1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X Pack Automatic Coupé
One of Only 11 Cars Produced
Winner of the 2013 AMOC Concours (NP Class)
The First Automatic X Pack Built: Only 23,610 Miles from New
Chassis No: SCFCV81V2JTR12587 Engine No: V/580/2587/XA
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed as “Britain’s First Supercar” for its 170 mph (270 km/h) top speed when introduced. Its engine was shared with the Lagonda, but it used high-performance camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves and bigger carburettors mounted on new manifolds for increased output. Straight-line performance was the best of the day, with acceleration from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, one-tenth of a second quicker than the Ferrari Daytona, its main competitor of the time.
One of the most noticeable features was the closed-off hood bulge rather than the open scoop found on the normal V8. The grille area was also closed off, with twin driving lights inserted and a spoiler added to the boot lid. The 580X Pack Vantage was more of a mechanical update which included: 16-inch (406-mm) wheels, and the more powerful V8 from the limited-edition V8 Zagato.
This specially commissioned Aston Martin was ordered from new by S.J. Flood of Tur Point, Cornwall and supplied by Stratton Motor Company on the 28 January 1988. The car was commissioned to be built in Suffolk Red with Magnolia Hide with unique build options specification.
Special New Build Bestspoke Features Included:
Side Marker Lights
Driving / For Lamps
Open Mesh Grille
Matt Black Headlamp Surrounds
Chrome Front Bumper Overiders
With a total of only 11 Vantage “X Pack” Automatic Coupes” ever produced this fabulous motorcar is a formidable piece of automotive history & represents a rare opportunity to acquire what many collectors consider as being the ultimate Aston Martin. With an extremely low mileage of only 23,610 miles from new it is another compelling reason that this car should not to be missed!