1979 Aston Martin V8 1979 Aston Martin 5.3 V8 Volante Series 1 (Oscar India)



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Registered 1979
Mileage 103,000 miles
Engine Size 5.3 l
Fuel Type Petrol
Transmission Automatic
Colour Green

Here we have a truly unmissable opportunity to own an exceptional and highly esteemed classic Aston Martin, one that has not only been immaculately preserved but also boasts a rather unique story dating back to its first owner further adding to its desirability for any Aston Martin enthusiast. Proudly introducing our 1979 Aston Martin 5.3 V8 Volante Series 1 Automatic originally supplied to rock legend & Queen founder Roger Taylor from H.W Motors Aston Martin on 26/10/1979. The convertible "Volante" was introduced in June 1978 with an estimated 439 examples produced between 1978 & 1986 which were based on the Oscar India & sure to be an appreciating asset for any collector. The Aston V8 Volante is perhaps the only classic car on the market that combines the subtly aggressive stylings of a muscle car with the luxury that matches any Rolls-Royce of the period & even featured in the 1987 James Bond "The Living Daylights". After being owned by Mr Taylor, the car was acquired by well-known Aston Martin aficionado, Howard Masters. Subsequent owners have maintained the car diligently adding to the extensive history file as one would do with a classic car of this nature. The original service book plus two continuation Aston Martin service books are with the car and document the supplying dealer services at 1,078, 4,500 and 9,370 miles before Ian Mason Aston Martin Services took over maintenance at 21,154, 29,488, 36,641, 42,689, 46,238, 50,485, 55,576, 64,060, 69,008, 70,839, 73,588, 75,459, 76,520, 78,206, 79,623 and finally at 80,199 miles in 1997. Runnymede Motor Company then serviced the car at 81,540, 85,046, 93,520, 99,381 and 101,536 miles. Last service by Fisher Performance Cars at 102,400 miles. Current mileage is 103,000 miles. Adding to the impressive service books are invoices for maintenance and service work dating back to the 1980s, MOTs going back over 20 years, spare keys and handbook. In later years the car was subjected to a full body restoration by Alan Smith Motors finished in the beautiful colour of Buckingham Green with Magnolia Leather re-trimming by Gary Wright. It is a reflection of the quality of that work, that the car was placed third at the Aston Martin Owners Club Concours at Blenheim Palace in June 2000. Presenting today in a superb condition in a colour scheme that perhaps suits the V8 Volante the best with the beautiful Burr Walnut dashboard and door inserts complementing the Magnolia leather piped Olive Green and Dark Green carpeting. All of our cars are subject to meticulous care and preparation by our skilled technicians and bodywork experts to guarantee peace of mind. To request a personalised

Mileage 103,000 miles
Exterior Colour GREEN
Engine Size 5.3 l
Fuel Type Petrol
Transmission Automatic
Bodystyle Convertible


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