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1975 Aston Martin V8

With the acquisition of the Aston Martin Company by Company Developments in 1972, the V8-engined cars were given a new name - gone was the DBS V8 and replaced with the AM V8. The new Series 2 was easily distinguishable by its restyled front which now had two instead of four headlamps and re-called the appearance of the earlier DB six-cylinder cars. Standard equipment now included electronic ignition and air conditioning.

In 1973, Aston Martin introduced the Series 3 which used a quartet of Weber 42 DCNF carburetors instead of the previous Bosch mechanical fuel injection system. With the change, torque increased and necessitated a larger bonnet bulge. With the change to carburetors, fuel economy improved and even in automatic transmission form, the Weber-equipped car was as quick as the preceding manual version.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013

Related Reading : Aston Martin Aston V8 History

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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Price Comparison

$2,030-$22,000
1975 V8
$22,000-$35,605
1975 Aston Martin V8 Base Price : $22,000

V8 Serise III

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
102.75 in.
8 cyl., 325.87 CID., 350.00hp
$22,000 - $22,000
102.75 in.
6 cyl., 243.70 CID., 325.00hp
8 cyl., 325.90 CID., 350.00hp
102.80 in.
8 cyl., 325.00 CID., 339.00hp
$33,950 - $33,950

Industry Production

#1#2#3Aston Martin
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)203
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)266
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)280
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)262
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)176
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)20
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)200
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)250
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)

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