Aston Martin V8 Coupe

Aston Martin's customers had been clamouring for an eight-cylinder car for years, so Aston Martin designed a larger 2-door saloon for V8 applications.

In 1973, the DBS V8 was restyled and called simply the Aston Martin V8, became the company's mainstream car for two decades.

The classic Aston Martin V8 in its many forms is, to many enthusiasts, the last of the ‘real’ Astons. Conceived during David Brown’s ownership of the revered marque, it reigned supreme for almost two decades as Britain’s flagship sports car.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Battersea Evolution, London.

450 bhp, RSW 7.0-litre engine, automatic gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, de Dion rear axle with Watt linkage, trailing arms and coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,610 mm.

Source: RM Auctions; Wikipedia, 2011
Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood

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