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You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between the 16th and 30th July. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 or email@example.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.
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Launched at the International Motor Show in Birmingham during October 1988, the sensational newcomer re-stated its Aston Martin V8 forerunner's brawny looks in the modern idiom, contriving to be slightly narrower yet providing increased interior space. The car was still no lightweight, but with 330bhp on tap courtesy of the trusty V8 engine's new 32-valve top end, was good enough for a top speed approaching 160mph and a 0-60mph time of under seven seconds.
After spearheading the Aston Martin V8's transformation for the 1990s, the Virage name was dropped during 1994, its place as the 'standard' model being taken by a Vantage-style V8 Coupé. Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1996, the new V8 Coupé adopted all of the Vantage's muscular styling cues but retained the normally aspirated, 5.3-litre engine of the Virage and delivered similar performance. The model formed part of the Aston Martin range for just three years and is one of the rarer members of the modern V8 family.
Finished in Pentland Green with green-piped Parchment leather interior, this automatic transmission V8 Coupé was sold new to a Mr Cooney of North Yorkshire who owned it until 2003. While in Mr Cooney's ownership '79041' made regular visits to Newport Pagnell, including one for a repair to the nose under warranty. The car also had a sports exhaust fitted and a Vantage boot conversion amongst other works.
In October 2003 the Aston was transferred to a Mr Kohler of Hertfordshire. Aston Martin Works records contain multiple invoices for work and services up to 2007. The car benefited from the attentions of Aston Engineering, Derby in October 2015. Marque specialist Christian Lewis carried out a service this year and the car was fitted with new shock absorbers. The service book records a change of speedometer by Aston Martin Works in February 2000 at 10,670 miles, a used instrument registering 2,086 miles being fitted at that time; hence the mileage is 8,584 more than the current reading of 45,240, totalling circa 54,000. The service book is signed by the engineer on that date for verification. Further owners enjoyed the car until our vendor bought it in 2016.
It is supplied with an MOT to October 2020 and the Swansea V5c.