1987 Aston Martin V8

Production of the Aston Martin V8 lasted from 1969 through 1989 with 4,021 examples built. They served as a replacement for the outgoing DB6 model and since the engine was not ready by the time of its introduction, the company released the DBS with the straight-six Vantage engine from the DB6. The Tadek Marek-designed V8 was ready two years later, and Aston Martin introduced the DBS V8. After the demise of the straight-six Vantage in 1973, the DBS V8 became the Aston Martin V8.

In January of 1986, at the New York International Auto Show, Aston Martin introduced the Series 5 with fuel injection. Since the Weber/Marelli system was more compact and required less space than the previous carburetors, the hood bulge was virtually eliminated. By the time production came to a close in 1989, a total of 405 Series 5 cars had been built.

The 1987 Aston Martin V8 bodystyles included a fastback coupe, a convertible coupe, and a coupe built by Zagato. The Vantage specification was also available, which increased horsepower to over 400 horsepower. The base dual-overhead-camshaft V8 displaced 325.9 cubic-inches and delivered around 310 horsepower. The engine was a ZF five-speed manual unit or a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic. The body was constructed from aluminum with steel floor and inner panels resting on a platform frame. Pricing in the U.S. began at around $127,000 and rose to nearly $168,000 for the Convertible Coupe with the Vantage specification.


by Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2019

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The Aston Martin V8 was produced from 1969 through 1990 and was, of course, powered by an eight-cylinder engine. For many years eager customers had been pleading with Aston Martin to produce an eight-cylinder car. Expected to be completed by 1967, the engine took a few more years of development before being ready. In the mean-time, Aston Martin introduced the DBS which borrowed its Vantage six-cylinder....
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1987 Vehicle Profiles

1987 Aston Martin V8 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: SCFCV81C9HTL15512

The Aston Martin V8 Grand Touring car was an exclusive luxury sports car that is often considered the last of the traditional, hand-built Aston Martins. The Aston Martin V8 was in production over a 17-year period and was continually improved upon, re....[continue reading]

1987 Aston Martin V8 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: SCFCV81C7HTL15556
Engine Num: V/585/5556/LFA

Aston Martin announced the Vantage Volante, the final variant of the V8 model line, on October 8th of 1986. It was inspired by a design made from the Brunei Royal Family, and given a deep front spoiler, wide flared wheel arches, and extended side ski....[continue reading]

1987 Aston Martin V8 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Zagato

Chassis Num: SCFCV81Z8HTL20043
Engine Num: V/580/0043/X

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato made its introduction in 1986 at the Geneva Motor Show. It was given lightweight construction and the unique double-bubble roofline for which the Milanese coachbuilder is known. Later in the year, Sheikh Abdul al Th....[continue reading]

1987 Aston Martin V8 vehicle information

FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: SCFCV81V5JTR12583

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage 'Oscar India' was introduced in 1978 and came with a closed-bonnet scoop, large front air dam, and blanked-off front grille. The interior was updated with leather and wood. Over the years, Aston Martin continued to raise t....[continue reading]

Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: SCFCV81C9HTL15512 
Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: SCFCV81C7HTL15556 
Coupe by Zagato
Chassis #: SCFCV81Z8HTL20043 
FastBack Coupe
Chassis #: SCFCV81V5JTR12583 

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Price Comparison

$11-$127,010
1987 V8
$167,500-$223,000
1987 Aston Martin V8 Price Range: $127,010 - $167,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Aston Martin
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)65
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)180
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)170
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)145
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)138

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