1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante Series II Fuel Injection MANUAL – Dark Green with Magnolia Hide and Black Hood, 27,000 miles from new, just 2 owners. £300,000
The original service voucher book notes that this lovely car was delivered on 20th September 1989 to A Clayton of Principle Management Ltd., Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Students of the music business will immediately realise that this is Adam Clayton of U2.
Adam Clayton owned the car for some ten years and the car was registered in the UK when the second and current owner acquired the car which was relocated to his home in Sussex. Formerly a Member of Parliament, a Shadow Minister and a Minister of State, he was always nervous whenever he used the car to visit the Palace of Westminster because of snippet of researched history.
Clayton had been “busted” by two undercover police in Dublin with a small amount of marijuana in the glovebox of his Aston Martin – a minor offence dealt fairly by the local justice system, but not something that the well-trained sniffer dogs in Westminster would miss even after many years!
The car has been maintained over the years by his local Aston Martin specialist Newlands Motors and comes to market well maintained in spite of an exceptionally low mileage.
A manual V8 Volante is a rarity, a car with this mileage, provenance and history is an exceptional rarity. This car is the closest you will get visually to a POW but at half the price.