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Due to financial difficulties, the production of the V8 was interrupted for a long period of time between 1974 and 1976. Only 976 examples were produced then, until the introduction of a much-appreciated improved version. The new version of the Aston Martin V8 was unveiled in October 1978, and was called the Oscar India AMV8. The car featured a blanked off bonnet scoop, sporting burr walnut trim, rear wings and a re-designed boot lid. This model was the most numerous of the Aston Martin V8 produced, many of which came with left hand drive, especially for the American market. 1978 Aston Martin V8 also saw the release of a long awaited Volante version of the AM V8. The Convertible featured a power-operated fully-lined hood, which was very luxurious at the time.
Looking to purchase a classic Aston Martin?
If you’re considering a 1978 Aston Martin V8, requesting the help and advice of a classic Aston Martin expert is highly recommended. The models built in 1978 have a lot of specificities depending on the time of year. Moreover, being hand-built makes each example extra unique. It’s important to look at the history, and all documentation available, such as the Certificate of Authenticity, the original handbook, warranty book and service books. The more you know about the classic, the better you can make a judgment about its value and whether or not it is the right classic Aston Martin for you.
The Beverly Hills Car Club has years of experience in buying and selling classic cars of all makes and models, in any condition, all around the world. The team is very professional and will provide you with great service to make your experience memorable. Don’t hesitate to contact them today to inquire about their services. In the meantime, feel free to browse their online inventory to view the 1978 Aston Martin V8 models in stock at the Los Angeles classic car dealership. The team is looking forward to speaking with you soon and to helping you find the classic you’ve been dreaming of whether in pristine condition or in need of complete restoration. Connect today to learn more!
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