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Lot 148

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Zagato

  • Chassis no. SCFCV81ZXJTL30028
  • Engine no. V/580/0028/X

Sold for €459.200

Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief


  • Less than 13,000 kilometres from new
  • The only left-hand-drive factory example
  • Striking Fury Yellow over black
  • Beautifully trimmed with dark wood facia


Most certainly the rarest of the rare, this Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Zagato was without a doubt the fastest convertible available in its day. Not content with the regular fuel-injected V585 V-8 engine, the first owner of this Volante, chassis number 30028, selected the extremely powerful – and expensive – upgrade to the V580X Vantage engine. This engine produces an outstanding 432 horsepower, making the car capable of blistering speeds in excess of 295 km/h and acceleration to 100 km/h in under five seconds.

Fitted to this powerhouse of an engine is the optional five-speed ZF manual gearbox, allowing for an incredible driving experience. Motor Sport Magazine could not have been more enthusiastic about the Vantage Volante Zagato upon its release, claiming that ‘Aston Martin has more than achieved its aim.’

On offer here is the only left-hand-drive example of these upgraded vehicles, presented in dazzling Fury Yellow with black leather interior and black mohair hood. Specially selected dark wood facia highlights the subtle elegance of the stripped back Zagato-styled interior, completed with a lush black carpet. Often thought more beautiful than the fuel-injected V8 Volante Zagato, 30028 showcases the style of the Vantage Zagato coupés – the bonnet power bulge on full display over the original lights and much more attractive grille. The essence of 1980s machismo, it would be hard to imagine a more eye-catching Aston Martin.





• Meno di 13.000 chilometri percorsi da nuova
• L'unico esemplare originariamente costruito con guida a sinistra
• Notevole combinazione cromatica di Fury Yellow su nero
• Splendidamente rifinito con plancia in legno scuro

Certamente la più rara tra le rare, questa Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Zagato è stata, senza dubbio, la convertibile più veloce disponibile sul mercato ai suoi tempi. Non contento del motore V-8 tipo V585 ad iniezione, il primo proprietario di questa Volante, numero di telaio 30028, ha richiesto alla fabbrica l’evoluzione con l’estremamente potente - e costoso – motore tipo V580X Vantage. Questo motore, capace di ben 432 cavalli, rende la macchina capace di velocità straordinarie, superiori a 295 km all'ora e di accelerare da 0 a 100 km / h in meno di cinque secondi.

Abbinato a questo potentissimo motore, è il cambio manuale ZF a cinque rapporti che era disponibile a rischiesta, con un’accoppiata che consente un'esperienza di guida incredibile. Motor Sport Magazine non avrebbe potuto essere più entusiasta nella sua prova della Vantage Volante Zagato appena presentata, sostenendo che ‘Aston Martin ha più che raggiunto il suo scopo.’

Offerta all’asta, l'unico esemplare con guida a sinistra tra i veicoli dotati del motore più potente, verniciata in un abbagliante Fury Yellow su interni in pelle nera e tetto in mohair nero. Appositamente richiesta la plancia rivestita in legno scuro che esalta la sottile eleganza degli interni minimalisti in stile Zagato, completati da un ricco tappetino nero. Spesso considerata più bella della versione ad iniezione della V8 Volante Zagato, 30028 mostra lo stile delle coupé Vantage Zagato – con l’imponente rigonfiamento del cofano a bella vista sopra i fari originali e con una mascherina molto più attraente. La pura essenza del machismo in stile anni ’80, è difficile immaginare un’Aston Martin più attraente.

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