ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE LHD 1978 - Gold - SOLD
• One of the eleven (11) original LHD "Flip Tail" Vantages imported into the USA
• An original left hand drive (LHD) car
• Original paint color/trim
• Fitted with European Tuned Vantage engine
• Offered with Workshop Manual/Car Jack
• Has been with the current owner since 2001
• Condition 2-
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- Product Q&A
Car fitted with European tuned V8 Vantage
No compression test was completed.
Engine starts without hesitation from cold.
Engine compartment is in reasonable condition. All parts appear complete, side screens, heat shields, radiator surround and belt guard etc. all fitted.
Brake boosters appear in good condition.
No coolant leaks were visible.
No fuel leaks were visible
No brake/steering fluid leaks were visible.
Owner claims engine oil/filter was changed in June 2016.
All fluids appear clean.
No visible fuel leaks.
Owner claims that the fuel tank has been cleaned and flushed.
Owner claims that fuel system flushed, new fuel filter/ Weber carbs rebuilt June 2016
No visible coolant leaks were observed. Coolant appears clean.
Exhaust system. Langford Stainless Steel exhaust system fitted.
There are no leaks from the exhaust.
Transmission: 5-Speed manual ZF gearbox.
Shifting appears to be normal. Car was driven in forward and reverse gears.
No leaks observed from the rear axle/diff.
Front suspension is complete and serviceable.
Rear suspension is complete and serviceable.
Power assisted steering:
No leaks visible from steering rack. Fluid appears clean.
Steering rack boots are in serviceable condition
Steering wheel goes lock to lock without hesitation.
Brake fluid appears clean.
Rotors front and rear are correct with reasonable wear.
No visible brake fluid leaks were observed.
Windscreen and backlight in good condition.
Windscreen and backlight rubbers are serviceable.
All side glass (front quarter lights, door windows and rear quarter lights all Triplex Glass.
Front Quarter light (LHS & RHS) rubbers are in good condition.
Door waistline outer rubbers (LHS & RHS) are in good condition.
Door outer edge rubber is in good condition.
Door felts are in good condition.
Rear quarter lights seals are in good condition.
Exterior Brightwork (Chrome):
Front bumper in good condition.
Rear bumper in good condition.
Front grille in good condition.
Door mirrors are in good condition. Stainless steel windshield surrounds and back light surround in good condition.
Stainless steel sill covers are in good condition.
The headlamps and driving lamps are in good order and working condition.
The front direction indicators are in good order and working condition.
The rear brake/tail/ direction indicator lenses are in good order and working condition.
The license plate lamps are correct and functional
The reversing lamps are correct and functional
Chassis in overall good condition. Floor pans etc. in good order.
Inner sills show evidence of corrosion.
All door, trunk and hood gaps are good.
The overall condition of the paintwork is good. Leading edge of bonnet is chipped.
Stone chip on center of bonnet scoop. The fuel filler flaps have signs of paint lifting.
Minor dings and paint chip on driver's door.
The rear plastic valance is complete, appears original and has no damage.
Front valance has slight kerb rash.
Interior: The overall condition of the interior is very good.
The interior leather, carpets and headliner/sun visors. (Driver's side carpet is worn).
The trunk carpeting and spare wheel cover are original
All instruments and warning lights are functional and correct.
The radio is original and fully operational.
Standard GKN alloy wheels are all in good condition.
Tires size: 255/60/R15
Tire Brand: Michelin Sport XGT
Tire pressures: 32 psi all around.
Tire condition: Thread depth 7/32nds
The car starts without hesitation.
The fly off hand brake is good.
Car runs and drives with no abnormal squeaks and bangs.
Car accelerates and changes gear as expected. Kick down works.
The car brakes are positive and car stops in a straight line.
All lights (headlights, directional indicators, brake and reversing lights all functional. Windscreen wipers and wipers are functional.
The car was originally delivered to Aston Martin Lagonda, PA and was sold in 1978
This car is an original left hand drive (LHD), U.S. spec. The car is in overall good condition.
The mileage appears genuine based upon the service records.
The car should be considered a "good driver" with consideration given to servicing the front & rears suspension and repainting the car in the future
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage offers blinding performance in a traditional manner…..with typical Aston Martin refinement.
With no turbos fitted the Vantage offers extraordinary torque and power, with the power flow being constant.
The V8 Vantage offers all the refinements of a grand tourer yet with performance levels that are superior to all other highly tuned and often twitchy sports cars.
The V8 Vantage (with "X" Pack), claims 432 BHP, offering a top speed of 180 mph and 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
The V8 Vantage has the hallmark fittings of having a front & rear valances, blanked off radiator grille with Cibie driving lights and bonnet scoop. Rear "fliptail" faired into the rear boot lid and body.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage has gone down in automotive history as one of the all-time high performance cars. Britain's first "Supercar".
Enthusiasts who appreciate such performance can do no better.
This particular car is an original left hand drive (LHD) car and is one of the eleven (11) production V8 Vantages exported to North America.
Originally delivered to Aston Martin Lagonda, King of Prussia, PA. The car was sold to a Robert Hollander (Atlanta, Georgia). The car then ended up in the caring hands of Marc Delpech, Vienna VA, before being passed onto the current owner in 2001.
The car is painted in its original color, Aztec Gold.
The interior is original: Dark brown leather with Wilton wool tan carpets and tan headlining.
All systems and assemblies and are fully operational.
The car is a good original car.
The car has been recently serviced. (Oil/filter changed, fuel system flushed and carburetors rebuilt)
This car is an absolute delight to drive.
This is a very rare/unique opportunity to own one of the extremely rare original LHD V8 Vantages. (One of eleven (11) cars imported into USA).
The car is currently available for inspection
Car supplied complete with:
Two sets of keys (Ignition and door/boot/glove box)
Overall condition: 2-
Price: Price on application
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SpecificationsChassis Number: V8/11880/LCA/V
Engine Number: V540/1705V
5-Speed ZF manual gearbox
Keys (2 sets): Ignition, door FT160/Glove box FS893
Delivered: AML USA
Current Indicated Mileage: 81,438 miles
Speedometer: Miles Per Hour (MPH)
Left Hand Drive
Color: Aztec Gold
Interior Trim: Connolly dark brown leather