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1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Series III X Pack Manual Coupe

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Series III  X Pack  Manual Coupé

CHASSIS NO: SCFCV81V7HTR12532    ENGINE NO: V/580/2532/X

Unique New Build Specification: Only 48,060 Miles from New

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 the renowned famous car collector Mr Wensley Haydon-Baillie to a totally unique specification. It should be noted that the new sales invoice for this car was £67,184.64 plus further additional factory options and special features requested by Mr Haydon-Baillie totalling another £32,904.89!  We understand that this was the most expensive and highly specified build options Aston Martin had ever built.

Special New Build Specification Features Included:

Leather trimmed roll-cage
Special Recaro electric seats
Electric sliding roof
Special sound proofing throughout car
Larger bore air intakes
200 mph speedo
Plus various other unique features

Our car is also supplied with a complete and comprehensive chassis file from new including; original build order sheets, comprehensive detailed correspondence, service and maintenance history and a complete original book pack and service voucher book.

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