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1980 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

MAKE + MODEL: Aston Martin V8 Vantage

PRICE: £265,000

ENGINE: 5.3L V8

ODOMETER: 42800

TRANSMISSION: Manual

CHASSIS NUMBER: V8VOR12291

PAINT: Sebring Blue

1980 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - One of 179 'Oscar India' high performance Vantage models constructed between 1978-1984 and one of just five Vantage models finished from new in 'Sebring Blue' coachwork and the sole example trimmed with dark blue hides. Fully documented history from new and presented in exceptional condition.

Supplied new on 8th December 1980 by AM Sales Ltd, this ‘Oscar India’ Vantage was delivered in rare and attractive Sebring Blue coachwork with dark blue hides and blue carpets to first owner Sir John Mayhew-Sanders, chairman of the engineering group ‘John Brown’ and leading spokesman for Anglo-Soviet trade at the time

Specified with a ‘state of the art’ Pioneer 9300 stereo system and graphic equalizer mounted centrally at the top of the dashboard, invoices held on file detail service work carried out by Aston Martin Works and main agent Hyde Vale until 1987, whereupon the car was sold to its third owner, a respected Aston Martin enthusiast, who entrusted maintenance of the Vantage to Autokraft LTD, famed constructors of Mk4 AC Cobra’s and superb Spyder conversions of Ferrari Daytona models, located at the Brooklands Industrial Park, Weybridge

Throughout the 1990s the Vantage was maintained by marque exponents RSW and main agents HWM with invoices on file. Between 2012-14 the Vantage benefitted from considerable expenditure with marque specialists Trinity Engineering totalling in excess of GBP 47,000 which included extensive chassis, suspension and brake system work, carried out less than 2500 miles ago. Between 2014-2018 all maintenance was entrusted to respected AM specialists Chicane with further invoices to the tune of GBP 15,000

With current odometer reading at just under 43,000 miles, this mileage can be warranted by the supporting service records and MoT certificates held on file. Believed to be one of just five Vantage models in this colour and the sole example trimmed with dark blue hide, this original manual example was one of just 179 ‘Oscar India’ Vantage models produced between 1978-84 and has benefitted from just three previous owners from new, the latter having owned the car for the past 36 years

Offered today with comprehensive service records dating back to 1980 including its original warranty card, service booklet, sundry invoices and MoT certificates, we recently drove this car on a drama free 550 mile journey to Wales and back in a day and can confirm it performs exactly as its maker intended!

Dylan Miles specialises in the sale and acquisition of vintage and sports cars with a main focus on Aston Martin and other interesting European and American sportscars from the 1950s-80s.

Their business is predominantly consignment based and they operate on a clear and transparent basis, only dealing with cars that they would want to own ourselves.

Their headquarters are in West Sussex, just a few minutes from Gatwick airport, where they display their stock within their twenty car showroom, which can be visited by prior appointment.

They are driven by their passion for cars and look forward to meeting you on the lawn in April at this exciting new Salon Privé event.


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