For the last 9 years this Aston Martin AM V8, has laid low... in a garage. The current owner embarked on a restoration project, an Oddessy of sorts. But after many trips, to the shop and back, he has decided to list it for sale. It will require an extensive restoration as you can clearly see, it's in a sorry looking state.
The AMV8 in question was built in 1973, only 288 examples rolled off the production line, this was a period when Aston Martin made truly hand built cars. Modern day Aston's are in some part assembled by machine.
The AMV8 seems to have lived a full life in its 43 years, prior to its 9-year refuge in a garage, the odometer read a healthy 83,000 miles. Quite a lot for a supercar of any period.
That means the Aston ran healthy, by comparison, modern day supercars are now seen as investments and owners drive them sparingly. Less mileage equals more value.
The car is also accompanied by its original instruction book as well a history file which includes the car’s first ever MoT and documentation up until it was placed on SORN 12 years ago.
You can place a bid online or pop over to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre which with will host the auction featuring this classic Aston on 23rd September 2017, it has an estimate of between £30,000 to £35,000.