In 1973, the production of the 6-cylinder DBS stopped and the Aston Martin V8 became the mainstream car for the company. It remained so for almost two decades until the Virage replaced it in 1989. The talented Tadek Marek designed the V8 engine, with a capacity of 5.3 Liters and Bosch mechanical fuel injection. The horsepower was estimated to 320 and the car was capable of doing 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 160 mph. These figures made the Aston Martin V8 the fastest 4-seat grand touring car on the market in the early 70’s. Although based on the same chassis and body style than the DBS, the 15’’ GKN light alloy wheels and the larger front air intake can identify the design of the new V8.
Also named the AM V8, the examples built from 1972 to July 1973 feature twin quartz headlights and a mesh grille. As with all Aston Martin at the time, the V8 was hand-built and the man-hours where estimated at 1,200 per unit. This means each example built was unique, and one car could slightly differ from another, depending on the days it was worked on. If you’re looking to purchase an example of a 1973 Aston Martin V8, chances are you already did a lot of research on the model. The Beverly Hills Car Club recommend you get the assistance from an expert to inspect the vehicle you’re interested in, as well as the paper work. Parts and service being quite expensive and complicated to come by, you want to make sure the car you end up purchasing isn’t questionable. Of course, these are just a few of the many buyer’s tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends for this particular model.
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