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1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage '' X-Pack '' Coupe (RHD)
Announced in February 1977, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage took the motoring world by storm. It was the first time the company had used the iconic 'Vantage' name since the six-cylinder DBS. In early 1986, the final series of the V8 Vantage motor cars were fitted with the same 580x engine as previewed in the V8 Vantage Zagato, leading to the birth of the X-Pack. Changes to the previous version include: four 48mm Weber carburettors, Cosworth pistons, larger inlet ports and higher lift camshafts. With the air pumps needed to meet EEC emission regulations, peak power is in the range of 410 to 420 bhp. With an optional conversion from Works Service, which included big bore airbox and manifolds, straight through pipes at the back and the carbs meticulously opened upto 50mm, power was increased to 432bhp. This brutish yet elegant coupe was once the fastest accelerating production car in the world!
"It's performance is simply stupendous and relentless... this Aston simply lays a trail of rubber as the big clutch bites positively, and then takes off like a scalded tiger... I had the needle as far as 150mph and even then, there was no sign of the acceleration tailing off..." - Clive Richardson writing in Motor Sport magazine.
Our incredible Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack is tastefully finished in the extremely rare colour combination of Masons Black coachwork with Black Connolly hide and contrasting Burgundy Red piping, together with matching Wilton carpets. As per the original build records this car was fitted with the highly desirable automatic transmission & specially ordered electric metal sunroof ( This option is extremely rare and a highly desirable feature of the period.) The gearbox is now an uprated, four speed automatic which transforms the responsive
Having been impeccably maintained regardless of cost since the very first day with continued detailed maintenance running up until the present day. This absolutely superb X Pack comes with comprehensive service invoice records, together with the owner drivers book pack, original service book (which is a rarity), tool roll & jack.
This is a unique opportunity to own possibly one of the finest British supercars made which has been meticulously cherished from new.
*Mileage displayed is the recorded mileage since installation of the new digital display.
This is now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.