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This beautiful Series I V8 Volante, a well-documented example with recent cosmetic attention, radiates the muscularity, elegance, and power that so defined this model. Completed in December 1984, the Aston was originally finished in Suffolk Red and trimmed with black leather upholstery. It was retailed through Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut, and it was regularly serviced there as reflected by an extensive file of invoices and maintenance log entries.
The Volante was traded back to Miller on several occasions through 2004, when the car was acquired by the consignor, a connoisseur of fine postwar Aston Martins. He sold the V8 to Jeff Surdyk of Arlington, Virginia, who installed a Vantage-style exhaust and retained possession until at least 2012.
In early 2016, the Aston was reacquired by the consignor. A sympathetic cosmetic restoration was undertaken that included a new exterior finish in the factory color of Litchfield Black Metallic. At this time the Volante was updated with European-style bumpers and bodywork for a cleaner presentation.
Displaying just over 35,000 miles at time of cataloguing, which the consignor believes to be original, the Aston is accompanied by a factory tool roll and jack, owner’s handbook, maintenance log, and restoration invoices. It has been expertly refinished to handsome European cosmetic specifications and serviced for immediate use, resulting in a particularly desirable example of the marque’s luxurious 1980s touring convertible.