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1979 Aston Martin Vantage
Sale price: $425,000.00 make an offer
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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V8 Vantage 'Oscar India'
V8VOR12072 Engine View All Photos Description 1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 'Oscar India'
Welcome to Crave Luxury Auto. one of the nation's premier marketers of high-line and luxury automobile dealers. The winner of this auction will have the opportunity to own this beautiful 1979 Aston MartinV8 Vantage 'Oscar India'. The paint is in excellent condition and it is apparent that this car was garaged and meticulously-maintained. The interior is virtually flawless and is equipped with all the right options. You can't go wrong with this fabulous vehicle!
Desirable second-generation U. K. -specification “true Vantage” ‘Oscar India’ Original Raven Black car with fresh red interior; rare factory sunroof Professional. high-quality conversion to LHD; original five-speed gearbox Recent service and mechanical restoration work by marque specialists Steel Wings Long-term ownership by well-known AMOC members both in Europe and the United States
The true Vantage “supercar” version of Aston Martin’s standard-bearer V8 was never sold new in the United States due to emissions regulations; the fire-breathing “4 × 2” Weber carburetors and low-restriction exhaust were simply not compliant. So this first-generation V8 Vantage was rare then. and this now federal emissions exempt example is one of only a few existing today in the United States.
The proper. full-specification V8 Vantage was noted in the April 1978 issue of Motor Sport Magazine as being the fastest accelerating production automobile in the world. capable of rocketing from 0–60 mph in 5. 4 seconds. Motor Magazine. not to be outdone. took a Series II out on 25 April 1981 and bested that time with the run in only 5. 2 seconds. These figures are still impressive today. especially considering the weight of its stature as a luxurious GT. though clothed in aluminum alloy coachwork. Beginning in October 1978. these cars gained improvements to their body styling. including the trademark Vantage aerodynamic package. a leather headliner. and a burled walnut dashboard as part of the so-called Series II or “Oscar India” generation (“OI” was internal code for the new model referring to “October Introduction”).
One of the 172 genuine 425-horsepower V8 Vantage models produced between 1978 and 1985. the car offered here was one of the first dozen built in 1979 and was originally delivered to a doctor in Halesowen. England. According to the current owner. it was subsequently sold in 1987 to Viscont de Farcy of France and was professionally converted from right-hand drive to left-hand drive by a well-known Aston Martin specialist there. Later it was sold to Count Audion de Dampierre. a noted Champagne manufacturer. and previous president of the French Aston Martin Owners Club. who drove it some 30. 00 miles before selling it to the next French custodian in 1998. A Swiss Aston Martin enthusiast acquired the car in 2001 and added another 12. 00 kilometers over the next dozen years.
More recently. the V8 Vantage underwent a complete chassis renovation. bare-metal repaint. and complete servicing by Steel Wings of Pennsylvania. including an installation of their own upgraded suspension with shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. plus the addition of updated Ronal-type factory wheels. The body was stripped to bare metal and given a concours-quality repaint to better-than-new condition. all brightwork was reconditioned. and. more recently. the interior reupholstered in red leather. including a factory optional leather headliner and correct trunk liner. as-new. The engine was resealed and fitted with new water pump. oil lines. and oil coolers. and the engine bay detailed. all in spring of 2015.
Accompanied by a copy of its factory build sheet. a comprehensive history file. a factory owner’s manual. and two sets of keys. this is a splendid “true Vantage. rdquo; worthy of a new home in any Aston Martin collection. where its performance will continue to astonish.
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