Lot 123: Aston Martin AMV8 SIII
Aston Martin finally launched the DBSV8 at the end of 1969, after a longer than anticipated development plan. The wait was obviously worthwhile as the engine was still in production many years later, albeit in heavily modified form. The new twin cam V8 engine produced a staggering 375bhp in standard form, enough to propel the car to a top speed of 160mph, unbelievable for an early 1970s car weighing nearly 2 tons! The V8 was an important car in Astons history that offered real super car performance in a traditional British package. With the company now in the ownership of Company Developments, the DB suffix was dropped in 1972, as was the Lucas fuel-injection system. The next generation of Aston Martin's were just called AM V8. The engine was now fuelled by Weber carburettors, which meant that the air scoop on the bonnet was larger. The chrome grill and twin headlamps were gone and the car took on a real muscular appearance. Most drivers pulled over when they saw an AM V8 in the rear view mirror, because, even in automatic guise, the car was very, very fast. Offered here is an AMV8 of 1982 vintage, which was originally owned by a company of which the vendors father was the MD. It was then gifted to him on his retirement. It has now passed into his daughters ownership after he passed away. The car is finished in metallic bronze with magnolia hide, piped brown and wood veneer dash and door inserts. It is in extremely good, original condition, having covered a mere 61000 miles in 28 years. The mileage is warranted as correct and is supported by service history and previous MoT certificates. These fabulously British supercars offer quite staggering value and cannot remain at this level much longer. Just witness the explosion in the prices of DB4/5/6 and you will know what I mean.
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|Registration number||AMV8 SIII|
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|Number of doors||2|