1978

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Fliptail

Price £259,950
Price £259,950
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1978

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Fliptail

Price £259,950
0208 7418822
0208 7418822

Overview

Engine Size 5.3 l
Mileage 52,534 miles
Previous Owners N/A
Bodystyle Coupe
Seats 4
Transmission Manual
Exterior Colour Tudor Green
Interior Trim Burgundy

An original LHD car, this Vantage ‘Flip Tail’, the 3rd of the 19 built, before the adoption of the OI body styling in 1978 and delivered new into the USA. Owned for some 20 years by one enthusiast owner and author of Aston Martin books, before being acquired and re-imported some 6 years ago by a European collector.

The result of wind tunnel development the 1977 V8 Vantage, was immediately hailed as Britain’s first supercar. Performance was exceptional, with power known to be circa 400 bhp, a 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph. The Vantage set new standards of performance, whilst attracting attention from the world’s motoring press and a new breed of supercar buyer.

Accompanied with a comprehensive history file, charting the cars early life in the USA and in Europe, with invoices and statements confirming the current engine specification to the renowned ‘X’ Pack specifications. Delivering some 430 BHP, assistance was given by Aston Martin’s director of engine development Arthur Wilson in the supply of components and expertise for the re-build. Fitted with large bore exhaust and induction systems, Cosworth Pistons and semi competition camshafts, the originally numbered engine has covered 3,500 miles since rebuild and the car a recorded 52,000 miles, in total.

Chassis and body restored this rare and exceptionally well-maintained car, finished in period Aston Martin colour Tudor Green, retains its original Burgundy Connolly hide interior, while the body and chassis has in recent years been restored and repainted to a very high standard and chrome work re-plated.

Early examples of the fabled ‘Flip Tail’ Vantage, quoted at some 100 Kgs lighter than later cars, are almost impossible to find. Combined with its mechanical specification and condition, this car represents a compelling proposition to any collector or enthusiast, to acquire a superb example of Britain’s first Supercar.

Warranty

Where applicable, Nicholas Mee & Co include the following preparation within the asking price:

  • Serviced according to schedule
  • Pre-Delivery Inspection Report
  • 12 months MOT
  • 12 months Warranty
  • 12 months Roadside Assistance
  • Full Valet

For further details of our warranty and what is included within the purchase of a car, please contact us directly on 0208 7418822 .


Contact Nicholas Mee

Address

Nicholas Mee & Co Ltd, Essendonbury Farm, Hatfield Park Estate, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 6AF

Opening Times

Monday 08:00 - 18:00 Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00 Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00 Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed