Silver Birch Metallic


48778 Miles




1. In Brief

Mileage: 48778

Engine: 5340

Colour: Silver Birch Metallic

Doors: 2

Transmission: Manual

Service history: Full Service History

Registration: G497TYT

2. Model History

In January 1986, the AM V8, Volante and Lagonda received the Weber electronic fuel injection system to replace the carburettors in an effort to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. Yet the Vantage continued to be fitted with the four twin-choke, down draught Weber carburettors. The fuel injection technology of the time could not have provided sufficient power expected of the highest performance car of the range. First produced in early 1986, the final series of the V8 Vantage was fitted with the same 580X engine as previewed in the V8 Vantage Zagato and the X-pack was born. The first view of the X-pack was in the autumn of 1986 at the Birmingham Motor Show. The heart of the series 3 V8 Vantage – the V580X (sometimes called X-pack) specification engine. Changes to the previous version include four 48mm Weber carburettors, Cosworth pistons, larger inlet ports and higher lift camshafts. With the air pumps needed to meet EEC emission regulations, peak power is in the range of 410 to 420 bhp. With an optional conversion from Works Service, which included a big-bore airbox and manifolds, straight through pipes at the back and the carbs meticulously opened up to 50mm, power was increased to 432bhp.

Our vehicle has a truly superb history file including the original Aston Martin warranty card with the factory build card with individual requests and also has a remarkable paper trail through the years starting with correspondence with the factory and Victor Gauntlet right through to total restoration bills cementing the car as a unique proposition...

3. Interior

Ordered by Mr Haydon-Baillie to a totally unique spec with dark blue Connoly Recaro seats supplied by A/M, dark Walnut Burr inlays, roll bar housed in dark blue Connoly leather, 200 MPH speedometer and more make this interior a very special place to be.

4. Exterior

The exterior styling of the run-out X-Pack is the pinnacle of the A/M V8 with increased arches, larger front air dam, enclosed bonnet scoop, the closed-off front grille with twin driving lights and the beautiful Ronal alloy wheels makes this X-Pack run of vehicles a truly peerless shape within the Aston Martin lexicon...

5. Specification

This fully restored example which is one of only 181 examples produced was heralded as Britain's First Supercar and this particular example we understand was the most expensive and highly specified build that Aston had ever undertaken. Ordered by the renowned Aston Martin collector Mr Wensley Haydon-Baillie to a totally unique specification including larger bore exhaust system throughout, larger induction box and trunking, special sound-deadening, Recaro dark blue Connolly leather special seats, factory sunroof, roll cage clad in dark blue Connoly leather, upgraded sound system throughout, 200 MPH speedo, dash top roll in black leather, high-speed wiper motor, headlining in leather, dark wood veneer inlays, Ronal alloy wheels, upgraded air conditioning, fire extinguisher and much more...


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