1986→1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

At the 1986 Birmingham Motor Show, Aston Martin unveiled the V8 Vantage Volante. Along with a more powerful engine, it was distinguished from the regular Volante with a body kit that included large flares, front dam, sill plates and a kicked up trunk lid. These pieces were all distinct from the coupe version.

In their time, the Vantage Volante was one of the fastest road-going cars and could achieve 160 mph.

During a three year production just over 150 examples were made and 1/3 of these were exported to America.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1986 – 1989
released at 1986 Birmingham Motor Show
built at Newport Pagnell , England
production 167
engine V8
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5341 cc / 325.9 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 85 mm / 3.35 in
power 298.3 kw / 400.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 74.89 bhp per litre
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
steering Rack & Pinion
wheelbase 2610 mm / 102.8 in
length 4674 mm / 184.0 in
width 1880 mm / 74.0 in
height 1341 mm / 52.8 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
final drive 3.54:1
top speed ~264 kph / 164.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.3 seconds

Auction Sales History

1986→1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante – sold for $220,000 One of 58 US-Specification Models. One of 11 Equipped with a Manual Gearbox. Desirable European-Style Conversions. Low-Mileage, Black on Black Example. Luxurious Evolution of the Powerful AMV8.
Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1986→1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

1987 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage Volante X-Pack SCFCV81C6HTR15565

With just 19,700 miles from new, this factory-built Vantage Volante X-Pack is equipped with a desirable ZF five-speed manual gearbox and handsomely finished in Balmoral Green with Magnolia hides piped in green. The subject of a bare-metal repaint completed in 2010 by marque specialists, it also received a partial re-trim with new green carpeting. Replacement, original-style Ronal wheels and new tyres were also fitted to the car in 2010. In addition, a new clutch assembly and new flywheel were fitted in 2009, and the car has covered nominal mileage since. This very rare X-Pack Volante also benefits from an excellent service history, first with Aston Martin main dealers and then the specialist firm Trinity Engineering. Complete with Alpine satellite navigation and audio systems, this Volante is an excellent driving car with the ultimate X-Pack option. Offered in superb condition throughout, it is presently UK-registered with a current MoT road test certificate valid to April 2012.

Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM

1986→1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

 

1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante “Prince of Wales”

The right-hand drive “Prince of Wales” V-8 Volante offered here is one of the most desirable of the V-8 series, and it was first registered on 1 January, 1989. Beautifully finished in Rolls-Royce Graphite Grey with burgundy leather upholstery, it is certainly one of the very best original POW available today, having covered just 14,000 miles from new. The prior owner acquired it in May 2000, accumulating some 500 miles during their ownership tenure. Always well maintained, the POW was factory-serviced by Aston Martin Lagonda in its earlier years, including a front suspension service in 1994, air conditioning service in 1996, and the installation of a 3.06:1 final-drive ratio and a recalibrated speedometer.

Auction Source: 2010 Automobiles of London by RM Auctions