Selling An Aston Martin V8

 

Aston Martin V8
Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin DBS model launched in 1967 was intended to have a new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine. Because the unit wasn’t ready in time, the DBS was equipped with the 6-cylinder engine previously mounted on the Aston Martin DB6 instead. The public was somewhat disappointed by the idea of the same engine in a heavier car at the time. So when Aston Martin’s V8 finally emerged, enthusiasts were very excited. Its amazing performance wasn’t disappointing at all, the top speed being 160mph and a 0 to 60 time of less than six seconds. The first cars were named Aston Martin DBS V8 and later renamed Aston Martin V8. David Brown, who ran Aston Martin from 1947 until he sold the company in 1970, influenced the design of the models significantly. In fact, most of the model names used his initials: DB. The Aston Martin DBS V8 was the last of the David Brown Astons, which makes this model increasingly more interesting to collectors.

 

Aston Martin V8 Seller’s Guide

The long awaited V8 engine was a very well received, with a capacity of 5.3 Liters and 4 overhead camshafts with mechanical fuel injection. This unit propelled the Aston Martin V8 to the title of fastest 4-seater car in the world at the time. The V8 engine would be used as a base for all Aston Martin production in the next 20 years. With its squared off front grille and four headlights, the design of the Aston Martin V8 resembles the one of the DBS. The main differences being the larger front air dam and the specially designed 15’’ GKN light alloy wheels, as the DBS was the last Aston Martin to come with the original wire wheels.

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The Aston Martin V8 was produced concurrently with the DBS until May 1972. When the production of the DBS stopped, the design of the Aston Martin V8 was slightly altered, featuring a single headlamp front end, and the car was renamed AM V8. The AM V8 was produced under different series until 1989. Should you be interested in selling an example of an Aston Martin V8, the Alex Manos team is ready to assist you and answer your questions.


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