1985 Aston Martin V8 Volante for sale in London (LHD)
- Beautiful, matching numbers and European specification
- “Prince-of-Wales” cosmetics
- Factory 580 series engine with four twin-choke Weber carburettors
- Maintained by marque specialists
- Recent cosmetic refurbishment to a superb standard
- A fabulous and luxurious open-top British gentleman’s muscle car
The V8 Volante is a unique combination of sports car performance and handling, limousine luxury and the sort of open air motoring which has excited and thrilled customers for decades.
When Aston Martin unveiled the Vantage Volante, the skirts and body enhancements were not quite to everybody’s liking. One particular customer, HRH, The Prince of Wales, who has owned a DB6 Volante since 1969, obviously wasn’t keen on the new additions. When the late Emir of Bahrain offered to purchase the Prince, as a gift, a brand new V8 Volante, Prince Charles requested Vantage performance, with a more restrained look. Whilst the wheel arches were slightly flared and the larger 16 inch Ronal wheels and tyres of the V8 Vantage saloon were fitted, the resulting car looked almost indistinguishable from a first series V8 Volante.
Once Prince Charles had taken delivery of his rather special car, other customers began to ask for something similar. Thus AML began offering to those special people the new derivative which has become known as the V8 Vantage Volante Prince of Wales or PoW for short, needless to say the PoW is now considered as the pinnacle of the V8 range.
Our car is a 1985 Aston Martin V8 Volante with the now iconic, Prince of Wales cosmetic body look. It is presented in superb condition, subtle and restrained yet bursting with presence. The Volante is delightfully finished in Georgian silver with a beautiful Rich Tan hide interior with a matching Tan hide top-roll, complemented by Oatmeal carpets piped with matching hide. The Mohair power top is also in a Rich Tan ensuring the car is stunning with roof up or down! It is evident that it has been the subject of a recent cosmetic refurbishment to a very high standard, this example must be seen to be fully appreciated. With the hood down it is transformed into an eye-catching luxury car which brings back love and fun into motoring.
The V8 Volante is a true British, gentleman’s muscle car, mixing power with elegance and class. Tremendous power comes from a 5,340 cc V8 engine with four-twin choke Weber carburettors and a 3-speed automatic gearbox provides smooth gear changes allowing for pleasurable, regular use.
Accompanying the car is an original Aston Martin V8 owners manual and photographs of the car after its restoration.
DD Classics is proud to offer such a rare and stunning example for sale.
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