1979 Aston Martin

V8 Vantage Coupe

Raven Black with Burgundy leather interior and Red Wilton Wool carpeting, LHD, Original 5-speed manual, 99,000 Kilometers-61,000 Miles from new, Matching numbers, Rare Factory Sunroof.

This V8 Vantage Oscar India (OI was internal code for the new model referring to October Introduction) is one of the 172 genuine 400-horsepower V8 Vantage models produced between 1978 and 1985 and one of the first dozen built in 1979.

The first owner was a doctor in Halesowen, UK. In 1987, this Vantage was sold to a gentleman in France, Viscont de Farcy and converted from RHD to LHD by a well-known Aston marque specialist. It was later sold to Count Audion de Dampierre, a well known manufacturer of champagne as well a previous chairman of the French AMOC. The Count de Dampierre covered over 30,000 miles in this V8 vantage before selling in late 1998 to its next custodian, Mr. Abegg, also a French resident. It was sold once again in 2001 to a Swiss Aston enthusiast who used it approximately 12,000 kms and over the next 12 years. In 2012, the Vantage was consigned it to Mr. C. Tedeschi, owner of Auto Klassiker, the Swiss classic car company with whom the Vantage had been maintained since 2001. In December 2012 this Vantage was purchased by Autosport Designs, Inc., imported to the USA and sold almost immediately to a well-known AMOC club member here on the East Coast of the United States.

The V8 Vantage was driven only a short while until being entrusted to Aston Martin marque specialists Steel Wings for a complete chassis renovation, concours quality bare metal repaint with all brightwork reconditioned as well as a complete servicing. The brakes and suspensions systems were completely renewed and a Steel Wings suspension with upgraded springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bar installed. It was also decided to update the hubs and wheels to late style with Ronal type factory wheels. Mechanically, this V8 Vantage received a full engine reseal, rebuilt carbs, new water pump, all new oil lines as well as new oil coolers, prior to being installed back into the car with a completely detailed engine bay. All work was completed Spring of 2015.

More recently the complete interior (leather and carpeting), leather headliner and boot compartment has been reupholstered to as new condition throughout by Autosport Designs.

This V8 Vantage is supplied with its original factory build sheet, huge history file for both ownership and service history, factory owners manual and two sets of keys. A rare true Vantage here in the USA, it will be a welcomed addition to any new home or collection.

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