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Aston Martin V8 Series III "S" spec - £67,500

Chassis Number: V8/11867/RCAS

Engine Number: V/540/1867/S

UK Registration Number: SYO 488 S

Date of first reg: 8th March 1978

Exterior colour: Dark Blue

Hood:

Interior colour: Natural Leather

Current Odometer reading: 103,606

Mileage Warranty:

Steering: Right

Transmission: Automatic

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Background

Background:

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.

Summary:

For many years, the Aston Martin Series III V8 with the S spec engine has been the car to covet and it remains so.

Add to the mix a great service history and a value for money offer price, this is a car waiting for a new owner to add their gloss and their enthusiasm to a great car.

Vehicle History

Like many Aston Martin V8 Saloons, this car has had a number of owners and we are indebted to the current owner for his research and therefore being able to identify those changes of keeper. The astonishing fact is that the simple record of “12 previous keepers” shrinks when you consider that some keepers (the current one included), changed the registration details but not the ownership and also, for whatever reason, the ninth and tenth keepers recorded 15 days and 35 days ownership respectively! A full record of ownership is with the service history folder for the car.

What is not in doubt is that the current family ownership (two registered keepers) has lasted from 1997 to today and during that ownership, as can be seen from the service history, plenty of enjoyment has been had and much money spent on mechanical and other maintenance.

There is, however, recognition that a new owner will want to add their own mark to the car and it is offered to the market at a correspondingly value for money price

MOT History

MOT Date   Odometer

15.02.82    32,763
18.02.83    40,848
20.03.84    46,315
05.04.86    54,008
15.04.93    65,106
20.04.94    66,519
31.03.95    68,670
12.04.96    70,665
21.03.97    75,859
22.04.98    79,647
27.04.99    79,824
05.04.00    80,745
05.04.01    81,483
09.04.02    82,155
06.10.03    85,756
27.10.04    87,790
20.10.05    89,704
19.10.06    91,202
17.10.07    92,852
06.11.08    93,655
09.06.10    94,710
08.07.11    97,270
27.06.12    97,838
11.06.13    98,323
06.06.14    00,451
01.05.15    02,457
02.06.16    02,987
02.06.17    03,117
17.05.18    03,606

Service and Maintenance Record

23.12.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Mike Wells

Alarm key switch and testing

31.01.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Remove battery, charge and check, drilled and tapped exhaust manifolds fitted new plugs and washers. Fit new indicator unit

24.02.84- Mileage: 46,308- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Fit new drivers side window glass, fit new lock solenoid, rectify hazard warning switch, fit new side / indicator assembly, MOT

25.07.84- Mileage: 48,172- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Remove petrol tank for specialist cleaning & checking, clean fuel lines and fit new filter, refit tank

30.07.84- Mileage: 48,172- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Stripped cleaned and rebuilt carbs, balance throttles and mixtures, road test & adjust.

20.08.84- Mileage: 48,588- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Remove all parts to free off fan drive and drive belts, repair PAS pump bracket, fit new drive belts, fit new Holset coupling, re-assemble

28.02.85- Mileage: 50,348- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

50,000 mile service, strip front hubs and fit new bearings, fit new front and rear brake pads, fit new battery master switch, fit new locking solenoid to passenger door, fit 2 new driving lamp lenses, road test & MOT

06.12.85- Mileage: 53,884- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

5,000 mile service, fit new plugs, fuel filter, air filters, air trunking hose, vacuum by-pass, change axle oil, change brake fluid, fit new headlamps, adjust wheel bearings, adjust suspension, check carb balance

01.04.86- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Rebuild o/s rear suspension radius arm mounting point. Prepare and respray. New battery

08.04.86- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Mike Wells

Attend to audio and alarm faults

04.07.86- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Number plates

18.07.86- Mileage: 54,392- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Change oil & filter, fit new number plate lamps, fit new a/c pump and seals. Rectify faulty connections on front side light, fit battery

24.09.86- Mileage: 55,274- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Fit new windows and rubbers and seals, fit new ¼ light windows, fit new drop glass to driver’s door and new door handle assembly to same. Fit new manifold vacuum hose

16.02.87- Mileage: 56,445- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Fit new battery, check levels

29.04.87- Mileage: 58,262- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Change oil & filter, top up brake fluid, re-secure stereo wiring, fit new dipswitch, fit spare wheel to n/s front

07.07.87- Mileage: 58,737- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Replace broken alternator belt

14.08.87- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Service and change gearbox oil

01.09.87- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Repair n/s door stop, reshape n/s front wing, match colour and spray side of car, clean and polish

03.11.87- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Front bumper

25.11.87- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

AstonMartin carpet

01.12.87- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Re-chrome bumper

16.05.88- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Make up battery clamp, weld, o/s rear suspension mounting point, weld sections of tube into exhaust, remove door trim, repair door stop mechanism, reshape n/s front wing and respray

01.10.88- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Check wiper motor brushes, check switch, fit new flasher unit, fit new n/s door stop, fit new water pump, strip and clean out air pump, recharge Air Con

25.11.88- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Repair door lock solenoid, fit new rear shock absorbers, fit two new fog lights, check radio fault

28.02.89- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Remove front suspension and fit 2 new shock absorbers and radius arm bushes, re-assemble and refit. Weld n/s rear radius arm mounting

08.03.89- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Disconnect seat belt switch, change oil & filter, clean plugs and change brake fluid

26.04.89- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Weld in section to o/s floor and petrol pipe shield

19.06.89- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Remove & refit dashboard, fit new expansion valve and refill with gas

14.07.89- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Balance 4 wheels, fit heater control valve

24.05.91- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Check levels grease, spray underside with oil, check over

12.05.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Harrte Security

Remove broken key and cut new key

27.08.92- Mileage: 64,969- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Specialist charge re air conditioning, checked brake operation, fit new servo valves, hoses and clips, check oil & water, remove plugs and check mixtures

28.09.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: JR Etheridge

Waxoyl underbonnet and chassis

19.01.93- Mileage: 65,091- Service Agent: Steve Stirling

Renovate and colour leather, strip and repad driver’s seat. Strip and clean carbs, re-charge air conditioning, replace foot pad on driver’s carpet, change oil & filter

15.04.93- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Fit new balance resistor

27.05.97- Mileage: 65,249- Service Agent: Steve Stirling

Remove exhaust system, cut out broken flexible sections, weld in new sections and refit

08.07.93- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Steve Stirling

Carry out repairs to n/s bonnet hinge

04.09.93- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Steve Stirling

Fit customer's own radio and fit new rear seal

18.03.94- Mileage: 66,338- Service Agent: Steve Stirling

Remove tyres and reseal on rims, strip down driver’s seat and plump seat and lumbar area

30.04.94- Mileage: 66,519- Service Agent: Steve Stirling

MOT, attend to electrical items, clean fuse box and replace fuses as required

08.08.94- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

De-rust and repair around rear window, boot lid, n/s rear wing and door edge. Respray

08.10.94- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: The Forge Garage

Change oil filter, adjust handbrake, grease all round and check anti-freeze

08.02.95- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Cartec

Install alarm system

01.03.96- Mileage: 70,543- Service Agent: Autocheck

Vehicle inspection

15.03.96- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Pugsley & Lewis

Parts only: Rubber jacking point, rear boot spring, 2 x shut rubbers, 2 x seals

10.04.96- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Pugsley & Lewis

Disconnect and remove n/s/f suspension, clean and fit new bottom wishbone buses and brake reactor strut rubbers. Fit new king pin gaiter, refit using new track rod ends. Bleed front brakes, refit road wheels, reset steering geometry, disconnect and remove both cam covers, clean and paint. Tighten timing chains, reset valve timings, refit cam covers with new gaskets and bungs. Top up anti freeze, reset ignition timing, repair cruciform, fit new stainless steel downpipes

30.04.96- Mileage: 70,954- Service Agent: HWM

Fit new front discs and pads, carry out 10,000 mile service.. Fit new R/H bump stop. Fit new rear brake pads and clean and adjust handbrake calipers, fit new diff mounting, straighten Watts link, fit new starter motor, fit new l/h engine mounting, clean manifolds, repair wiring on window switches, check instrument lighting, fit new boot seal, re-charge air con

08.05.96- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: HWM

Fit lower Watts link

16.07.96- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Supply and fit new battery, supply & fit windscreen, tighten o/s under panel, check alternator

22.07.96- Mileage: 73,556- Service Agent: HWM

Drain cooling system to access and remove alternator, send for specialist repair, refit and refill

05.09.96- Mileage: 74,969- Service Agent: HWM

Attend to fault on l/h door lock, clean and reseal windscreen trims, check levels

03.05.97- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Quickfit Safety Belts

S/fit 2 x rear seat belts

14.08.97- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Brakes, exhaust, oil leak, air con

24.11.97- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Check over, fit new battery

22.12.97- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Starter and wipers

12.06.98- Mileage: 79,801- Service Agent: Stratstone

Renew cam cover gasket

31.10.98- Mileage: 79,808- Service Agent: Stratstone

Refurbish fuel tank, n/s cylinder head, no. 3 cam cap broken – new parts + boring and new cam cap. Recharge air con

30.04.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Car Care Body Repair

Renew both o/s & n/s inner and outer sill panels and inner sill side members, remove /refit o/s & n/s sill covers & fittings, interior carpets and seats. Remove and refit rear floorpan fittings, rear interior and fuel tank. Fabricate and weld in o/s & n/s rear chassis, n/s & o/s radius and chassis, radius support, sections of floor / under wing. Prime, anti corrosion and paint

06.08.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Various repairs

05.05.00- Mileage: 80,745- Service Agent: Brownings Garage

MOT, supply & fit new battery, remove petrol tank and clean, clean fuel lines and carbs, fit new fuel pump. Attend to door lock defect n/s, swap mirror controls, fix wiper wiring, fit air con unit supplied, recharge

21.09.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Autoglass

New screen

11.10.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Check charging

27.10.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Car Care Works

Check gearbox oil levels remove valve body and fit selector arm oil seal, refit parts refill with oil and road test

31.12.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Various Repairs

27.03.02- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Auto Audio

Amplifier, autochanger and alarm

11.04.02- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

MOT, pump, wiper blades

02.05.02- Mileage: 81,476- Service Agent: Car Care Works

Fit n/s & o/s upper exhaust manifolds, adjust gearbox linkage and top up fluid, adjust emissions, new bulbs to rear lamps, MOT

21.06.02- Mileage: 82,292- Service Agent: Car Care Works

10,000 mile service, fit front pads and discs, fit front brake hoses, manufacture 3 new brake pipes, fit new king pin swivel gaiters, fit n/s & o/s lower king pin bearings, fit rear discs and pads, clean brake calipers, manufacture 3 new brake pipes, repair front mounting bracket for differential, fit 4 new exhaust mountings, fit new engine oil coolers and hoses, fit new radiator

06.12.02- Mileage: 83,637- Service Agent: Car Care Works

5,000 service, fit overhauled steering rack, re-bush front suspension, fit electronic ignition, new engine mountings, adjust top king pin swivels. Clean tank, fit front to rear fuel feed and return lines, adjust tracking

17.12.02- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Car Care Works

Fit new brake master cylinder, bleed brake system, fit new flasher unit

16.01.03- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Car Care Works

Fit modified alternator pulley

07.10.03- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Prepare and present for MOT

19.12.03- Mileage: 85,832- Service Agent: Chiltern Aston

5,000 service, adjust n/s & o/s king pin swivels, supply and fit new Alpine stereo

12.06.04- Mileage: 86,749- Service Agent: Chlitern Aston

Rebuild auto transmission, repair wiring to horn switch, strip driver’s seat and tighten frame, refit light switch knob, adjust o/s king pin swivel, adjust front wheel bearings, repair wiring to rear lights.

27.10.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Prepare and present for MOT

08.11.05- Mileage: 89,697- Service Agent: Chiltern Aston

5,000 service, new water pump hose, fit lower radius arms, fit rear shock absorbers, adjust o/s lower king pin swivels, fit 4 new tyres, fit rear exhaust, fit foot lid spring, repair steering rack, MOT

16.01.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Chiltern Aston

Repair to roof panel, rear panel, o/s qtr panel, o/s front wing

11.05.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Check charge, interior lamps

20.10.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Prepare and present for MOT

17.10.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Prepare and present for MOT

26.02.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Discount Motor Centre

Battery

19.05.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Refurbish 4 x wheels, alternator, control unit and fuel sender float

06.11.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Holocence

Carry out repairs to front valance

06.11.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Fanklins Autos

Gasket, wiper blade & MOT

05.08.09- Mileage: 94,504- Service Agent: Hornsey Automatic Transmissions

Overhaul of gearbox, supply exchange torque converter, refill with oil

08.07.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

2 x brake servos, new battery and MOT

14.12.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Frankin Autos

Repairs to fuel system

08.07.11- Mileage: 97,266- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Service, replace n/s door switch, replaced centre cap and badges, new wiper blades, replace water valve and refresh coolant, adjust n/s/f wheel bearing, replace o/s track rod end, repair horn wiring, replace centre exhaust section, replace bulbs

10.09.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Holocence

Repair & paint n/s front door, wing and ¼ panel

24.10.11- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklin Autos

Reapirs to steerng and fiel systems

15.06.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Franklins Autos

Battery

25.07.12- Mileage: 97,837- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Service, MOT, refit door mirror glass, replace transmission sump gasket, carry out vehicle health check.

17.05.13- Mileage: 98,206- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Service, lubricate n/s door mechanism, top up brake fluid, replace plugs and leads, renew alternator belt, remove and clean carbs, carry out vehicle health check

25.05.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Finsbury Car Audio

Car Radio

03.09.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Parts only Water pump and pulley assembly, joint water pump / timing chain

27.12.13- Mileage: 00,055- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Investigate water loss, repair exhaust downpipe, re-fix o/s door mirror

07.02.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Supply and fit oil sump pan

13.06.14- Mileage: 00,451- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Annual service, replace n/s track rod gaiter, MOT , replace bonnet stay

13.05.15- Mileage: 02,457- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Annual service and MOT

27.08.15- Mileage: 02,468- Service Agent: Aston Martin North One

Overhaul carburetors, rectify n/s window jamming, fit new radio aerial, fit new gearbox sump gasket

03.06.16- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Fiennes Restoration

MOT, o/s/r, make new section and weld in place, repair area under n/s seat pan, make new sections of n/s inner wing and weld in place, repeat on o/s

10.06.16- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Fiennes Restoration

Paintwork, distributor rotor arm

02.06.17- Mileage: 03,117- Service Agent: Holocene

MOT, adjust and grease front wheel bearings, grease all suspension ball joint nipples, secure rear box of exhaust,adjust handbrake, remove steering wheel adjuster and check

17.05.18- Mileage: 03,606- Service Agent: Holocene

MOT and carry out body/paint repairs


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