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.
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.
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.