Weekend Window Shopping: Aston Martin V8

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Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin V8 is one of my favourite Aston shapes, it just looks so brutish and muscular. It’s little wonder that James Bond chose it as his choice of wheels in The Living Daylights. Hexagon Modern Classics is now able to offer such a car (without the gadgets of course) in the very traditional British Racing Green finish. Actually, that’s a lie, the official colour name is ‘Deep Carriage Green’. I much prefer British Racing…

Aston Martin V8
The 5.4 litre V8 provides the power in this Aston. Source: Auto Trader/Hexagon

​​As the name suggests, this classic Aston is powered by a 5.4 litre V8 engine which is able to produce 310bhp. This means you’ll be able to hit 60mph in 6.1 seconds in the automatic versions but if you chose the manual and you’ll able to work it quickly enough you’ll be able to get 60mph in 5.7 seconds. Not bad considering this model is from 1974.

Aston Martin V8
That is a mighty fine profile… Source: Auto Trader/Hexagon

​​This car may be from the 70s but it has a very low mileage for its age – just 37,200 miles have been covered in this classic brut. This is a Series 3 model, of which just 970 were produced, making this a rather rare car indeed. This model is offered in right-hand drive with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox. So it’s a bit slower than the manual but it makes sense as this car is designed for grand touring.

Aston Martin V8
Source: Auto Trader/Hexagon

​​Also included are front fog lamps, leather seats, Kent alloy wheels, special order paint finish and a lockable centre armrest. The price for this classic £149,995 which is well out of my price range but I’m sure it won’t take long for the Aston to be snapped up by someone who can afford it.

For more details head to Auto Trader or Hexagon.

 

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