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1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante

  • Chassis Number: SCFCV81C8GTL15449
  • Engine Number: V/585/5449/LFM
Production difficulties meant the new V8 engine was not ready in time to be placed in the DBS when the car first appeared. Instead, the DBS was fitted with the DB6's 4.0-liter six. The DBS was larger and more luxuriously appointed the DB6, but meant it was also heavier and its performance suffered. When the V8 finally arrived in 1969, its Achilles heel was resolved and the 315 horsepower produced from the 5,340cc four-cam engine provided plenty of performance. The DBS V8 could race from 0-to-100 mph in under 14 seconds and had a top speed of 160 mph.

In 1972, Aston Martin was acquired by Company Developments. Production resumed with the Series 2, now known as the Aston Martin V8. It came with a restyled front end that drew inspiration from the earlier Astons.

The Aston Martin V8 was built in several variants including the Volante Convertible. It first appeared in June of 1978, and came equipped with a power-operated top. It had a top speed of 150 mph which earned it the title as the world's fastest convertible. Just like the Saloon or Coupe versions, the V8 Volante was given periodic upgrades and refinements during its lifespan. In 1983 it received BBS wheels, and the switching to Weber-Marelli fuel injection - and a flatter bonnet - in 1986.

From 1969 to 1988, a total of 2,919 examples of the DBS V8. V8 Volante and Vantage Volante chassis numbers ran from '15001' to '15849', and counted a total of 849 cars. The last V8 Volantes were built in 1989.

This particular V8 Volante is a left-hand drive example that was manufactured for the United States market. It was delivered with the optional Vantage front air dam, and its exterior was finished in 'Cannock Black – Masons'. It was sold new to Texas and spent the first score of years in the United States. It was later acquired by a German Aston Martin enthusiast in February of 2006. While in Germany, the bumpers were changed to the European specification. It remained with the German owner until 2013, until being sold at Bonhams' Aston Martin Sale in 2013. It was acquired by its current caretaker who brought the car back to his home in the United States. Since that time, the car has been driven less than 600 miles. It has been given a thorough mechanical and cosmetic service.

The car is powered by a 5,340cc dual overhead cam V8 engine fitted with Weber-Marelli fuel injection and produces 300 horsepower. There is a five-speed manual transmission, independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2018

2023 Bonhams : Quail

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $160,000-USD $180,000 
Sale Price :
USD $145,600

2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $225,000-USD $275,000 
Sale Price :
USD $175,000

2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars

Sale Price :
USD $117,791 (£ 77,660.00)

1986 Aston Martin V8 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Aston Martin V8

(Data based on Model Year 1986 sales)
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C8GTL15449
Sold for USD$145,600
  2023 Bonhams : Quail
1986 Aston Martin V8 image  1986 Aston Martin V8 image  
1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE ZAGATO COUPE
Chassis#: SCFCV81Z0HTL20036
Sold for USD$212,800
  2023 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C74TL15412
Sold for USD$190,400
  2023 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
1986 Aston Martin V8 image  
1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Saloon
Chassis#: SCFCV81S7GTL12520
Sold for USD$280,000
  2022 Bonhams : The Audrain Concours Auction
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C3GTL15455
Sold for USD$134,301
  2022 Bonhams : The Gstaad Sale
 
1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE
Chassis#: SCFCV81COGTL/15462
Sold for USD$138,282
  2021 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato
Chassis#: SCFCV81ZXGTR20013
Sold for USD$173,600
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1986 Aston Martin V8 image  1986 Aston Martin V8 image  
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C8GTL15449
Sold for USD$175,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1986 Aston Martin V8 image  1986 Aston Martin V8 image  
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: 15480
Sold for USD$214,296
  2018 Coys : Grandes Marques, Maastricht
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupé
Chassis#: 20013
Sold for USD$336,879
  2016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C3GTL15486
Sold for USD$199,183
  2016 Silverstone : The May Sale
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupé
Chassis#: 20049
Sold for USD$384,245
  2014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 AUTOMATIC SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: SCFCV8155HTL12534
Sold for USD$161,824
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE
Chassis#: SCFCV81C1GTL15468
Sold for USD$110,000
  2013 Preserving the Automobile : An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C7GTR15475
Sold for USD$63,666
  2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81C8GTL15449
Sold for USD$117,791
  2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
1986 Aston Martin V8 image  1986 Aston Martin V8 image  
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Sold for USD$129,250
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Chassis#: SCFCV81CXGTL15422
Sold for USD$140,250
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1986 Aston Martin V8 image  1986 Aston Martin V8 image  
1986 Aston Martin V8 Series 5 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: SCFV81S6GTR12509
Sold for USD$59,578
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible
Chassis#: SCFCV81C9GTL15413
Sold for USD$279,223
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 

Aston Martin V8s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1986 Aston Martin V8's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTESCFCV81C2GTL154292020 Bonhams : Quail Motorcar Auction $175,000$225,000
1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato CoupéSCFCV81Z9GTR200182019 Bonhams : Aston Martin Sale $420,000$480,000
1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupé200492018 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $450,000$550,000
1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTESCFCV81CXGTR154542016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale $200,000$240,000
1986 Aston Martin V8 VolanteSCFCV81CXGTR154712011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $45,000$55,000
1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$85,000  
1986 Aston Martin Volante Convertible 2005 Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction$102,500  
1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $5,500$65,000

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