1977 Aston Martin v8 Coupe

Factory Manual & Weber Carburettor Example

1977 Aston Martin V8 Coupe

Forty six years ago, in 1977, a Lady or Gentleman contemplating the purchase of a new Aston Martin would almost inevitably opt for the automatic version. What they likely never envisaged was that forty six years later the few manual gearbox examples would be the most collectable, and command a 50% market premium.

This car is one of the few, a manual AMV8, also fitted from new with a Factory electric sun roof. They may look very similar but the well-informed know the evolution of the AMV8’s different models intimately, and why the Series 3 is the most desirable – mostly because of the four twin choke Webers that replaced the Bosch fuel injection of the earlier Series, plus an array of other mechanical and cosmetic improvements. And yes, zero to 100 mph in 12.7 seconds is as impressive today as it was then.

Fast forward to 2023 and the Gentleman contemplating that same Series 3 AMV8 will probably focus on certain key criteria – the car must be matching numbers, have a full service history, good colours, and its condition confidently ready for either a weekend adventure or a trip across Europe.

Chassis Number V8/11618/RCAC is finished in Silver Birch with Blue leather with a service history and MOT record that fully supports the mileage of 72,841. The current MOT was issued without advisories, and the extensive maintenance history is the ‘Who’s Who’ of Aston Martin specialists –  Chapman Spooner, Four Ashes, Ian Mason and Chicane Classics (ex RSW), the latter having performed £43,667 of maintenance and servicing during the last 3,000 miles.

The extensive Inspection Report performed in 2020 by an independent engineer was very positive and closed with the following statement:

“This is a very strong driver with a good tight chassis, and engine and gearbox are also very good. A really good example, very well maintained, and presented well”.

From 2006 to 2018 the car was owned by an enthusiast in Switzerland. During that twelve year period  CHF95,262 of maintenance was performed on the car, mostly by Roos Engineering the Heritage approved service centre of Aston Martin for Switzerland.  

Available for inspection and offered with V5, current MOT, Factory Parts Catalogue, Owners Handbook and three fully documented and extensive files, one of which details the restoration of the body and chassis supported by photographs.

Asking Price: £97,950

Odometer Reading: 73,145
Registration: W3 OEC
Chassis Number: V8/11618/RCAC
Engine Number: V540/1618
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Silver Birch
Interior: Blue Leather

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