1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Coupe

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1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Coupe

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History

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was dubbed ‘Britain’s first supercar after its introduction to the press in 1977. Based on the elegant V8 Coupe which began production in 1972, the Vantage was a highly tuned version which benefited from significant power gains over the standard model, aided by the fitment of larger carburettors, bigger valves, revised camshafts and extensive suspension tuning

Vantage models could be visually identified by the by their large front airdam and ‘blanked off’ front grille and Vantage badges. With genuine 170 MPH plus performance, the new model was extremely well received by the press and customers alike with performance akin to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

The ‘Vantage’ was the ultimate variation of the V8 series, produced over a twelve-year period and the final iteration of the model was known as the ‘X-Pack’. These ‘580X’ cars had a further power increase to 432BHP with subtle cosmetic revisions and are highly collectible today with just 137 coupe models constructed in total from 1986-89    

This sensational manual Vantage X-Pack Coupe was ordered by Mr Dennis Angilley of Newquay, Cornwall, via Marshall (Cambridge Ltd) on 14th December 1988. Finished in ‘Rolls Royce’ Balmoral Green coachwork with Parchment hide (3672), Dark Green piping (3655), carpets in Beige (0289) with Dark Green edge (3655) with Beige headlining (8703)

As per the original build sheet, the dash top, steering wheel rim and spokes were finished in dark Green (3655), the horn push in trimmed in Parchment, Lambswool floor rugs were supplied in Beige and ‘V8 Saloon grille fitted in lieu of blanking plate’ by special request of the first owner, an unusual feature for an X-Pack and rarely seen

The original Warranty card (held on file) was issued 17th April 1989 and this Vantage was first registered ‘100 DRA’. Mr Angilley had the X Pack maintained without regard to expense, almost exclusively by AM Works Service throughout his sixteen-year ownership (1989-2015) as evidenced by the extensive service and maintenance records which accompany the car (see service history below). During his ownership the X Pack was carefully driven in good weather and covered just 1000 miles per year, trucked to and from AM Works Service from his home in Cornwall and never shown at any AMOC events or car shows

Listed in the Kean Rogers definitive book on V8 Vantage, the text states: ‘Registered on April 15th, 1989, as 100 DRA, a cryptic note on the build sheet lists it as being built out of order. It was ordered December 1988 whereas ‘X-Packs’ around its chassis number wise were dated June 1988. No other details were listed and it remains a mystery that follows the car, while still registered in the UK, it has not been sighted at all. Finished in Balmoral Green it features atypical Parchment interior piped in Dark Green and beige carpets. The V8 Saloon grille was fitted in lieu of a blanking plate. Location UK. No photo available.’

Acquired ‘off market’ by the second and current owner, a noted Aston Martin collector, via AM Works Service on 29th October 2015. This exceptional low-mileage, high specification manual X Pack must be one of the very best examples extant and we are honoured to have been selected to offer the car for sale for the first time publicly

Supplied with the original owners wallet which includes all the original handbooks, original service book, original warranty card, original order form and original radio handbook. Extensive service and maintenance invoices accompany the car as well as almost every MoT certificate from new, numerous road tax discs and two sets of keys

This outstanding X Pack coupe has a covered a warranted 16,500 miles from new in the hands of two owners and will be freshly serviced by marque experts R.S.Williams prior to delivery to its new owner. This Vantage is a unique opportunity for collectors to acquire an unseen example, finished in the best colours with exceptional provenance and fresh to market  

Service History

  • 4th June 1990 – Marshall – First service @ 1037 miles
  • 19th September 1991 – AM Works – 20k miles service @ 1596 miles
  • 16th January 1992 – AM Works – Air con repairs
  • 26th May 1992 – AM Works – 10k miles service @ 1691 miles
  • 16th May 1994 – AM Works 10k miles service @1789 miles
  • 12th August 1994 – AM Works – replace exhaust gaskets
  • 21st May 1996 – AM Works 10k miles service @2364 miles
  • 24th April 1998 – Grange Of Exeter 5K miles service @ 3229 miles
  • 8th April 1999 – Grange Of Exeter – MoT and level check @ 3444 miles
  • 12th December 2000 – AM Works 10k miles service and unleaded conversion @ 4033 miles
  • 27th February 2002 – AM Works 5k miles service @ 6200 miles
  • 2nd April 2003 – AM Works 5k miles service @ 7390 miles
  • 7th May 2004 – AM Works 10k miles service @ 8063 miles
  • 27th May 2005 – AM Works – New rear bumper and r/h rear wing paint repair
  • 7th June 2005 – AM Works 10k miles service @ 8926 miles
  • 26th April 2006 – AM Works 10k miles service @ 9467 miles
  • 14th May 2007 – AM Works 10k miles service @ 10,403 miles
  • 7th May 2009 – AM Works 10k miles service plus chassis waxoyl @ 11,796 miles
  • 7th October 2010 – AM Works 10k miles service @ 12,474 miles
  • 17th October 2011 – AM Works 6 months service, a/c service, new suspension springs, geometry etc @ 13,721 miles
  • 25th January 2019 – AM Works – 5k miles service, engine detail, carb tune @ 16,109 miles
  • 13th May 2019 – RSW – Distributor fault, new battery etc @ 16,238 miles

MoT History

  • 26th May 1992 – 1704 miles
  • 13th May 1994 – 1789 miles
  • 21st May 1996 – 2387 miles
  • 24th April 1998 – 3239 miles
  • 8th April 1999 – 3453 miles
  • 12th December 2000 – 4065 miles
  • 18th February 2002 – 6200 miles
  • 2nd April 2003 – 7391 miles
  • 5th May 2004 – 8043 miles
  • 20th May 2005 – 8926 miles
  • 10th May 2008 – 10,433 miles
  • 20th August 2009 – 10.967 miles
  • 5th October 2011 – 12,492 miles
  • 25th March 2013- 14,543 miles
  • 31st March 2014 – 15,337 miles
  • 13th March 2015 – 15,605 miles
  • 23rd October 2015 – 16,053 miles
  • 18th October 2017 – 16,068 miles
  • 7th November 2018- 16,109 miles
  • 6th December 2019 – 16,415 miles

Price

Price On Application


Engine Size

5340cc


No. of Cylinders

8


BHP

432


Number Made

137 Coupe’s (94 RHD) 

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