Selling A 1970 Aston Martin V8


1970 Aston Martin V8
1970 Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin V8 was launched in 1969, based on the body of the DBS (which started production in 1967). Originally, the DBS was designed to receive a V8 engine, but the unit wasn’t ready in time, so the car inherited from the previous models’ 6-cylinder engine. With the new V8 engine, the 1970 Aston Martin V8 used ventilated brake discs, air-conditioning, bigger tires, and a new and stronger ZF gearbox. These new features, as well as some additional bodywork, added 250lbs to the Aston Martin V8. With a capacity of 5.3 Liters and the new mechanical fuel injection system, the Aston Martin V8 produced an estimated 315 to 320hp, which made it the fastest 4-seat vehicle in the early 1970’s. This V8 Tadek-Marek designed engine would be used as a base for all Aston Martin vehicles in the following 20 years.


1970 Aston Martin V8 Seller’s Guide

Between 1969 and 1972, the V8 engine Aston Martin was called DBS V8, and was characterized by four headlights. After 1972, the car was renamed AM V8 and was given a single headlamp. The main design difference with the previous Aston Martin models is the replacement of the distinguished wire wheels with alloy wheels. The new wheels were said to be best suited to handle the increased torque generated by the new engine. At the beginning, the demand for the Aston Martin DBS V8 was so good that all the cars were sold straight out of production. That explains why, the one drove by Roger Moore in a TV show called The Persuaders, was actually a DBS with the badges of the V8 to have the public think the hero was driving the newer model. These are just some of the interesting facts that potential buyers may be interested in when learning more about your 1970 Aston Martin V8.



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