<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA

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Lot 6
1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

Sold for US$ 162,960 inc. premium
1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652

Engine no. V585/5652/LFA

5,340cc DOHC V8 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
315bhp at 6,250rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Factory, cosmetic-Vantage spec example
*Two owners from new
*10,200 miles from new
*Documented by a copies of factory records and a clean CARFAX


THE ASTON MARTIN V8

With the resurrection of the 'Vantage' name in 1977, Aston Martin enthusiasts everywhere breathed a sigh of relief; previously applied to high-power versions of the DB six-cylinder cars, it had been dormant since the V8's arrival back in 1969. A heavier car than its six-cylinder predecessor, the V8 had suffered as emissions legislation became ever more strangulating, leading to concern that Aston Martin's traditional performance image might be lost. The arrival of the Vantage dispelled any such worries.

Propelling Aston's V8 back into the supercar league was a tuned version of the existing 5,340cc engine breathing through a quartet of 48mm Weber carburetors rather than the standard 42mm units. Valves and ports were enlarged and the camshafts changed, the end result being an estimated maximum output of around 375bhp. Chassis changes were minimal apart from the adoption of bigger ventilated discs all round and low-profile Pirelli tires. The Vantage was, nevertheless, readily distinguishable from the standard product by virtue of its blocked-off bonnet scoop, blanked air intake, front chin spoiler and lip on the boot lid.

Produced to satisfy demands from the USA, the Volante convertible debuted in 1978, but it was not until 1986 that it became available to Vantage specification, which by this time meant around 400bhp. Along with the Vantage engine and bonnet came flared wheelarches, boot spoiler (a feature the Volante had previously lacked) and extended front spoiler, while fiberglass extensions replaced the model's hitherto characteristic chromed sill covers. The result was a muscular, aggressive-looking car that could justifiably claim to be the world's fastest convertible, all the more so when it came with the optional 432bhp 'X-pack' engine. A total of 166 Vantage Volantes had been completed by the end of production in December 1989.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This V8 Vantage Volante was supplied new to Lake Forst Sports Cars in Lake Forest, Illinois. Completed on February 12, 1988, it was delivered to its first owner on May 26, 1988. Finished in Dover White over a Oxblood leather interior, it has the three-speed automatic gearbox and is equipped with the power operated hood, electric windows and mirrors, driving lamps, and Ronal alloy wheels. It is one of only 47 automatic Cosmetic-Spec Vantages sold to the United States.

The first owner would sparingly use his Aston, covering about a thousand miles a year in the first three years of ownership, but then only another 7,000 miles in the ensuing two decades. Retaining the car in Florida for much of this time, it is understood to have been a carefully kept and well serviced machine when it was acquired from the original owner by the current seller in April of 2012.

On static display since being purchased, this mean looking Aston is ready for some recommissioning and road burning. With plenty of power on tap, it will make the perfect velvet hammer for its next owner.
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<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
<b>1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante</b><br />VIN. SCFCV81V4JTL15652<br />Engine no. V585/5652/LFA
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