1977-1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage



2015-06-26 11:11:52

The 1977-1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante


A description of the 1977-1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage from the Classic and Performance Car Price Guide published by Octane Magazine reads:

"With 1977 the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year, Britain seemed keen to celebrate all that was best about itself… so what better time for the V8 Vantage to be launched? Hailed as ‘Britain’s first supercar,’ its 5.3-litre V8 unleashed an incredible 438bhp. The dash to 60mph took just 5.4 seconds; top speed was 170mph. Visually, the car could be distinguished by a blanked-off grille and bonnet scoop. 1978’s Oscar India variant adopted a small boot spoiler and a smoother bonnet, with the car continuing in this form until 1990. The rich person’s Ford Capri!"

Production and price guide

  • Production: 313
  • Price at launch: £20,000
  • Price (excellent): £60,000
  • Price (good): £50,000
  • Price (average): £30,000
  • Price (project): £17,500


  • 0-60mph:5.4secs
  • 0-100mph:16.7secs
  • Top speed:168mph
  • Power:438bhp
  • Torque:400lb/ft
  • MPG:13mpg


  • Configuration:V8
  • Aspiration:normal
  • Fuel:petrol
  • Fuel delivery:carburettor


  • Suspension Front: Independent, double wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear: de Dion axle, Watt linkage, coil spring
  • Drivetrain: front-engine RWD
  • Steering: rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe: metal monocoque
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual


  • Length: 4623mm
  • Wheelbase: 2610mm
  • Width: 1829mm
  • Height: 1327mm
  • Weight: 1818kgs


A 1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage was sold by RM Auctions for €57,612 in 2010.

The 1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe V8/11719/LCAV - sold for $137,500 at Gooding and Company, also in 2010.

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