The Aston Martin Virage made its debut at the Birmingham Motorshow in 1988. Designed by John Heffernan and Ken Greeley it was praised for its fresh contemporary styling. It proved to be quieter and more comfortable than the earlier V8's and was indeed the first truly new Aston Martin in nearly 20 years.
The new V8 engine was a development of the tried and tested 5.3 litre V8, but with new cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder for better breathing and to overcome power losses inevitable with the use of catalytic converters.
The Aston Martin Virage Volante features a 4 OHC V8, 5,340cc Engine, with 330 bhp at 6000 rpm. 3-Speed Automatic Gearbox. Front ventilated discs and rear solid discs. This car has a top speed of 155 mph, with a 0-60 mph time os just 6 seconds.
Our stunning car is a 1993 K Registered Virage Volante & has covered 59,000 miles by 6 previous owners.
This car is in the beautiful Aston Green, which truly complements an Aston Martin of this era. The exterior is in excellent condition.
The interior is upholstered in Magnolia Hide with Dark Green Piping, featuring Special Wilton Beige Carpets with Green Piping. beautifully complementing the gleaming exterior.
The MOT is not due until 30th April 2016.
Just been serviced and health checked by an Aston Martin Specialist.
The car was driven by Sir Stirling Moss in a Special Aston Martin parade session and he kindly signed the owner's manual to make the occasion.
The car has a faultless extensive history file, including every invoice for all work carried out on the car right from new leaving Newport Pagnell with the Original Invoice of £155,000 right through to current day. The history also includes all documentation of shows and demonstration drives that is has been involved with.
Only 233 examples were ever made between 1992 and 1996 with only fewer than 10 remaining on the British roads.
The car is one of the last truly fully hand built British Icons, with all hand stitched leather and mohair hood, hand built engine and hand beaten aluminium body work. Cars like this will never be made again because times have changed and it was never commercially viable hence Aston Martin never making any money so once these cars have gone, they have gone for good.
The car also comes with 2 sets of keys with the Original Master Key.
WHEELS & TYRES
The car sits on 17" Wheels, standing on Avon Turbospeed CR228D Tyres.
Front & Rear: 255 x 55 x R17 (102W)
Tread Depths are:
Front Right: 5mm
Front Left: 5mm
Rear Right: 4mm
Rear Left: 4mm
For more information, please call our sales team on 01772 663 777.
Viewing strictly by appointment.
The Virage Volante convertible debuted at the 1990 Birmingham Motor Show as a strict two-seater, but a 2+2 version was shown at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show. Production examples, beginning in 1992, were all to feature 2+2 seating. Sources claim that between 224 and 233 examples had been produced when the series ended in 1996. The last 11 example (hence the difference between 224 to 233) already had the naturally aspirated 1995 version motor of the later V8 and V8 LWB Volante with the improved four-speed and overdrive Torqueflite automatic and 354 hp (264 kW).
A new V8 Volante Long Wheelbase, with styling based on the V8 Coupe was built from 1997 to 2000 on a lengthened chassis. 63 V8 Volante LWB cars were built.