Chassis Number: V8/11328/RCA
Engine Number: V/540/1328
UK Registration Number: KNV 62 N
Date of first reg: 1st April 1975
Exterior colour: Green Metallic
Interior colour: Black Leather
Current Odometer reading: 57,952
Announced in April 1972, the AM V8 is an extensively modified version of the DBS V8 which was announced in September 1969. Externally, the grill was entirely new, no longer sweeping across the complete front but now tailored between the head lamps reminiscent of the earlier six cylinder models such as the DB3S. The engine, was by then the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek that had made it’s first appearance in January 1967 at the Racing Car Show in London and raced by Lola in their Type 70 Mk III GT.
The AM V8 series III was introduced in London, August 1973. The important mechanical difference was the replacement of the Bosch fuel injection system by four twin-choke down draught Weber carburettors, which produced a notably smother performance at low engine speeds with greater flexibility.
To accommodate the carburettors, the bonnet bulge had to be deepened slightly and it was continued as a low bulge, to the trailing edge. Improvements were also made to water, oil and automatic transmission cooling and a new insulation material was used for the engine bulkhead and under the bonnet.
There are detailed improvements inside the car, revised front seats; passenger’s door locked, electrically, from driver’s side; revised switches and heating controls: fuses below the glove compartment; larger ashtray; fuel tank redesigned to increase luggage space. The Autocar road test (September 6th 1973) of a car with automatic transmission, gave 0 to 60 m.p.h. in 6.2 seconds and a maximum 146 m.p.h.
The market for Aston Martin V8’s is strengthening and this car offers an outstanding opportunity for any buyer. A low mileage validated by comprehensive record of service and maintenance builds real value into what is an appreciating and popular model of Aston Martin.
The original Service Voucher Book for this car notes that it was supplied to its first owner, A Pearson of Kenilworth by The Aston Martin Centre of Sutherland Avenue, Coventry. The delivery date is noted as 18th April 1975.
The next significant date in the history file for the car is a receipt for £11,050 signed by Mr. Pearson, for the sale of the car to its second owner, The Walford Manufacturing Company of Birmingham represented by their Managing Director Peter Clasper.
The car remained in Mr. Clasper’s stewardship, transferring ownership from his company to his personal name in March 1990, until his recent and sad demise. The Executors of his will asked Byron International to sell the car on their behalf which we did in 2013.
Acquired by the current owner following an engineer’s report, the car has been fastidiously maintained since with diligent repair to the sills and around the off side chassis leg. The owner has also kept a personal log of mileages and weather conditions for all journeys under his stewardship.
25.04.75- Mileage: 00,483- Service Agent: The Aston Martin Centre
500 mile service
03.05.75- Mileage: 01,207- Service Agent: The Aston Martin Centre
1,000 mile service
22.12.77- Mileage: 04,902- Service Agent: The Aston Martin Centre
5,000 mile service
18.01.78- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin Lagonda
Fitting new york compressor and new heater expansion valve, checking air con system, adjusting vacuums fit new air conditioner drier bottle, wire coolair system to two fuses and carry out dash top modifications.
12.06.78- Mileage: 09,772- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
10,000 mile service
20.09.78- Mileage: 14,800- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
15,000 mile service
07.03.79- Mileage: 19,778- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
20,000 mile service
23.06.80- Mileage: 30,582- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
30,000 mile service
19.05.82- Mileage: 35,351- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
35,000 mile service
30.06.83- Mileage: 40,168- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
20,000 mile service, re-pack front hubs and balance wheels, carry out automatic box service, fit and adjust new fan belts, remove retaining cap on o/s/f king pin and adjust. Adjust n/s/f king pin and replace gaiter on o/s/f king pin and re-assemble. Fit new rear brake pads, replace handbrake pads. Fit air conditioning compressor, re-gas, reset and fit new switch. Dismantle steering and replace pin in pinion, adjust steering, castor and camber angles.
30.11.83- Mileage: 41,508- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
Strip steering rack assembly, overhaul rack, fit new seals and gaiters, re-assemble and road test
10.09.85- Mileage: 45,487- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
5,000 mile service
25.04.89- Mileage: 49,807- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
5,000 mile service
10.10.90- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Promech Automotive
Parts only, 2 x inner and 2 x outer sills
10.10.90- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Alum Rock Service Station
Fit o/s and n/s inner and outer sills, rebuild sill ends and cut out corrosion as required. Replace all interior trim, polish stainless steel.
30.01.90- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
Carry out winter check, Remove exhaust system and under panels, drill out manifold stud and re-tap hole. Fit new stud and exhaust sections, re-assembling under shield, attend to loose aerial and refit trim, replace faulty inner brake reaction strut rubbers. Remove side and number plate light lenses, clean and fit new bulb.adjust front wheel alignment, check steering and lubricate swivel joints, check cooling system and top up
22.05.91- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
Parts only: Non-return valve
23.02.91- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Holden
Black leather renovation kit
30.05.91- Mileage: 51,000- Service Agent: Alum Rock Service Station
Fit supplied servo valve and test brakes
14.10.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: JP Exhausts
2 x Aston Martin oval silencers
22.02.93- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Cherrywood Garage
Checked charging system, replace faulty battery and replace flasher unit
30.07.93- Mileage: 52,220- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
Remove prop shaft flange and leaking pinion seal, clean off parts, fit new seal and speedi sleeve, re-assemble and refill with oil. Remove track rod end, shim out play in rack end ball joint and re-assemble. Replace cracked brake hoses and bleed brakes. Remove drive belts, anti roll bar and faulty torsional vibration (TV) damper, crank pulley and seal. Fit speedi sleeve, oil seal, new TV damper and reset TDC mark and re-assemble.Remove seized universal coupling on steering column, grind off seized bolt. Remove leaking oil seal, fit new valve body oil seal and re-assemble steering column. Carry out lubrication service, repair fault on number plate light, seal exposed end of sills, clean up corrosion on front discs and refit pads, replace faulty washer pump. Remove lower wishbone assemblies to replace faulty brake reaction strut rubbers. Replace anti-roll bar link, lap in new ball and seats, clean off, paint and re-assemble suspension parts. Replace faulty brake servos, replace cracked heater hose, fit exchange water pump, carry out welding repairs to n/s and o/s lower tie rod mounts
25.10.03- Mileage: 52,777- Service Agent: Cherrywood Garage
12.08.94- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Chapman Spooner
Replace leaking hose, radiator cap and seal
17.10.94- Mileage: 53,097- Service Agent: Cherrywood Garage
Skim front discs and re-assemble, replace hot water valve, MOT
12.07.95- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Motor Climate Services
Top up air conditioning
18.04.97- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: J P Exhausts
Pair of Aston Martin exhaust conecting pipes
22.04.97- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Cherrywood Garage
Change oil and filter, check levels and grease all points, fit exhaust parts supplied
03.10.97- Mileage: 54,313- Service Agent: Motor Climate
Reseal leaking hoses
03.10.97- Mileage: 54,313- Service Agent: Cherrywood Garage
Pressure test rad and add leak sealant
10.08.00- Mileage: 54,991- Service Agent: Four Ashes
Check all tyres including spare, check all levels, grease all points, spray engine bay with anti coorsion fluid, clan off all wheel arches and jacking points and wax oil, adjust o/s lower swivel joint, check radio and rewire, remove bonnet insulation pad, clean off pad, mask up and apply stone chip. Top up power steering fluid.
27.11.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Four Ashes
Parts only: Boot springs
12.06.01- Mileage: 55,112- Service Agent: Tanworth Garage
Replace heater fan assembly, clean battery leads, fit boot lid springs, replace thermostat and gasket
28.08.01- Mileage: 55,150- Service Agent: Tanworth Garage
Replace faulty ignition coil
01.10.01- Mileage: 55,185- Service Agent: Tanworth Garage
MOT, repair n/s flasher, repair o/s fog light
07.11.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tanworth Garage
25.07.02- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Goodwins Auto Electrics
Replace all fuses and clean holders
06.04.05- Mileage: 56,330- Service Agent: Tanworth Garage
Annual service, fit fuel saver
21.07.05- Mileage: 56,536- Service Agent: Tanwoorth Garage
Replace battery and cure oil leak
30.09.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Halfords
14.01.13- Mileage: 57,100- Service Agent: Newlands Motors
Inspection report prior to purchase
22.03.13- Mileage: 57,100- Service Agent: Newlands Motors
Remove cylinder heads, repair exhaust manifolds, refit cylinder heads, re-time cam shafts, set ignition / carbs. Welding and MOT check over, prepare for and take for MOT, service as necessary
30.05.14- Mileage: 57,361- Service Agent: Newlands Motors
Rectify exhaust blow, clean and gap spark plugs, service, prepare and take for MOT
26.05.15- Mileage: 57,607- Service Agent: Steve Cato Restorations
Service, change oil & filters, change spark plugs, change fuel filter, brakes stripped and checked, free off caliper pistons and re-align wheels. Repair connections to fuel pump and clean out breather pipes, weld in new sill sections, prime and paint. MOT
03.06.16- Mileage: 57,750- Service Agent: Steve Cato Restorations
Check and clean front brakes, strip and rebuild rear brakes, fit new wiper blades, MOT
08.05.17- Mileage: 57,855- Service Agent: Steve Cato Restorations
Rebuild front brakes, replace flexi hoses with new stainless steel items, unseize and strip down rear brakes, clean and rebuild, replace brake fluid and bleed through change oil and replace oil and fuel filters. Remove components from o/s chassis leg, cut out rust and treat area. Fabricate new panels and weld in, seal and paint with red oxide and stone chip paint. Service air conditioning, replace broken exhaust clamps. MOT