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1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

'X-Pack' Volante
€310,500 ($281,070)
Sale Price
€150,000 - €200,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
13 May 2022
Sold Date
104
Lot Number
#3+
Unrestored original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. SCFCV81VOKTL15794; Engine no. V5805794XA. Lichfield Black over Magnolia leather. 5340/432hp V-8, automatic, alloy wheels, Goodyear Eagle GT tires, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, air conditioning, power windows, Cibie driving lights.

Evaluation: Stored since it was acquired 14 years ago, two owners from new and 8,294 km from new. Good paint with one driver’s door edge chip. The upholstery and top are sound but show some age and sloppy cleaning in the past. The underbody has original undercoat. Good chrome and gauges. Clean, orderly engine compartment with age and road grime. A rare, unusual car but service is essential after the long storage.

Bottom Line: Bought for $261,396 at Bonhams sale at Aston Martin Works Service in May 2008 (€167,700 at the time, this result is €310,500 all-in). The result here is mind-bending, even with the more powerful X-Pack engine, and becomes even more dramatic when the cost of re-commissioning is factored in, even taking into account the low mileage. This is a hefty premium for the performance engine and low miles.

by Rick Carey
7 June 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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