Aston Martin V8 Coupe (1997)

£99,500

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Unveiled at the 1996 Geneva Salon, the V8 Coupe slotted into the Aston Martin range below the flagship Vantage and Volante models. In some ways a more elegant, user-friendly version of the Vantage, the newcomer had slimmer wheel arches and a less overt front air dam. It was powered by a normally aspirated version of the 5340cc ‘quad cam’ V8 Vantage engine, the output of which was still pretty sizeable at 349bhp and 369lbft of torque – sufficient to propel the 2+2-seater Coupe to 60mph in around 5.9 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 155mph. Four-speed automatic transmission was standard fit for this model, which rode on distinctive six-blade OZ Saturn alloy wheels, the spokes of which were a tad slimmer than those of the Vantage. The rims were shod with Pirelli P Zero 225/50 tyres. Few changes were made during the production run, which lasted until 1999 and accounted for a mere 101 examples, making it a rare car by any standards. The smartly presented right-hand drive V8 Coupe being sold is a ‘matching numbers’ example from December 1997. It is finished in Mendip Blue with a beautiful Parchment hide interior piped in blue  and best quality Blue Wilton carpets. This unmarked  3 owner example was retained by the first owner for 18 years when it was purchased by a lady who only kept it for a few months before we acquired the car in 2015  when we sold it to a regular customer who has just purchased a more modern Aston. The odometer reading of 29,700 is supported by the accompanying service record showing servicing at "Stratstone Aston Martin Wilmslow" and "Aston Martin Works" plus a well known specialist. The most recent major service was carried out by Richard Williams only 800 miles ago at a cost of just over £9,000, hence the car is completely ready for immediate use. The Aston’s suitably impressive specification includes: sports exhaust, cruise control and heated seats, air conditioning and automatic transmission. These Limited edition, Newport Pagnell-built V8s are arguably among the last truly hand built Aston Martins models and becoming increasingly collectable and excellent value at £99,950

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Essentials

  • Mileage: 29,700
  • Year: 1997
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue

Details

  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 5.3
  • Engine configuration: 8 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Na
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 350
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 369
  • Top speed (MPH): 160
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 5.8 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 14.0
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 2

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Runnymede Motor Company

Bucks, United Kingdom

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