Aston Martin V8
The Aston Martin V8 is a car that was produced by Aston Martin in the United Kingdom between 1969 and 1989. Like all traditional Aston Martin cars, this one was completely handmade. Aston Martin customers had been asking for an eight-cylinder car for years, so Aston Martin designed a bigger car. However, the engine was not yet ready, so in 1967 the DBS came out with the straight-six Vantage engine from the DB6. Two years later the V8 was ready and the DBS V8 came out. With the discontinuation of the straight-six Vantage in 1973, the DBS V8, simply called the Aston Martin V8, became the company's mainstream car for nearly twenty years.
Since its launch in 1977, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage has been praised for its top speed of 270 km/h. The engine was shared with the Lagonda, but used better camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger intake valves and larger carburettors mounted on new manifolds. The performance was astonishing for this time with an acceleration from 0-97 km/h in 5.3 seconds, which was a tenth of a second faster than the Ferrari Daytona. The first series was equipped with four 48IDF2/100 Weber carburettors, blacked-out hood opening and a separate rear spoiler. The Oscar India version was introduced in late 1978. A black leather dashboard replaced the previous walnut dashboard. The wooden dashboard came back in the eighties Vantage and gave a luxurious look. The Oscar India version also received a slight increase in power. This line was produced until 1989. The name Vantage had previously been used for a number of Aston Martin cars, but this was a separate model. Although based on the Aston Martin V8, the many detail changes have resulted in a unique driving experience. One of the most notable features was the flattened hood. While the Vantage models were not newly imported to the US, they are eligible for listing under the DOT's "Show and Display" rules in most states. A Vantage Volante convertible version was produced between 1986 and 1989. Six mechanically similar cars had previously been built to a special order, but were not regularly available until then. The production version had an even deeper front spoiler than the Vantage, even larger wheel arches and extended side skirts. In 1987, Prince Charles of Wales received a Vantage Volante, but at his request without the wider wheel arches, frontal air dam and side skirts of the production car. This car became known as the 'Prince of Wales Spec' of which 26 other cars were built. These are now widely regarded as the most desirable of all the 1970s and 1980s V8 models.
Buying an Aston Martin V8
Finding an Aston Martin that suits you is priority number one. The search for your dream car often starts online. ERClassics has done everything it can to give you an idea of the cars, so every car on our own site is provided with a photo report, 360 degrees images, a video and background information about the car can be found. Would you rather view the car physically? Then you can visit our showroom in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Check our website for opening times.
High quality Aston Martin V8 at E&R Classics
All classic cars offered by us, including the Aston Martin V8, are checked against a list with 125 points. This assessment is performed by one of our own mechanics. Delivering classic cars that are in perfect condition is of great importance to ERClassics. The classic cars offered by us are therefore of high quality. If you would like more information about maintenance of a classic car or if you are wondering what mechanics in classic car workshops do, click here .
Trade in or sell the Aston Martin V8
At ER Classics you can of course buy an Aston Martin V8, but we also offer the option to sell your current classic car or to trade it in. If you would like more information about selling or trading in your classic car, please contact one of our classic car experts. You can of course also visit our showroom to discuss the possibilities.
Maintenance on a classic car
Of course, every car needs maintenance, and it can sometimes happen that something needs to be repaired. It is no different for a classic car. Because you like to keep your classic car in top condition, a good garage is important. Any garage can provide you with maintenance, but sometimes you just need that extra bit of specialism, then you can choose to take your classic car to a classic car workshop where they focus on 1 brand or type of classic car. The mechanics often work with the same classic cars and have thus specialized in maintenance or repairs on those specific classic cars.
ER Classics has the right classic Aston Martin V8 for you!
What are the benefits of buying an Aston Martin V8 classic from ER Classics?
- A wide range of Aston Martin classics for sale
- All classic cars have been thoroughly checked in our own workshop
- Own workshop with 20 mechanics
- Registration and inspections
- Worldwide transport to your front door
- High quality and service
- Trade-in options
- Customers rate us with a 8.9
Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer
If you are looking for a beautiful new Aston Martin V8, you will be assisted by one of our own classic car experts. ERclassics has specialized in the purchase and sale of classic cars since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.