1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFCAM154MBR50178 Engine no. 89/50178/A
Lot 333
1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé Chassis no. SCFCAM154MBR50178 Engine no. 89/50178/A
Sold for £14,950 (US$ 23,491) inc. premium

Lot Details
1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFCAM154MBR50178 Engine no. 89/50178/A 1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFCAM154MBR50178 Engine no. 89/50178/A 1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé  Chassis no. SCFCAM154MBR50178 Engine no. 89/50178/A
1991 Aston Martin Virage Coupé
Registration no. H189 OGR
Chassis no. SCFCAM154MBR50178
Engine no. 89/50178/A

Footnotes

  • 'We wanted a car that was a new form. Fresh, exciting, purposeful but unquestionably Aston Martin,' explained Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Victor Gauntlett on the Virage's arrival, while stressing: 'It was important that, although new in virtually every way, the Virage was of evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, design. It has to be a car that could stand in line with every post-war Aston Martin and be the self-evident successor to that tradition.'
    Launched at the International Motor Show, Birmingham, in October 1988, the sensational newcomer re-stated its Aston Martin V8 forerunner's muscular good looks in the modern idiom, contriving to be slightly narrower yet providing increased interior space. The car was still no lightweight, but with 330bhp on tap courtesy of the trusty V8 engine's new 32-valve top end, was good enough for a top speed approaching 160mph and a 0-60mph time of under seven seconds. Running on unleaded fuel and designed to meet the requirements of a more emission sensitive world, the fuel-injected, catalytic converter-equipped V8 was suitable for all Aston Martin markets. The Virage continued Aston Martin's tradition of fine craftsmanship with its hand beaten aluminium body and fine leather upholstery, complimenting the highest standards of modern technology applied to the design of chassis and engine.
    One of 426 Virages produced between 1988 and 1995, '50178' was in the immediately preceding owner's hands for five years and comes with bills for that period totalling some £15,000 in addition to full service history with Aston Martin and recognised specialists. Additional documentation on file includes a list of the car's owners and a quantity of MoT certificates verifying the recorded mileage of circa 40,000. Purchased by the current owner at Bonhams' sale at Aston Martin Works Service in May 2011 (Lot 303), the car has seen very little use since acquisition and is described by the vendor as in generally good condition.
    An automatic transmission model finished in Winchester Blue with blue-piped cream leather interior, '50178' is offered with the aforementioned service history, Swansea V5C document and fresh MoT.
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