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    1978 Aston Martin V8

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    Year: 1978
    Make: Other Marques
    Model: Aston Martin
    Trim: V8
    Body Style: Coupe
    Mileage: 95,000 miles
    Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Gearbox
    Condition: Pre Owned
    Location: Fir ST, Vancouver, Canada
    Drivetrain: RWD
    Engine: 5.3L
    Power: 390 bhp
    Exterior Color: Blue
    Interior Color: Cream
    Newest Arrivals: 2019-03-06 15:00:05
    VIN: V811850LCAS

    EXCEPTIONAL FEATURES OF THIS VEHICLE:

    • Fully Documented Owner History, Including Vehicle Registrations, Since New
    • Fully Documented Service History, Bodywork, and Restoration Work Since New
    • Desirable Manual Transmission
    • Recent Service Including New Flywheel, Clutch and Starter
    • Engine Bored to Vantage Spec by Renowned Aston Martin Restorer, Steel Wings
    • 366 HP at Rear Wheels

     

    OPTIONS + FEATURES:

     

    • Exceptional Connolly Hides in Pristine Condition
    • Modern Stereo with Bluetooth Functionality
    • Lucas Driving Lights
    • Rare Rear Flip Tail
    • Left Hand Drive

     

    LIVE THE EXPERIENCE:

    A prime example of the ultimate “British Muscle Car” of the 1970s.  Chassis Number V8 11850 LCAS left Newport Pagnell in late 1978 to its first owner in Abu Dhabi. It then changed hands to the second owner at an unknown date in Abu Dhabi, but prior to the second owner moving to it to London in 1986. 11850 was then acquired by its third owner in London in 1989 who kept it until 2003 when it was acquired by the current Canadian owner and brought to Vancouver.

    All of the owners past and present have maintained the car in excellent condition as evidenced by a complete history of service records several inches thick including title and registration documents dating back to the first owner.

    As well there have been progressive upgrades to the car throughout its life the most notable being the replacement of the automatic transmission with a 5 speed manual transmission performed by Steel Wings of New Jersey in 2006/2007. While at Steel Wings the cylinder heads were removed, overhauled and upgraded to the larger valves. Once the upgrades were completed the car was dyno tested and documented producing 366 horsepower at the rear wheels, putting it well in range of Vantage specifications.

    In 1990/91 11850 went through a cosmetic refresh to the paint followed by a further more extensive refresh including a new front windscreen and full rust proofing in 1996.  In 1997 the interior of the car was completely re-trimmed in Magnolia with Navy piping which perfectly offsets the Kentucky Blue exterior and shows very little wear in the 30,000 km it has travelled since then. Today the car could use a further refresh to remove wear and tear on the paint and body and removal of some corrosion to the sills, a common ailment of these cars. The chrome trim on the car shows very well with only minor weathering. The car recently underwent mechanical work including a new starter, flywheel and clutch.

    The car drives very well with plenty of power evident and the wonderful growl of the big twin-cam V8 with the four downdraft Weber carburetors. The 5-speed transmission shifts crisply and accurately. The car has the solid feel the AM V8s are known for.

    All in all, a very solid driver with a wonderful interior and storied history, which could be quite easily restored to concours quality

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