Lot 1940


1972 Aston Martin V8 Coupe Series II Auto
Reg. no. WWB 435L
Chassis no. t.b.a.
Engine no. t.b.a.
In April 1972, the Aston Martin DBS V8 model was replaced by the Aston Martin V8. It was updated from the original four headlamp set up to the new twin headlamp look with a revised grille and many other visual and engineering improvements; this model was a marked improvement over its predecessor. In production for just over a year the AMV8 retained the Bosch fuel injected engine delivering something in the region of 330 BHP. Only 288 fuel injected AMV8’s were made before a reversion to carburettors on the AMV8 Series III to allow easier compliance with federal US emission laws. This Bosch injected engine in the Series II cars was the most powerful engine available until the Vantage model was introduced in 1977. As a consequence they are known to be the quickest of the V8 models outperforming the later Series III model.
This car is a very original Aston Martin V8 Coupe Series II, auto, manufactured and delivered to its Stroud, Gloucestershire, based dealer in late 1972; it was then registered and sold in early 1973. With matching numbers, a letter and certificate confirming build details from Aston Martin and a large file of detailed past service history, it comes as it left the factory with the original Bosch Fuel injection which along with many other items has just been the subject of recent major mechanical restoration, there are bills for £35,000 in the last few months from one of the country’s leading Aston Martin specialists who we are told is second-to-none when it comes to detail and originality. The body and interior are original, in very good condition and unrestored. Our vendor tells us that the car is very quick and handles and stops very well. The mileage of approximately 46,500 miles is believed to be genuine.
The body and the interior are believed to be largely unrestored. The headlining and blue leather upholstery, doorcards and dash are all present as original. There is evidence that the “Ascot Grey” paintwork, which is the original colour (ie. a metallic silver) has been \\\"added to\\\" in places. That said, the body is not concourse but it presents well. The wheels are in excellent condition and the tyres are new Avon radials, (original equipment). Our vendor believes that the sills and outriggers have been replaced in the past.
All the original parts that have been recently renewed on the car, (where they are not an exchange part,) have been kept in a box, to remain with the new owner. There is a detailed list (and bills for some £35,000) and photographic record of recent work carried out.
This is a very original, useable, Series II fast road car, which is undoubtedly one of very few remaining unrestored cars. It is offered with a current MOT that expires in November and a V5c.

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