Lot 118

2015   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2015

1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante

SOLD $165,000


$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

An Ideal Entry into Open Aston Martin Ownership
One of 245 Second-Series V8 Volantes Built Between 1986 and 1989
Low-Mileage Example Impeccably Maintained by Private Collectors
Documented with Service Invoices and Original Sales Documentation
Offered with Owner’s Manual, Tools, and Rare Factory-Original Luggage Set

Technical Specs

5,340 CC DOHC V-8 Engine
Weber-Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection
375 BHP at 6,000 RPM
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs and Tubular Shock Absorbers
De Dion Rear-Axle with Coil Springs and Tubular Shock Absorbers
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This late-production example of the second series of Aston Martin’s V8 Volante claims a pampered life of minimal use and very few owners, resulting in a superb open-top edition of this beloved British grand touring car.

As reflected in an original sales document from Aston Martin Lagonda North America Inc., this Volante was factory equipped with a heavy-duty oil cooler, dual stainless-steel exhaust, ventilated disc brakes, Koni shocks, and a limited-slip differential. Finished in York Red, the Aston Martin was trimmed with tan Connolly leather and appointed with Wilton wool carpeting, burled walnut trim, and a rare four-piece factory luggage set upholstered in matching leather. An Alpine sound system was added prior to customer delivery as a dealer-added option.

Sold new through Star Motor Cars in Houston, Texas, to the founder of a local manufacturing company, the Volante was driven sparingly and regularly serviced in the care of its original owner. In August 2003, the 8,000-mile car was sold to its second caretaker, a Minnesota resident. In late 2012, the V8 Volante was purchased by its third owner, a collector residing in Scarsdale, New York. Serviced by local marque specialist Autosport Designs in 2013, the Aston Martin was treated to a new air-conditioning compressor, fresh suspension and brake bushings, and a new high-performance radiator core.

Currently showing approximately 15,000 miles, this well-sorted and highly original Volante is a particularly appealing example of the iconic Aston Martin V8 series.