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1977 Aston Martin V8 S Runcorn Cheshire WA7 1TA, United Kingdom

Trade : £85,000

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1977 Aston Martin V8 S

Registration: UPP 26R
Chassis: V8/11673/RCAS
Mileage: 65,100 Recorded
Transmission: Automatic

  • UK RHD home market
  • Matching chassis and engine numbers
  • Extensive history file dating back to 31st December 1979
  • Recent detailed report from Aston Specialist Desmond J Smail
  • Recorded mileage of 65,000 though speedo change in 1980 indicates c.100,000 miles
  • Fully detailed and comprehensive history file

A rare and desirable home market V8 'S', chassis V8/11673/RCAS boasts a history file that dates back to 31st December 1979 when it was bought from Aston Martin (Sales) Limited of Sloane Street, London by J.H. Sacks Esq for £16,500. Interestingly, serviced by the Aston Martin on 28th January 1980 at 34,273 miles, the car underwent a speedometer change less than two months later. An Aston Martin Continuation Service Book records further maintenance up until 7th April 1983 at 45,943 miles. The Aston was treated to a full respray in 2000 and the bumpers were re-chromed, and has benefited from a suspension and brake overhaul, reconditioned automatic gearbox, torque converter, water pump and various other items. Recently subject to a full carpet re-trim. A recent service costing circa £3,300 allows this fabulous Aston an immediate and enjoyable route to classic motoring with an iconic marque.

The V8 became known as the AM V8, a model retroactively referred to as the Series 2 V8 to separate it from later models. Visual differences included twin quartz-halogen headlights and a mesh grille, a front design which was to last until the end of production in 1989. AM V8 cars, produced from May 1972 through July 1973, used a similar engine to the DBS V8, albeit with Bosch fuel injection rather than the earlier carburettors.

Just 288 Series 2 cars were built. Although David Brown had left the company, he had overseen development of this model. The first 34 cars still carried leftover "DBS V8" badging.
The car switched back to Weber carburettors for the Series 3 in 1973, ostensibly to help the car pass new stricter emissions standards in California but most likely because Aston Martin was unable to make the Bosch fuel injection system work correctly. These cars are distinguished by a taller hood scoop to accommodate four twin-choke (two-barrel) Weber carbs. The car produced 310 hp (231 kW; 314 PS) and could reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.1 seconds with an automatic transmission or 5.7 with a manual. Performance suffered with emissions regulations, falling to 288 hp (215 kW; 292 PS) in 1976. The next year, a more powerful "Stage 1" engine with new camshafts and exhaust brought it up to 305 hp (227 kW; 309 PS).

These cars either fitted 225/70VR15 Avon Turbo Speed or 235/70VR15 Turbo speed Rolls Royce tyre on the Auto models or the 255/60R15 Pirelli Cinturato CN12 off the Vantage. Production of Series 3 cars lasted from 1973 through October 1978 but was halted for all of 1975. 967 examples were produced in this time. While earlier V8 cars have louvers cut into the little panel mounted beneath the rear windshield, the Series 3 and later cars instead have a small lip at the bottom of this panel, just ahead of the leading edge of the boot lid.

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Vechicle details

  • Ad Ref : 3T201100019
  • Location : Runcorn Cheshire WA7 1TA, United Kingdom
  • Make : Aston Martin
  • Model : V8 S
  • Year : 1977
  • Miles : 65,100
  • Kms : n/a
  • Steer : RHD
  • Gear Box : Automatic
  • Cylender : n/a
  • cc : n/a
  • Cu in : n/a
  • Engine No : n/a
  • Chassis No : V8/11673/RCAS
  • Exterior Color : Black
  • Interior : Leather
  • Interior Colour : Beige
  • Doors : 2 Doors
  • Condition : n/a
  • MoT. : Yes
  • Part exchange Considered : No
  • Country of Manufacture : European Cars

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  • Seller : Manor Park Classics
  • Phone : 016 16975 XXX
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