ASTON MARTIN ASTON MARTIN V8 V8 1976
Chassis No: V8/11491/RCA
Ordered new in “Cairngorm Brown over Fawn” to the UK, where it has remained its entire life.
82,858 recorded mileage warranted through M.O.T certificates dating back to 1986.
Fastidiously documented history of over 150 pages with maintenance invoices dating back to 1982.
Invoices include sill replacement and chassis works by Aston Martin Works.
Documented bare metal repaint to this livery by specialist Stratton Motor Company in 2017.
Original interior in superb condition. Presented in a fantastic ‘0h so 70’s’ period colour combination.
Attractively priced V8 ready for the open road.
V8/11491/RCA has been serviced regularly during its lifetime. The V8 engines are known for being robust, so a well maintained one such as this is an even safer bet. This V8 also benefits from having an auto gearbox, known for being more reliable and great for touring. The comprehensive history folder is over 150 pages and boasts invoices from reputable companies such as; Stratton Motor Company, H.W.M Aston Martin and RS Williams.
Common V8 issues have been addressed during this cars ownership with various invoices documenting these. Major works include the replacement of the sills, along with the removal of corrosion from the chassis. This work was carried out by Aston Martin Lagonda and has been well documented within the file. Other notables include; the water pump, which was replaced recently, along with constant servicing work and the replacement of mechanical items as required.
In 2017 the V8 underwent a full bare metal respray at Stratton Motor Company, returning it back to its original colour (Cairngorm Brown). The colour looks stunning, especially on bright sunny days like the ones pictured. However, this is not simply a car which has been painted pretty to hide a multitude of sins. V8/11491/RCA is a mechanically prepared and well cared for motor, ready for the open road.
This car was first purchased by Ahmed Abdelghani of Aramco Oil on the 5th October 1976. Between then and 1981, the car changed ownership three times, with the third owner moving the car onto the private plate “JS 6525”. When Mrs Eileen Elizabeth Berthet acquired ownership in 1981, the plate was again changed (WGO3 31R). Her ownership spanned an impressive thirty-two years, in which, the car was cared for greatly (see history list below). A Mr Jacques Felix E Berthet is also mentioned on many of the invoices during her ownership and incidentally the car was passed onto him in 2013 (firth owner). Following some further works and a brief one year ownership with a Mr David Day, the car was purchased by the current owner in 2016 (Mr Mark Adams).
Mr Adam’s truly cherishes his motor cars, it is therefore no surprise that he spent large sums of money returning this car to its original specification. The paint, trim and carpet are all as was ordered in 1976, and the car has been returned to its original reg (OYL 892R). We look forward to the next custodian continuing the journey with this well loved and timeless V8.
Please visit our website for more information on this vehicle, which includes a full breakdown of V8/11491/RCA's history folder.
- Layout Front Engined
- Size 5.3L
- Aspiration Normally Aspirated
- Power 305 bhp
- Top speed 146 mph
- Acceleration 0 to 62 in 6.6 s
- Type Auto
- Gears 3
- Driven wheels Rear Wheel Drive
- Type Petrol
- Doors 2
- Colour Brown
- Body type Saloon
- Vehicle height 1,326 mm
- Vehicle width 1,829 mm
- Owners 7
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