1978 Aston Martin V8 Fastback Coupe / V8/11904/LCA Chassis Information

1978 Aston Martin V8 photograph

1978 Aston Martin V8 photograph

1978 Aston Martin V8 photograph

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Fastback Coupe
Chassis #: V8/11904/LCA
Engine #: V/540/1904/S
Sold for $308,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
During the Aston Martin V8's nearly 20-year lifespan, a number of rolling changes were incorporated. These were essentially hand built luxury sports cars which were built-to-order.

Eight cars were built for the Canadian market with Vantage-type cosmetics, which added front air dam, plugged bonnet bulge, and rear 'Fliptail' spoiler. The engines were built to European Stage 1 specification as indicated by the suffix 'S' in the engine number and the chassis number suffix LCA. Four examples were given automatic transmissions and four had manual gearboxes. These cars were called 'Canadian Vantages,' although they were not technically factory Vantages.

This example was constructed in March of 1978 and delivered new through Grand Touring Automobiles in Toronto. It was sold new to a customer in Vancouver, British Colombia. It was later acquired by another Canadian, who kept the V8 at his residence in Palm Desert, California. It was later purchased by Kean Rogers in 1999, who refinished it in a burgundy called Royal Cherry and sympathetically restored it as necessary. It received a full brake system overhaul, new clutch assembly, rebuilt water pump, plus a carburetor rebuild.

There are Fawn Connolly leather seats, Wilton carpets, and Fawn wool headliner.

The car was later sold to an Aston Martin collector on the East Coast. In 2015 the car received an engine rebuild and was converted to six-liter 'big bore' specification, being fitted with authentic Vantage components.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2017


2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$300,000-$350,000 
Sale Price :
$308,000

2017 2
2016 4
2015 2
2014 1
2010 2
2009 1
2008 1
2002 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1978 sales)
1978 Aston Martin V8 'Canadian Vantage'
Chassis#: V8/11904/LCA
Sold for $308,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1978 Aston Martin V8 image  1978 Aston Martin V8 image  
1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE
Chassis#: V8C0L15040
Sold for $214,500
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 'Volante'
Chassis#: V812018RCAS
Sold for $90,656
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Volante by ‘Daytona'
Chassis#: V811985RCAS
Sold for $60,156
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III
Chassis#: V8/11812/LCA
Sold for $126,500
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III
Chassis#: V8/11973/RCAS
Sold for $67,223
  2016 Silverstone Auction - Restoration Show Sale
 
1978 Aston Martin V-8 Volante
Sold for $151,250
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: V8C0L15015
Sold for $155,100
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III
Chassis#: V8/11994/RCAS
Sold for $36,552
  2014 Silverstone Auction - The Autumn Sale
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 Saloon
Chassis#: V8/11863/RCAS
Sold for $39,746
  2010 Bonhams - Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, Sussex
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe
Chassis#: V8/11719/LCAV
Sold for $137,500
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1978 Aston Martin V8 image  1978 Aston Martin V8 image  
1978 Aston Martin V8 Saloon
Chassis#: V8/11799/RCAS
Sold for $18,688
  2009 Aston Martin Lagonda Limited
 
1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Chassis#: V8/11995/RLAV
Sold for $145,083
  2008 Coys Auction -Ascot Racecourse
 
1978 Aston-Martin V8 Volante
Sold for $51,700
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1978 Aston Martin V8's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1978 Aston Martin V8 Oscar India Sports SaloonV8/SOR/120392019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale $120,000$150,000
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series IIIV8/11942/RCAS2019 Silverstone The Sale of British Marques   
1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Molded FliptailV8/11900/LCAV2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $300,000$350,000
1978 Aston Martin V8V8/119422018 Historics at Brooklands MercedesBenz World $64,000$70,000
1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Molded Fliptail CoupeV8/11901/LCAV2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $300,000$350,000
1978 Aston Martin V8 Oscar India Coupe 2018 Shannons Sydney Winter Classic   
1978 Aston Martin V8 Oscar India Coupe 2018 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic $230,000$250,000
1978 Aston Martin V8V8/11942/RCAS2016 Barons : Buster Lang Classic American   
1978 Aston Martin V8V8/11871/RCAS2016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 SERIES 3 2011 Rétromobile   
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 Automatic SaloonV8/11933/RCAS2005 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars $20,000$25,000
1978 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 SaloonV8/12015/RCAS2005 Bonhams Aston Martin Motor Cars & Related Automobilia   

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