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Four big Aston Martin V8s in Historics May Auction

Published 27 April 2018

Among 170 classic cars, Historics Classic Auction at Brooklands Museum on 19th May features four of the big V8 engined cars that have been quickly climbing in value over recent years.

The 1973 Aston Martin V8 is one of only 258 manuals built, fitted with the 320HP 5.3 litre originally giving a top speed of 160mph. this Medip Blue example recently underwent a £22,000 mechanical overhaul by Trinity Engineering of Chobham. It is estimated at £75,000 to £85,000.

Aston Martin Virage Volante 1992 Historics

The 27,500 mile 1992 Aston Martin Virage Volante is one of just 233 built, with the 32 valve Weber Marelli injected 5.3 litre V8. Finished in Suffolk red with cream leather, this magnificent two-owner car is estimated at  £89,000 to £105,000.

Aston Martin Virage Vantage V550 1997 Historics

The supercharged 550HP Vantage V550 was the ultimate Aston Martin V8 boasting a top speed of 186mph. This 1997 car was originally supplied to Steve Gibson, chairman of Middlesbrough Football Club. It has a detailed history of 16 Aston Martin services to 60,385 miles, that last of which was invoiced at £7,792 and is estimated at  £139,000 to £159,000.

Aston Martin Virage 1991 Historics (1)

Another Virage, this time a four-speed automatic from 1991 with 43,422 miles. Under the bonnet, the same 5,340cc quad cam V8 with Weber electronic fuel injection developing 330HP. The car comes with air conditioning, electric heated front and rear seats and an MoT to January 2019. It is estimated at £42,000 to £48,000.

VW Type 182 Trekker 1975 Historics

Around 170 cars entered including twenty Porsche 911s, a hot-rodded Smart Roadster Coupe, a resto-rodded 1960 FIAT 500 Nuova cabrio, a 39,000 mile 1995 Toyota Landcruiser 4.2VX and a restored 1975 VW Type 182 Trekker.

Viewing Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th May. Sale Saturday 19th May. Early start.

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