1974 ASTON MARTIN AMV8 - £165,000
Here we have a 1974 V8 Series 3 with a Manual transmission box. The car has been fully re-conditioned to a high spec. This car is just one of 967 cars of the series 3 manufactured between 1973 and October 1978, except in 1975 where production was interrupted during one whole year. Following on from the series 2 production, the series 3 switched over to using 4 twin choke Weber Carburetors, producing 310hp with a 0 to 60 mph in 5,7 seconds and a top speed of 225km/hr. This specific example crossed the Atlantic in 1974 when it was sold to a proud first new owner in the Canadian market. According to the certificate of origin, the car left the production line in the colour combination of Cambridge Blue and clear Hide. At some point the car was resprayed to Dark metallic bottle green. The car was then re imported back to the UK around 2012 and has V5 documents. This car was acquired in 2017, and since then has been reconditioned to bring the car back to as close as possible as to how it left the factory. The reconditioning process has taken over 18 months and the car has been reconverted to European specification. Externally, the first job done was to recover the original colour paint. The car was stripped down, windows out, sanded down and repainted in the original Cambridge blue. European specification bumpers, which are less volumptious then the US/Canadian specification ones, and more glamorous, and 'piu bella' as the Italians would say, improving vastly the look of the car. The Wheels have been re-conditioned and the car now sits on 4 brand new Michelin XWX 207/70 tyres. 2 External Lucas headlamps have been added once the indicators were reallocated to EU Spec. New original front and rear valences have also been added to the car. During the respray it was decided to substitute the front and rear wind screens so these are both brand new. On the engine side, this was all working well and all added Canadian regulation emission components have been removed to achieve full engine horsepower and EU spec is now in place. The car has also benefitted from the installation of a new clutch kit. Internally, the car has benefitted from a whole new interior. The old interior was stripped and the car was treated to new high quality black hide, with the roof trimming in beautiful black Alcantara. The Steering wheel was also treated to new hide. The miles odometer when uninstalled, showed 80.240 miles and a new KM odometer is now in place. The car has clocked a mere 56km since the reconditioning was completed. Over 60.000 euros has been spent with copies of the invoices to follow the car and the new owner. This car is amazing on the road and a wonderful car for long distance touring, it is comfortable and relaxing all in luxury and exclusivity. It pulls away quickly and purrrrs on starting. Extremely smooth and feels light with the assisted power steering. It is a highly desirable model and ideal for collectors. The car is now located in Barcelona, and viewing by appointment only. The car can be shipped worldwide should the new buyer require this.
- 80240 Miles
- RefCode: AETV65712078