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1992 Aston Martin Virage

Shooting Brake
€126,500 ($114,510)
Sale Price
€100,000 - €200,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
13 May 2022
Sold Date
127
Lot Number
#3+
Unrestored original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. DP20991; Engine no. 8920991A. Dark Green Metallic over green leather. 5341/330hp, 5-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Avon Turbospeed tires, power windows, air conditioning, CD stereo.

Evaluation: 1992 Geneva Motor Show display car, one of only two factory-built prototypes done from scratch (there are other, later conversions). Originally an automatic but later converted to manual. Excellent original paint and lightly worn interior. One small edge chip on each door. Clean original underbody and chassis shows age and limited use. Orderly but aged engine compartment. An intriguing car but stored since 2005, when it went to Aston Martin Works Service with 33,795 km (20,999 miles) on the odometer.

Bottom Line: Based on the Lagonda chassis and developed for a specialist market with engine development by Callaway Engineering in Old Lyme, Connecticut. More room inside for passengers and dogs, a distinctive shape, excellent performance and exceptionally rare despite being statically displayed for 17 years and needing thorough, and expensive, recommissioning, contingent costs that are well contained at this price. A sound value in a rare Aston.

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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