction of fuel injection along with its closed cousin, though the new system came courtesy of Weber rather than the earlier Bosch. Maximum power, which had dropped somewhat over the years, was restored to 305bhp in this last, Series 5, Aston Martin V8. V8 Volante chassis numbers ran from 15001 to 15849, a total of 849 cars.
    This automatic transmission V8 Volante was treated to a full, 'body off' restoration at marque specialists Puddleduck in 2004-2006 that included a bare-metal re-spray by Spraytec, interior re-trim and a new convertible hood. Finished in blue metallic with magnolia leather interior, the car is described as in generally excellent condition and offered with current MoT/tax, Swansea V5 and a most substantial history file containing numerous receipts, old tax discs and expired MoT certificates.
1987 Aston Martin V8 Volante, Chassis no. SCFCV81C6JTR15622 Engine no. V/585/5622
1987 Aston Martin V8 Volante, Chassis no. SCFCV81C6JTR15622 Engine no. V/585/5622
1987 Aston Martin V8 Volante, Chassis no. SCFCV81C6JTR15622 Engine no. V/585/5622
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