The Aston Martin firm was sold in January of 1972 to ‘Company Developments.’ Work started on the facelift of the DBSV8, with the main visual cues being the adoption of a revised grille and single headlamps. The AMV8 retained the Bosch mechanical fuel injection until August of 1973. Four twin-choke Weber carburetors were adapted, the interior trim was updated, and the fuel cell was redesigned to allow for more luggage space and a bigger hood bulge to clear the new air box. Another ownership change took place in 1975 and the AMV8 remained unchanged until 1977. In 1977 engine alterations were announced, and it was known as Stage 1 and included a revised exhaust system to improve overall performance.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage introduced in 1977 is considered to be Britain’s first “Supercar.” It was capable of 170-mph, and it used many engine modifications that included high performance camshafts, larger carburetors, larger intake valves and new intake manifolds. These upgrades accelerated the car to 60-mph in under 6-seconds.
The Aston Martin offered here is powered by a 5.3-liter, DOHC V-8 engine fueled by four large Weber dual-choke carburetors. This unit is connected to the optional Chrysler three-speed automatic transmission.
This Aston Martin V8 left the factory wearing Imperial Burgundy paint with Magnolia Hides, Burgundy piping and Sandringham Beige carpets. The car has seen one repaint in its life and looks stunning today. The interior of this Aston Martin is 100-percent original and shows beautiful patina. The car has always been properly maintained by an Aston Martin specialist and by Vantage Motors, INC the last few years. Vantage Motors has recently done a full tune up on the glorious four cam Aston Martin V-8 engine, re-built and synched the carburetors, replaced the heater core, replaced the front suspension and springs, replaced numerous hoses, belts and lines and recently sorted through the brakes and lines.
This stunning 1977 Aston Martin V8 Coupe’ V811834LCA completed production at the Newport Pagnell factory in November 1977 and was shipped to the United States on January 18, 1978. The car was invoiced into Newport Imports in Newport Beach California and was then sold to its first owner on November 29, 1978. The first owner had the car in Orange County California until 1991 when the second owner purchased the car and moved this V8 to Greenwich Connecticut where it has been under the care of the second owner ever since.
This is an exceptional Aston Martin V8 Coupe’ that still wears the small European chrome bumpers. Brand new Michelin XWX’s have just been put on the car and the original GKN alloy wheels have recently been completely refinished. Accompanied with the sale of the car is the original owner’s handbook and original keys. This completely untouched and unmolested V-8 retains its original V-8 engine and transmission.