<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM

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Lot 151
1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE

Sold for US$ 247,500 inc. premium
1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE
VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770

Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM

5,340cc DOHC V8 Engine
Weber-Marelli Fuel Injection
300bhp at 6,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Desirable narrow-body, 5-speed manual LHD US-delivery V8 Volante
*Highly original, low-mileage example with just one owner until 2016
*One of just a handful built in the final production year
*Offered with color-coded trunk luggage and factory records


THE ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE

Aston Martin had initially intended the DBS to house its new V8 engine, but production difficulties meant that the car first appeared with the DB6's 4.0-liter six. Bigger and more luxuriously appointed than the DB6, the heavyweight DBS disappointed some by virtue of its slightly reduced performance, but there were no complaints when the V8 finally arrived in 1969. With an estimated 315bhp available from its 5,340cc four-cam engine, the DBS V8 could reach 100mph in under 14 seconds, running on to a top speed of 160mph, a staggering performance in those days and one which fully justified the claim that it was the fastest production car in the world. After Aston Martin's acquisition by Company Developments in 1972, production resumed with the Series 2, now known as the Aston Martin V8 and distinguishable by a restyled front end recalling the looks of earlier Astons. The most successful Aston Martin ever, the V8 survived the changes of ownership and financial upheavals of the 1970s, enjoying a record-breaking production run lasting from 1969 to 1988, with 2,919 cars sold.

Described by former Aston Martin Chairman Victor Gauntlett as "a stylish thoroughbred, beautifully built, luxurious, fast and immensely safe," the V8 was built in several variants, one of the more exclusive being the Volante Convertible. Introduced in response to customer demand for such a car, the Volante first appeared in June 1978. Arguably the ultimate in soft-top luxury, the newcomer boasted a lined, power-operated top 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 top down, the Volante's 150mph maximum nevertheless ranked it among the world's fastest convertibles.

The V8 Volante received periodic upgrades and refinements as the Saloon or Coupe version did, adopting the era-defining BBS wheels in 1983, and then switching to Weber-Marelli fuel injection – and a flatter bonnet – in 1986.

V8 Volante and Vantage Volante chassis numbers ran from '15001' to '15849', and counted a total of 849 cars. The last V8 Volantes were built in 1989.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

According to copies of Aston Martin's factory build records, this elegant V8 Volante was hand built at Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell plant during the spring of 1989, and was among the last 80 cars produced in the last production year. The car received the final inspections in March of 1989, and was then shipped from the UK to its destination, the US. The car was equipped with a left-hand-drive steering arrangement and the desirable 5-speed ZF manual transmission. It was finished in British Racing Green over a fawn colored leather interior, beige carpeting and a fawn Everflex convertible top, just as it appears today. It is believed that this car was among just 13 V8 Volantes produced for the US market in 1989, of which even fewer were equipped with the desirable, 5-speed manual ZF transmission.

The new V8 Volante was delivered to its first owner, a Mr. A.M. Pilaro of Southampton, NY, through the Greenwich, CT based Aston Martin agency, Miller Motors. The car is believed to have remained with this first owner until 2016, while kept in excellent original condition. The CARFAX report issued for the car has recorded the mileage since new, and many New York State inspections are logged on the report.

Today this highly original Aston Martin shows less than 17,500 miles on the odometer, a figure that is indeed believed to be original. A major service was recently performed by Aston Martin of Long Island, NY. A solid and very well cared for car; close inspection of the Aston Martin V8 Volante reveals mostly original finishes throughout. The luxurious cabin presents beautifully, with the original interior and wood finishes intact. The dash pad and steering wheel are neatly color-coded in green, matching the cars exterior. A set of custom luggage can be found in the trunk, also trimmed in green. The exterior looks magnificent, with sparkling chrome and brightwork, and the original era-defying BBS alloy wheels in place.

As a desirably equipped example built in the final year of the V8 Volante model production run, this superb Aston Martin features all the refinements carried out during the evolution of the V8 era. Topped with factory left-hand-drive steering and manual shift 5-speed configuration, this example ticks all the boxes. A very rare Aston Martin from the final production year, that must be considered among the best examples marking the end of the era.
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<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
<b>1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81CXKTL15770<br />Engine no. V/585/5770/LFM
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