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Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this wonderful low mileage example of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage (V580) presented in its original factory colour combination.
SPECIFICATION INCLUDES :- 5-SPEED MANUAL ZF GEARBOX, ELECTRIC SUNROOF, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, POWER STEERING, WEBER CARBURETTORS, WALNUT VENEERS, ONLSOW BEIGE WILTON CARPETTING WITH DARK BROWN EDGING, RONAL ALLOY WHEELS, MICHELIN PILOT SPORT TYRES, BLUETOOTH CD/RADIO, ALPINE REAR SPEAKERS, SPOT LAMPS.
Between March 1977 and December 1989, the V8 Vantage was the only British member of the Supercar club. It may have weighed circa 1800 kg but could see off the skimpy Ferrari 512BB and Testarossa plus the Lamborghini Countach with aplomb and carry an extra two passengers.
The heart of the Series 3 V8 Vantage is the V580 specification engine. Changes to the previous version included four 48mm Weber carburettors, Cosworth pistons, larger inlet ports and higher lift camshafts. Peak power is in the range of 420 bhp, and the torque figure was 395 lb.ft @ 5,100 rpm, making straight-line performance the best in its day. Acceleration from 0 -62 mph was achieved in just 5.2 seconds, and a top speed of almost 170 mph.
One of the most noticeable features was the closed-off hood bulge rather than the open scoop found on the normal V8. The grill area was also closed off, with twin driving lights inserted and a spoiler added to the boot lid. The 580 Vantage was a mechanical update which included the more powerful V8 from the limited-edition V8 Zagato. The V580 cars, as they are known at the factory, were the result of a process of standardising of engine parts across the AM V8 range, resulting in a quieter and smoother engine with both better economy and improved mid-range torque.
The V580 BBS cars are easily identified by wider wheel arches, increasing the overall width from 183 cm to 189 cm. The rear spoiler became much neater and fully integral, and a smoother and closed bonnet bulge became standard across the range. Indeed, the only external differences between the standard model was the large front air dam, blanked off grille and badges.
Delivered new by Aston Martin Kuwait in 1985, our car returned to the UK in 1989. During its long-term ownership, servicing works were carried out by RS Williams Ltd (Factory Heritage Service Centre) and further works were undertaken in 2016 by Pugsley & Lewis. In 2018 Aston Engineering completed major works and upgrades to the Vantage costing more than £30,000. An Aston Martin certified factory record accompanies the history file and handbooks.
Without doubt this is an opportunity to acquire the highly desirable Vantage (V580) for much less than a similar X-pack car. The Vantage will be supplied with a 12-month comprehensive written warranty included.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.
Jonathan Ostroff on +44 (0)7522 911 911 or via email Jono@hexagonclassics.com
Jeremy Finburgh on +44 (0)7544 911 911 or via email Jeremy@hexagonclassics.com