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Introduced in October 1978, the Aston Martin V8 was cleverly referred to as the Oscar India model, which makes reference to its October introduction. This model was part of the Series 4 of the Aston Martin V8 and ran until 1985 before the Lagonda and Zagato took over. The Oscar India was launched at the Birmingham International Motor Show and featured a revised bonnet power bulge and a new spoiler integrated into the boot lid tail. The interior offered more comfort and refinement, with electric windows, leather headlining, wood-embellished fascia, re-styled center console and improved air conditioning. A special Oscar India version was made for the American market, equipped with a “Torqueflite” three-speed automatic transmission for most examples but also available with the ZF Five-speed manual gearbox. Just 352 Oscar India Coupe vehicles were built, making this model one of the most rare of all Aston Martin classics. The 1985 Aston Martin V8 was also made available in a Convertible version known as Volante (Aston Martin designation for Convertible) and could be ordered with the boosted Vantage engine. Please don’t hesitate to call the Aston Martin classic specialists at The Beverly Hills Car Club to inquire further about the Aston Martin V8.
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Whether you’re looking for a 1985 Aston Martin V8, a pristine Porsche or a Mercedes restoration project, The Beverly Hills Car Club has a wide inventory of European and American classics and regularly acquires new examples. Whether you want 16 Ronal Wheels, Vantage specifications or an upgraded handling kit, the team will help you find the perfect 1985 Aston Martin V8 to suit your needs. Regardless of the options, it’s important to investigate any available documentation on the classic, which can give you great insight into how the car was treated over the years. A car that has been meticulously maintained can often fetch a higher value than one that has not, whereas a pristine barn find that has not been touched is also quite valuable in today’s classic car market. It’s important to choose a car that has been enthusiastically and properly cared for, as parts and service are difficult to come by for these particular classics. Of course, this is all personal preference; you’ll know the right Aston Martin for you when you see it!
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