SOLD: Aston Martin V8 Series 2, Fuel Injection, Manual Gearbox!
- Marque: Aston Martin
- Model: V8 Series 2, Fuel injection
- Colour exterior: Red (originally Cornish Gold)
- Colour interior: Black
- First registration: 16 August 1973
- Current registration: UK
- Odometer: 37.567 original miles
- Transmission: Manual, 5 Speed
- Engine: V8, 5.340 CC, 320 HP
Aston Martin V8 Bosch Fuel Injection, formerly known as Series 2
In April 1972, the DBS V8 was succeeded by the Aston Martin V8. This Aston Martin was developed during the David Brown era until a bankruptcy put spikes in the wheels. The further development was taken up by the new owner, Company Developments.
Compared with the DBS V8, the changes made to the exterior are mainly seen on the front side of the car. The V8 was fitted with a matte black grille, a bonnet with a low air intake opening and two single headlights in the fenders. The latter is copied from the DBS Vantage 6-cylinder during the period between May 1972 and July 1973.
The V8 was popularly known as Series 2 although Aston Martin has never used this designation.
Only 288 examples were produced between April 1972 and July 1973. The fuel injection cars are among the fastest cars of the V8 series – with exception of the later developed V8 Vantage. The top speed was 160 mph and the acceleration of the manual version was from 0 to 100 mph in less than 6 seconds.
Almost all the examples are right-hand drive cars. Left-hand drive V8 Series are rare. Due to emission regulations, not a single car was ever sold in the United States.
This RHD Aston Martin V8 is matching numbers and is fitted with the much-desired manual gearbox. Where the original colour combination was once Cornish Gold with a black interior, the V8 is now Signal Red with a black interior. The interior is still original.
VIN V8/10762/RCA has an extensive maintenance history., starting in February 1990 with a purchase inspection in the name of Malcolm James McArthur. Back then, the mileage was 26,485. It is followed by maintenance invoices from, among others, Aston Engineering, Aston Works and Desmond Smail.
In February 2008, at a mileage of 37.567 and still in the ownership of Mr. McArthur, the V8 has been suspended and has not been used since.
It is possible to purchase the V8 “as is”. Or, Noble House can take care of any work for the new owner needed to be done on this exclusive manual.
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