- Chassis SCFCV81CXGTL15453
- Believed to be the only triple black V8 Volante
- Recent detailing to high standards
- Matching numbers throughout
- One of 34 manual V8 Volante series 2 produced
The Aston Martin V8 Volante
Aston Martin announced their new V8 Volante on 21 June 1978, in order to satisfy demands for a convertible version, primarily for the U.S. market. The Volante, outfitted with a fully lined and power-operated hood, introduced the thrill of open-air motoring to the already exciting V8 platform. Motor magazine road-tested a V8 Volante in March 1979 and found its performance to be impressive for a luxury tourer, as it had a 0–60 mph time of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph.
The Volante remained in production for 11 years, and whilst engineering development continued over its production run, the muscular character of the car remained the same. In 1983, the V8 range received a number of substantial improvements, which included revised heating and ventilation controls, and it could be easily identified by its BBS alloy wheels. Aston Martin later introduced an updated, fully realised model, designated the Series V, in January 1986, which featured Weber/Marelli electronic fuel injection with a restyled flat bonnet. It would remain in production until October 1989, marking the final, most highly refined version of the model, which featured improved aerodynamics and could now be identified by attractive Ronal 16 inch wheels.
Body colour: ref Cannock Black
Trim colour: Black
Hood colour: Black ref 5218DH
Exquisite example of one of the most iconic sports cars of the 80s. This motorcar, chassis SCFCV81CXGTL15453, is one of only 215 Aston Martin V8 Volante series 2 produced and one of only 34 factory left hand drive models with manual transmission. It is also believed to be the only triple black finished V8 Volante. SCFCV81CXGTL15453 was manufactured for the US market as show on factory records and was completed on February 2nd 1986.
It was supplied new via Aston Martin Lagonda of Beverly Hills, Gregg Motors, on July 10th 1987 to a Californian based company, I.T.C Entreprises Inc. During its early years SCFCV81CXGTL15453 was driven minimally, totaling approximately 10,700 miles before being sized by the the insurance company due to an insurance fraud by its first owner, following a minor fender damage.
The car remained in custody at the insurance company’s premises for the following 10 years before being purchased by its second owner in Germany in the mid 2000s. In recent years the car had been serviced meticulously and more recently detailed including a full repaint in the original Cannock black body colour. SCFCV81CXGTL15453 is today showing 19,200 miles from new and presented in superb condition throughout with matching number.
This magnificent example still retains the character and style that a collector would expect from such an exceedingly rare and highly coveted classic Aston Martin.