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Aston Martin V8 Volante '86

€ 179.950

Reference ch5451
Make Aston Martin
Model V8 Volante '86
Type cabrio
Construction year 1986
KM 66668 km
Cilinder displacement 5340
Gears automatic
Steering left hand drive
Price € 179.950
  • Rare in itself, even rarer in this Volante convertible version.
  • Maintained by an authorized Aston Martin mechanic in Antwerp.
  • Aston Martin's flagship in the seventies and eighties.
  • Original booklets included.
  • The James Bond car in the film "The Living Daylights".


The Aston Martin V8, also known as 'AMV8', was sold from 1970 to 1989 and was an absolute high-flyer, even by the generous standards of the British top brand. Throughout its two-decade-long career, its appearance remains virtually unchanged, which is of course due to the pragmatic design of this lightning-fast classic. Even by contemporary standards, the V8 manages to surprise, with its four carburetors - for the early model - it reaches a hundred kilometers per hour from a standstill in less than six seconds.

In the sixties, there was already intense brainstorming about a successor to the DB6. At Aston Martin, a tighter design was chosen, something less classic and intended to be groundbreaking in the seventies decade that was then looming. The lines become less rounded, 'sporty' takes on a new meaning with the V8, American influences are certainly noticeable, but the typical British prestige and luxury were not overlooked.

In 1970, the hand-built Aston Martin V8 hit the market. The name confirms the suspicion: under the hood lies a huge V8 engine, something we don't always immediately expect from the British. The V8 engine, good for more than three hundred horsepower, which is not insignificant even today, has a displacement of 5.3 liters and is fed by no less than four Weber carburetors, each contributing to the towering power. In some annual models, there was anything but a rudimentary fuel injection system that provided the engine with the right oxygen-fuel mixture. Shifting is mostly automatic, although models with a manual five-speed gearbox were also available.

The V8 is hand-built, which absolutely rules out mass production; so there are only a few thousand made, and unfortunately, only a fraction of them are in good condition. Snagging such a British flagship is therefore an opportunity not to be missed, if we may say so ourselves.

In 1989, the V8, which also played a prominent role as the James Bond car in the film "The Living Daylight," was succeeded by the Aston Martin Virage, in which elements of the V8 are still recognizable.

Aston Martin V8 Volante

The Aston Martin V8 was also available in convertible form, under the name 'V8 Volante'. Already in the sixties, Aston Martin used 'Volante' to refer to the brand's convertibles. The production numbers of the V8 Volante have remained significantly low, they are even rarer than the regular coupés; reportedly only about nine hundred were produced.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 467 (184 inch)
  • Width (cm): 183 (72 inch)
  • Height (cm): 137 (54 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 261 (102 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1850 (4079 lbs)


  • Engine: 5340 cc V8 front-engine
  • Valve gear: 16
  • Fuel system: Weber fuel-injection system
  • Gear box: 3-speed automatic
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 305 hp (227 kW) at 5000 t/m
  • torque: 434 Nm at 4000 t/m
  • Top speed: 227 km/h (141 mph)

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