1996 Aston Martin Virage VolanteSOLD
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Estimate: ú32,000-38,000

Sold: ú35,000

With less than three years between conception and display, the Virage was truly a miracle case for Aston Martin Lagonda. In 1986 A.M.L had a two door Lagonda development car on the road and had also announced a design competition for budding Aston Martin designers. The winners, Ken Greenly and John Heffernan, had created a large, modern GT - with an evolutionary link straight back to the DB4. Reeves Callaway in the US reworked the 5.3 litre V8 engine with four valves per cylinder, Weber fuel injection, a clean exhaust and an output of 330 bhp. Shown at the 1988 Birmingham Motor Show in Coupe form, with first deliveries in 1990, the sensational new Virage re-stated its forerunner's muscular looks in the modern idiom, slightly narrower but with increased interior space. With 330bhp, a top speed approaching 160mph was possible and 60mph in under 7 seconds. The Virage has a look of Menace, even when stationery. It sets new standards in speed and comfort. You will not find another car of this capability with such bespoke luxury. By 1990 the Virage Volante was announced with first deliveries in 1992/3. The Volante recaptures the spirit of grand touring in the best European traditions and the example offered is a very elegant motor car with a fully lined hood incorporating heated glass rear window and an interior fitted with the finest hand-picked Connolly hide giving a warm aroma of English leather, deep Wilton carpets and fine wood finish. Manufactured in 1996 this car is the 198th out of a total of 202 made and was the last standard bodied right hand drive Volante to leave the factory. The current and third owner from new purchased the car in October 2001 and is supplied with full service history and all MoT's. Finished in Litchfield black with a black mohair hood and light grey interior the car is described as being in excellent condition in every respect.

Reference Number 10894

as of 7/5/2007

Car 1996 Aston Martin Virage Volante