Hexagon Classics are pleased to offer this wonderful Aston Martin Vantage, which we present as a special car, even by our standards.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed as “Britain’s First Supercar” for its 170 mph (270 km/h) top speed when introduced. Its engine was shared with the Lagonda, but it used high-performance camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves and bigger carburettors mounted on new manifolds for increased output. Straight-line performance was the best of the day. When Motor Magazine tested the V8 Vantage V580 it produced incredible 0 to 60mph time of 5.2 seconds was recorded, which was quicker than the Ferrari Daytona, its main competitor of the time!
One of the most noticeable features was the closed-off hood bulge rather than the open scoop found on the normal V8. The grille area was also closed off, with twin driving lights inserted and a spoiler added to the boot lid. The 580 Vantage was more of a mechanical update which included: 16-inch (406-mm) wheels, and the more powerful V8 from the limited-edition V8 Zagato.
Our car was commissioned in 1984 by A.F Gaskin & Co. to be built in it the same colour scheme as it is presented today. Accompanying the car is a comprehensive chassis file including:
Manufacturers build sheets
Original and complete handbook pack
MOT’s dating back to 1987
Complete service history from new
The mileage of 50,400 mile is corroborated by the documentation in chassis file.
Chassis # 12407 is presented in superb order throughout, and will be sold with the benefit of a freshly completed service & has received a new clutch recently by an Official Aston Martin Heritage Service Agent. Our magnificent and highly documented Vantage coupé is available for immediate inspection at our London showrooms. Without doubt a rare opportunity to acquire a highly desirable low mileage full documented car that is now highly collectable.