Chassis Number: SCFCV81C6HTR15520
Engine Number: V/585/5520
UK Registration Number: D 282 FYL
Date of first reg: 12th May 1987
Exterior colour: Champagne
Hood: Beige Everflex
Interior colour: Beige leather piped Parchment
Current Odometer reading: 30,620
Options: Head Rests with Pads, Nardi Steering Wheel, Convertible Wind Deflector, Auxiliary driving lamps, Front fog lamps, Becker Cascade with iPod connection Bluetooth and Satellite Navigation,Parking sensors.
Announced on 21st June 1978 the V8 Volante was built to satisfy the persistent demands for new open four seater cars. Ably demonstrated by the escalation in prices of used Aston Martin drop-head coupés, particularly in the United States. Its specification follows the contemporary V8 saloon series IV (Oscar India) announced four months later, sharing revised rear body lines, bonnet (the carburettor bulge with dummy air scope now closed at front), burr walnut dash board and door cappings. The convertible hood is fully lined and power operated. The engine, was by then the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek that had made its first appearance in January 1967 at the Racing Car Show in London and raced by Lola in their Type 70 Mk III GT. The first V8 Volante was road tested by Motor Magazine on the 3rd of March, 1979, when 0-60 M.P.H. in 7.7 seconds and a maximum 150 M.P.H. were recorded. All production until March 1981 (save the prototype) was exported to North America, with home and continental European markets following thereafter. In 1983, the Volante shared a number of detailed improvements with the series IV saloon such as, revised heating & ventilation controls and BBS alloy wheels.
Production amounted to approximately 438 cars, between June 1978 & January 1986. However, as the majority would have been for export the used market in the U.K. remains under supplied.
The Aston Martin V8 Volante is a car that is evocative of its age – this example, one of the 245 Series II Volante’s that enjoyed the benefit of years of development and of course the more tractable Webber fuel injected engine, is a perfect example of that timeless quality.
Finished in Champagne with a Beige hood, it is a true classic and with its low mileage, first class condition and clear ownership history is a car ready for this Summer’s motoring events.
There is a copy of the original Aston Martin Warranty, issued on 12th May 1987 that names the owner of the car as North Sadyan Inc. but the original Certificate of Ownership more clearly records the first keeper of this wonderful car as El-Khoury of Brompton Road, London and the ownership folder contains copies of registration documents that allow one to follow the ownership cycle.
The first recorded change in October 1987 is to a Mrs Mouna Al-Ayous but the address is a car storage facility in Newport Pagnell and whilst it would have appeared to spent the majority of its first ten years of life in storage, it was acquired in September 1997 by a Stuart Katz who originally registered the car in his company name – Miren Ltd – but subsequently in April 2003 transferred registration to his own name at the same address in Kingston upon Thames.
The last change of keeper was in February 2007 by a Hertfordshire based businessman and car enthusiast and the Aston Martin shared a garage with a rather remarkable Alvis TD21.
After an initial upgrading of sound and security systems, the car has been serviced assiduously maintained in spite of a modest annual mileage and is presented in fabulous condition. Sad to report this is a sale on behalf of the owner’s estate and the family are understandably sad to see the departure of the owner’s pride and joy.
17.09.97- Mileage: 04,208- Service Agent: RS Williams
5,000 mile service
13.06.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Rewire pressure switch circuit, supply and fit air conditioning conversion kit, vacuum and recharge
17.08.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Genesis ICE
Supply and fit amplifier
31.01.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Part paymeny for alarm
06.02.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Genesis ICE
Supply and fit Cobra alarm
12.02.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Becker Cascade tuner Bluetooth, Becker iPod remote kit, fleece harness tape, right angle Philips to standard aerial, Morel Dotech 5 speaker system, RAC Trackstar Plus
20.02.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Meguiars
Rich leather aloe cleaner, clear plastic polish, clear plastic cleaner, clear plastic detailer, heavy duty vinyl cleaner, vinyl & rubber cleaner/conditioner
27.04.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Parking sensor x 2
31.05.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Dual sensor digital parking system, round on/off switch
18.10.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Rectify a/c problems, supply and fit Bosch air conditioning control module
21.04.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Nicholas Mee
Parts only: Hoses x 9, header tank cap and seal, drive belts x 5, 12 x clips, 12 x bulbs, 10 x fuses
11.07.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Air conditioning compressor and clutch + labour
07.05.10- Mileage: 17,826- Service Agent: holas Mee
Carry out full 10,000 manufacturer’s service (spark plugs, belts supplied), replaced worn slipflex bushes on l/h/f suspension arm, replaced worn/leaking rear shock absorbers, replaced damaged exhaust components using new clamps, remove gearbox sump, replace filter and gasket, refit and refill, align steering wheel boss, check and adjust tracking, road test
24.03.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Nicholas Mee
Parts only: Road wheel badge and adhesive pad
08.04.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Nicholas Mee
Parts only: Adhesive and wax remover
26.08.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bodicraft Supplies
31.08.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bodicraft Supplies
07.05.12- Mileage: 20,330- Service Agent: C De Salamanca S.A.
Replacing power steering parts after failure on vacation
30.08.12- Mileage: 21,543- Service Agent: Nicholas Mee
Carry out manufacturer’s 5,000 mile service, tightened cover on rear of gearbox housing to remedy leak, replaced r/h/f upper wishbone slipflex bushes, replaced blown boot lamp bulb, radiator temporary repair with “Bars Seal”, recommend new radiator
20.04.13- Mileage: 22,102- Service Agent: Aston Service London
Investigate and report on oil leaks, remove transmission gasket and fit new. Remove o/s cam cover, attend to cam cover/front cover leak, replace tip king pin gaiters, remove undertray and tighten top damper nut and adjust free play in steering rack
19.06.13- Mileage: 24,117- Service Agent: Aston Service London
Change engine oil & filter, check gearbox and axle levels, checked and gapped spark plugs, check fuel pump and flow rate, Check ignition timing, check drive belts and coolant hoses, renew anti-freeze. Remove and clean brake pads, cleaned and checked calipers and handbrake cables. Check tyres and pressures, check steering rack, check jacking tubes,
20.10.14- Mileage: 27,641- Service Agent: Aston Service London
Remove undertray, replace drive belts and a vehicle set, run engine and then re-tension belts. Adjust fuel flaps, replace worn exhaust mounts and secure front bumper over riders. Check coolant level, top up, replace faulty radiator cap, replace faulty heater control valve and test heating system. Fit new transmission selector seal and service transmission unit, replace air conditioning pressure switch and re-gas system
23.12.14- Mileage: 27,997- Service Agent: Aston Service London
Investigate coolant loss, remove cylinder heads, strip heads as required for machining and pressure testing. Clean gasket surfaces and piston crowns. Refit cylinder heads, set valve timing, refit and reseal cam covers, refit inlet manifold and injectors, reconnect engine harness connectors. Replace coolant and distilled water, run and bleed system, pressure test system. Change engine oil & filter, fit new plugs, carry out unites and EFi set up, check tracking and wheel balance
15.04.16- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio
Internal LED bulb, 2 x external LED bulbs, Main beam HID lights, High beam HID Spot lights, internal green LED strips and resistors, custom in/external LED/HID bulb upgrade