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1993 Aston Martin V8

Virage Volante
Amelia Island 2020 - RM Sotheby's
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
$145,600
Sale Price
135
Lot Number
#2-
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis No. SCFDAM2C0PBL60074. Suffolk Red over Parchment leather. 5340-cc, 330-hp V-8. Automatic. “Wide-body” OZ Racing wheels, fog lights, Goodyear Eagle tires. Alpine CD stereo, power windows, and rear spoiler.

Evaluation: Original | Ordered new by Georges Marciano, who ­founded Guess Jeans. Represented with two owners since new and showing
just 4702 miles. Reportedly one of just 20 Virage Volantes originally sold in America. Some long cracks in the bottom front lip. Otherwise really good, clear original paint. The enormous OZ wheels are clean. The interior presents a little
older than the mileage would suggest, with light wear and discoloration on
the seats and a tired-
looking shifter. Nevertheless, the car is lightly aged overall.

Bottom Line: RM sold this car in Monterey last year, where it flew under the radar and went for $95,200 (against a $175,000 estimate). It has traveled a mere 7 miles since then, en route to a number more appropriate for the car’s rarity and preservation.

by Hagerty Editor
1 February 2020
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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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