- 1977 Aston Martin V8 S
- Fully rebuilt engine in 2015
- 6-speed manual trasmission
- 1 of 189 examples built
The Aston Martin V8 ‘S’ model was announced in 1977 as an improvement to the already successful V8. These improvements included bigger valves, re-profiled camshafts, larger carburettors and a Vantage exhaust. The suspension also had some improvements and the car was given a greater range with a 25 gallon fuel tank.
The CEO of Aston Martin at the time Alan Curtis was heard to say that such was the cost of producing this model the factory actually lost money on each car despite the £20000 price tag. Performance at the time gave the car a 0-60 of 7 seconds and a top speed of 145 mph.
Finished in Midnight Blue with Black hide this example started life with an automatic transmission, however, as part of an extensive overhaul a 6 speed modern manual Tremec gearbox was fitted in 2015. This makes the car quicker off the mark together with a quiet and relatively economical motorway cruise. CMC of Wolverhampton carried out these works between 2013 and 2015 to the tune of over £70,000. This work also included structural works to the sills, jacking points and outriggers. The car also had the benefit of a full an engine rebuild. Since then a further £5500 has recently been spent on new carpets and a fresh service. Specification includes Air conditioning, electric windows and power steering. The car also comes with a sizeable and detailed leather-bound history file that includes twenty-one past MOT Certificates, old tax discs, previous ownership details plus a large collection of past invoices. The car also comes with its original Pioneer radio cassette.
This car is priced to sell and represents tremendous value for money. Available for sale and immediate inspection at The Classic Motor Hub.