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Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack RHD 1988

General description : 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack (RHD) for sale in London

1 of just 137 X-Pack examples
1 of only 97 with manual transmission
Complete with a comprehensive history file
Stamped service book

The 170mph top speed of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage introduced in 1977 placed it firmly in the supercar league of the period. 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. The straight-line performance was impressive by any standards, with the sprint from 0-60mph being accomplished in a relatively disdainful 5.3 seconds; a touch quicker than even the mighty Ferrari Daytona. Of course the Vantage name had previously been used on a number of high-performance versions of Aston Martin cars, but was now being employed to represent a model in its own right. And although based on the proven V8 model, numerous detail changes combined to create a unique driving experience for the newcomer.

The 1986-1989 580 ‘X-Pack’ was an upgrade which, courtesy of Cosworth pistons and Nimrod racing-type cylinder heads, had an output of no less than 420bhp. 16-inch Ronal split-rim wheels were another part of the X-Pack package. Just 137 X-Pack derivatives were made all told, making this a rare and desirable car by any standard.

DD Classics is please to offer for sale a stunning 1988 righthand drive, UK specification, manual Coupe. The car has clearly been fastidiously maintained over the course of its life and has been totally restored to an incredible standard.  We seriously believe you would be hard pressed to find another example in this condition anywhere in the world.

Our X Pack Coupe is finished in the most handsome combination of Rolls-Royce Royal Blue with Champagne hide piped in blue and Aston Martin embossed Blue carpets. Last year the X-Pack was treated to a £7,000 service at Aston Martin specialist’s RS Williams, and is now presented in stunning mechanical and cosmetic condition throughout. Also accompanying the car is a fantastic history file containing a large number of invoices detailing works carried out as well as the original purchase invoice.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning example of the most desirable of all Aston Martin V8 Vantage models and one of the most cherished British supercars of all time.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.

1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack RHD is listed For sale on ClassicDigest in Surrey by DD Classics FOR £395000.

 

Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Aston Martin Model : V8 Model Version : Vantage X-Pack RHD Engine size : 5.3 Model Year : 1988 Sub type : Van Location : Surrey Vehicle Registration : Undefined

395000 £

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+44(0)208 8783355, +44(0)7850 888880
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About Aston Martin
Aston Martin, one of Britain's best known sports car manufacturer, was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.

During its chequered financial history the company has had numerous owners taking over the company, Sir David Brown just to mention one.

Between the wars Bertelli was both technical director and designer of all new Aston Martins, thus known as "Bertelli cars". These included the 1½-litre "T-type", "International", "Le Mans", "MKII" its racing version, the "Ulster", and the 2-litre 15/98 and its race going derivative, the "Speed Model".

During the war years the company produced aircraft components.

In 1947, Aston was purchased and thus saved by Sir David Brown. The company also acquired Lagonda the same year for its 2.6-litre W. O. Bentley-designed engine. Both companies shared resources and workshops creating the iconic "DB" series of cars. In 1950, they presented the DB2, followed by the DB2/4 in 1953, the DB2/4 MkII in 1955, the DB Mark III in 1957.

DB4 with its strong Italian flavor and construction was introduced in 1958. The lightweight superleggera (tube-frame) body was designed by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan. Although the design and construction techniques were Italian, the DB4 was the first Aston to be built at the company's Newport Pagnell works in Buckinghamshire, England. The six-cylinder engines of these cars from 1954 up to 1965 were designed by Tadek Marek. Despite initial problems with cracking engine blocks DB4 was a success that really established the make together with its later derivates DB5, of James Bond Goldfinger fame, and more civilized DB6 Grand Tourer.

With the all new model DBS in the late 60's the company went to eight cylinder configuration when it was modified to Aston Martin v8 – a sort of Gentleman's muscle car.