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Aston Martin Virage Volante - £69,950

Chassis Number: SCFDAM2C9PBL60056

Engine Number: 89/60056/A

UK Registration Number: N/A

Date of first reg: 20th May 1993

Exterior colour: Porsche Nachtblau

Hood: Dark Blue Mohair

Interior colour: Special Red Leather

Current Odometer reading: 62,500 km

Mileage Warranty:

Steering: Left

Transmission: Automatic

Options: OZ Split Rim Alloys, Side Vents and Air Dam from 6.3, Alarm, Immobiliser



Following three years of intense development, Aston Martin choose to unveil their new car for the nineties and beyond, at the International Motor Show in England on the 18th of October 1988. Called the Virage it was one of the sensations of the show attracting enormous public and media attention. The engine, based on the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek with its racing pedigree, was heavily revised with entirely new cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder (last used by Aston Martin in 1921-2) for better breathing and to overcome power losses inevitable with the use of catalytic converters. This is so the engine can run on unleaded fuel anywhere; in effect it is a “worldwide” engine compatible for all markets. Development of the new four valve heads was undertaken by the renowned experts, Callaway Engineering of Connecticut, United States.

The chassis was designed in conjunction with the Cranfield Institute of Technology (one of the leaders in aerospace technology). It is torsionally stiffer, lighter and less complex that that of its predecessor, the V8. The body, in true Aston Martin tradition is aluminium, hand beaten by skilled craftsmen to a design by John Heffernan and Ken Greenley. “From the outset we felt that the car should be an evolutionary successor to the DB4, 5, 6 and V8,” said Heffernan. The front spoiler incorporates an aerodynamically shaped undertray, while the rear features a boot lip spoiler, each combining to produce zero lift. Glazing is flush throughout. A Virage Volante was first displayed at the 1990 International Motor Show, with a 2+2 following in 1992. In 1993 the car was further improved when the four speed version of the Torqueflite automatic gearbox was introduced with variable sport or comfort settings.


Just as with its V8 predecessor, The Virage Volante has consistently been better received in the market place that its saloon variant. This original left-hand drive, EU registered car is presented in a striking and attractive colour combination and offers a great opportunity for classic Continental touring but with many of the luxuries that we have become accustomed to in modern cars.

It is a car to acquire with confidence with the sound evidence of maintenance right up to the present day – this is not a classic where the owner has lost interest, he has continued to invest for the car’s future.

Vehicle History

This lovely car was originally supplied by Aston Martin to established Aston Martin owner, Professor Dr Muller of Koblenz in Germany. Supplied on a personal export basis, it originally took a UK registration was and remained with the first owner until June 1998 when it was acquired by a Dr Mühlberger in the same city. All the details of the export, the car’s original invoicing and the Fahrzeugbrief (German registration document) are in an extensive history folder given to us by the current owner.

It was acquired by its third and current keeper in Holland in September 2001 – a classic car enthusiast whose enthusiasm is reflected not only on the detailed care that has been lavished on his Aston Martin but also the car that shares garage space with the Aston – a beautiful 1965 Mercedes Benz 250 SEC.

It is also interesting to note that the folder includes TÜV certificate as well as Dutch RDW Certificates – equivalent to UK MOT Certificates. This is just part of a history that can instil confidence in the intrinsic quality of the car as does the professional appraisal carried out by a Dutch expert in May 2018 that concludes “Overall Condition – Very Good” and a further inspection carried out by Aston Martin Heritage dealer Aston Martin Michiels in February 2019 which concluded in the same way.

MOT History

MOT Date   Odometer

07.09.01 (RDW)    n/a.
20.06.02 (TÜV)    35,473 km
11.03.04 (RDW)    40,834 km
18.02.05 (RDW)    40,995 km
12.08.05 (RDW)    47,850 km
30.07.07 (RDW)    48,905 km
31.07.08 (RDW)    49,778 km
17.08.09 (RDW)    50,235 km
11.08.10 (RDW)    51,336 km
24.08.11 (RDW)    55,495 km
24.08.12 (RDW)    56,334 km
11.09.13 (RDW)    59,563 km
31.03.15 (RDW)    61,272 km
15.05.18 (RDW)    61,966 km

Service and Maintenance Record

30.06.93- Mileage: 02,817 km- Service Agent: Mertz & Pabst

Inspection, oil & filter change and remove door trim on right hand door and rectify door handle operation

14.01.94- Mileage: 08,442 km- Service Agent: Aston Martin Works

Carry out 6,000-mile service

17.10.95- Mileage: 26,143 km- Service Agent: Autohaus Kronberg

28,500 km service

13.08.98- Mileage: 33,427 km- Service Agent: Autohaus Kronberg

38,000 km service

17.06.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Autohaus Kronberg

Choke train attached, handbrake adjusted, electric cable attached, gearshift set

10.08.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Autobanden

2 x Avon 255/55WR 17 tyres

15.11.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent:

Attend to wheel bearings and service automatic transmission, replace UJ

30.07.02- Mileage: 38,049 km- Service Agent: Cito Motors BV

Improve air flow over engine cooling fan resistor and deletion of High Fan Speed timer delay. Install plastic covers over protruding screws near main wiring harness, reroute alternator cable

15.10.02- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Jaguar Hovri

Check ECU change coolant and change ECA

30.06.03- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Jaguar Hovri

Make up new bonnet cable and clean other cables, adjust bonnet and change opening handle. Check airbag warning lights. Adjust cold start mechanism

18.03.04- Mileage: 44,509 km- Service Agent: Jaguar Hovri

47,500 km service

19.09.06- Mileage: 47,850 km- Service Agent: Jaguar Hovri

Service, oil & filter change, transmission and other oil changed; fan motor changed

18.10.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Kroymans Aston Martin

Parts only: Sender unit

16.10.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Kroymans Aston Martin

Parts only: Fuel filter

04.12.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: JMB Services

Parts only: Water pump, cooling fan

16.02.09- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Stratton Motor Co

Parts only: resistor

25.03.09- Mileage: 50,094 km- Service Agent: Van Laar Classic Cars

Change water pump and remove fan housing and replace fan. Replace coolant set to -36C. Change brake fluid. Change oil & filter. Dismantle fuel pump and replace fuel filter. Hood cover adjusted. Power drain measured at standstill a 0.024 amp – 0 when fuse removed

23.01.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Pneus Online

4 x 255/55 R17 Continental

31.05.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Van Laar Classic Cars

Fit tyres and balance, clean upholstery, lubricate doors, locks and windows. Rethread and replace left seat bolts. Fit new spark plugs

10.06.10- Mileage: 50,835 km- Service Agent: Van Atten

Injectors/assembly testing & ultrasonic cleaning. Replace filters replace spark plugs and HT leads. Restore the left inner wheel housing assembly. Fit number plate holder

03.08.10- Mileage: 50,960 km- Service Agent: Aston Martin Michiels

Check engine problems, excess smoking and high consumption. Replace selected moulding and seals, 2 x O ring packs, seals

17.05.11 - Mileage: 52,721 km- Service Agent: Aston Martin Michiels

Annual service, repairs to canopy cover closing system, oil & filter

31.05.11 - Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: All Cleaning Improvement

Re-charge air conditioning

14.05.13- Mileage: 56,438 km- Service Agent: Aston Martin Michiels

Annual service, replace C post mouldings, renew fuel pump kit and filter

23.05.13- Mileage: 56,793 km- Service Agent:

Check wiring and switch, adjust control unit, control rod and lever. Fit filter, crank case, test drive.

08.05.15- Mileage: 61,292 km- Service Agent: Jaguar Hovri

Take car for APK check, replace right front wheel bearings, repair seat adjustment handle on the right. Cooling problems sorted with new radiator. Spoiler changed with extra holes for more cooling. Exhaust silencer welded and front chassis reinforcement bracket welded. Oil & filter changed, O rings and spark plugs

03.04.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin Michiels

Heritage Oil, Oil filter, rear brake pad set, window cleaner, brake fluid, bonnet release lever, brake calliper reworked

10.07.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Autocade Doesburg

Replace door rebate rubbers left and right. Attend to inner linings of seats, left and right and replace mud flaps Carry out de-denting without painting. Colonise areas of leather

15.05.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: British Car Centre

Fuel to take car for RDW

12.02.19- Mileage: 62,305 km- Service Agent: Aston Martin Antwerp

Perform maintenance and full check up on vehicle

29.03.19- Mileage: 62,594 km- Service Agent: Autrans

Test drive to diagnose fault, transmission dismantled and cleaned. Rebuild with new parts. Torque converter opened, cleaned and equipped with new washers and bearings. Transmission and torque converter, built in and oil filled. Test drive ok

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