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1989 Aston Martin V-8

Chassis number : SCFCV81CXKTL15770

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Sold for $247,500 at 2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction.
When the Aston Martin DBS entered production, it was powered by the DB6's 4.0-liter six cylinder engine instead of a new V8. Production difficulties meant that the V8 engine was not ready in time for the launch of the DB6. The DBS was larger and more luxuriously appointed than its DB6 sibling, however, with the V6 engine it lacked the performance that many buyers were seeking. When the V8 finally arrived in 1969, those complaints were silenced. The four cam 5340cc engine offered 315 horsepower and could reach 100 mph in under 14 seconds. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 160 mph.

After Aston Martin's acquisition by Company Developments in 1972, production resumed with the Series 2, now known as the Aston Martin V8. It was distinguishable by a restyled front end.

The V8, in production from 1969 to 1988, was built in several variants. One such variant was the Volante Convertible. The Volante first appeared in June of 1978 ad would last until 1989. V8 Volante and Vantage Volante chassis numbers ran from '15001' to '15849', and counted a total of 849 cars.

This particular V8 Volante example was hand built at Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell plant during the spring of 1989. It was among the last 80 cars produced in the last production year. It was given its final inspections in March of 1989, and was then shipped from the UK to its destination, the US. It left the factory with left-hand-drive steering arrangement and a 5-speed ZF manual transmission. It was finished in British Racing Green over a fawn colored leather interior, beige carpeting and a fawn Everflex convertible top. It is believed that this car is one of just 13 V8 Volantes produced for the U.S. market for 1989.

The car's first owner was Mr. A.M. Pilaro of Southampton, NY. Mr. Pilaro acquired the car through the Greenwich, CT based Aston Martin agency, Miller Motors. The car is believed to have remained with this first owner until 2016.

Currently, the odometer shows less than 17,500 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2017

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2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $225,000-USD $275,000 
Sale Price :
USD $247,500

1989 Aston Martin V-8 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Aston Martin V-8

(Data based on Model Year 1989 sales)
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 'X-Pack'
Chassis#: SCFCV81V6KTL15802
Sold for USD$266,469
  2020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, The European Summer Auction
 
1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE
Chassis#: SCKCV8V7KTL15774
Sold for USD$97,875
  2019 Coys - True Greats 2019
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Sports Saloon
Chassis#: SCFCV81VXKTR12659
Sold for USD$450,427
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 'X-Pack' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 12691
Sold for USD$520,055
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante X-Pack Convertible
Chassis#: SCFCV81V2KTR15779
Sold for USD$433,931
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Zagato
Chassis#: SCFCV81ZXJTL30028
Sold for USD$513,419
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 'X-Pack' 7.0-Litre
Chassis#: SCFCV81V3KTL15790
Sold for USD$501,115
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Volante Convertible
Chassis#: SCFCV81Z7JTR30022
Sold for USD$363,661
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81V2KTL15795
Sold for USD$330,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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1989 Aston Martin V8 VOLANTE
Chassis#: SCFCV81CXKTL15770
Sold for USD$247,500
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81V8KTL15784
Sold for USD$308,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Voliante Pow
Chassis#: SCFCV81C6KTR15749
Sold for USD$827,873
  2016 Bonhams : Bond Street Auction
 
1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 ZAGATO VOLANTE
Chassis#: SCFCV8/Z0JTR30010
Sold for USD$227,424
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE
Chassis#: SCFCV82V7KTL15811
Sold for USD$246,167
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C8KTL15721
Sold for USD$215,765
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Vantage Volante
Chassis#: 30041
Sold for USD$206,126
  2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81V5KTL15838
Sold for USD$220,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
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1989 Aston Martin Vantage Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81V7KTL15811
Sold for USD$192,500
  2012 RM - The Dingman Collection
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81V2KTR415717
Sold for USD$147,650
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible
Chassis#: 15764
Sold for USD$94,500
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 

Aston Martin V-8s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1989 Aston Martin V-8's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante X-PackSCFCV81VOKTL 157942022 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $150,000$200,000
1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE X-PACK 7.0-LITRESCFCV81V3KTL157902021 Bonhams : Goodwood Festival of Speed $300,000$400,000
1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTESCKCV8V7KTL157742019 Coys Syon Park, London $120,000$140,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Volante ConvertibleSCFCV81Z1JTL300292019 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale $320,000$380,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante Prince of WalesSCFCV81C6KTL157822019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $180,000$220,000
1989 Aston Martin VantageSCFCV81V3KTL126942019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $275,000$350,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante ZagatoSCFCV81Z6JTL300262019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $375,000$475,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 VolanteSCFCV81C5KTR157572019 Bonhams : Aston Martin Sale $220,000$250,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage VolanteSCFCV81V2KTL157952019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona $375,000$450,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante X-Pack ConvertibleSCFCV81VXKTR158042018 Historics at Brooklands Ascot Racecourse $280,000$320,000
1989 Aston Martin V-8 Zagato VolanteSCFCV81Z0KTL300382012 RM Auctions London$70,000$85,000$115,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage VolanteSCFCV81V4KTL158292012 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $110,000$130,000
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage VolanteSCFCV81V5KTL158382011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $190,000$220,000

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