1978 Aston Martin V8 Volante

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1978 Aston Martin V8 Volante


Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 38944

Production Total: 562

Build Start: 1978

Last on sale: 1990

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Aston held out until June 1978 to slice the roof off its V8, a surprising length of time (as the saloon could trace its origins back to 1967) for a car with so much sales potential. But the firm’s more optimistic outlook of the late-1970s finally gave rise to the marriage of open-top enjoyment with V8 performance. A fully-lined, power hood, together with a new burr walnut dash and door cappings, cosseted the occupants. Up until 1981, every Volante was exported to North America; the rest of the world had to wait until March of that year to see what all the fuss was about.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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  • 1978
  • 1990
  • V8
  • 1829mm
  • 2610mm
  • 1794kg
  • 4623mm
  • 1327mm
Body Details
  • Convertible
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  • 7.7s
  • 2
  • 360lb/ft
  • 140mph
  • 320bhp
Fuel Consump.
  • 13mpg
  • €38944
  • 562

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