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Aston Martin V8 restoration project at auction

Published 18 August 2017

A ‘garage find’ Aston Martin is going under the hammer. The 1973 AM V8 could fetch as much as £35,000 when it heads to auction next month. The car, which has 82,752 miles on the clock, is part of Classic Car Auctions’ 23 September sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

The AMV8 was launched after the car maker was sold in 1972. It is essentially a facelifted version of the DBS V8 – the main styling differences being the single headlamps and revised front grille. In total, 288 examples of the 5.3-litre V8 model were made – most of them with automatic transmission.

This right-hand drive example has spent the past nine years stored in a garage. It has been lightly recommissioned under its current owner, but will need serious work before it is roadworthy. The car is accompanied by its original driver’s pack as well a history file that includes the car’s first ever MoT and documentation up until it was SORN'd 12 years ago.

Gary Dunne, CCA sales manager, said, ‘…if you love restoring cars, a barn or garage find project can be extremely rewarding in itself, regardless of financial considerations. We expect a great deal of interest in this particular car on auction day.’

1973 Aston Martin AM V8 (2)

To find out more about the 1973 Aston Martin AM V8 for sale classiccarauctions.co.uk.

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