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Introduced in January 1986 at the New York International Auto Show, the Aston Martin V8 Series 5 was the successor to the Oscar India models of the early 1980’s. Identifiable by the lack of the bonnet bulge, which was obsolete since a more compact Weber/Marelli fuel-injection system replaced the previous carburetors, 405 Coupe models of the Series 5 were made between 1986 and 1989, and 216 of the Volante version. In 1986, Aston Martin partnered with the Italian coachbuilder Zagato to create an exotic body style to fit to a lighter and shorter chassis. With only 52 examples of the Coupe and 37 of the Volante (Convertible), the Aston Martin V8 Zagato is a valuable classic nowadays. Boasting a limited-slip differential, electric window lifts and heater rear window, the 1986 Aston Martin V8 was a luxurious and comfortable vehicle, even by today’s standards. Burr walnut trim was being fitted for the first time since the 1950’s (with the DB2 and DB4 cars) and the design of the Aston Martin V8 body was very appealing, making it a very refined and desirable classic Aston Martin among collectors and enthusiasts today.
Looking to purchase a classic Aston Martin?
If you’re looking at a particular example of a 1986 Aston Martin V8, please contact The Beverly Hills Car Club today. The team has an extensive knowledge of the classic car market and can provide you with useful advice on all models. Their experts can help you appraise classics of all makes, models and conditions, looking at its service history, authenticity documents and options. Many variants of the Aston Martin V8 were made throughout the long-time production, and owners possibly made modifications that can change the value of the classic. Being a significant investment, you need to make sure you set up a smooth transaction, by hiring a third party inspector to give you a better understanding of the car’s overall condition. The Beverly Hills Car Club can help you organize the purchase and assist you with all the aspects to make sure your experience is as easy as possible.
Call the Los Angeles classic car dealership now to get started; they look forward to assisting you with your classic Aston Martin experience. In the meantime, they welcome you to tour their online inventory to view the 1986 Aston martin V8 models currently housed in their Los Angeles showroom. Questions? Connect with their team today!
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