1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vantage 'Oscar India'
Green with Magnolia
|Body Style||2-Door Coupe|
1 of only 40 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V540 'Oscar Indias' produced, this car is fully documented since its purchase by the first owner in October 1979. In all, 134 V8 Vantage 'Oscar Indias' were produced, 40 V540s and 94 V580s. The V540 utilised the upgraded Vantage-spec pistons, before Aston Martin reverted back to using standard-spec pistons for the V580, meaning this car can be considered as one of the very few 'pure' Vantages. In 2014, the car commenced a two-year complete nut-and-bolt restoration by a top Aston Martin restoration specialist, followed by an engine upgrade by world-renowned specialist R.S. Williams from 5.3 to 5.7 Litres, now producing 433bhp and 420lbft of torque, making it more powerful than a period X-Pack example. Although the bodywork, paint and running gear were all totally restored to better than as new condition, it was decided to leave the interior as it benefits from a very nice patina. Very few examples benefit from the comprehensive restoration this particular car has had. Most are re-painted, re-trimmed and serviced yet are described as restored, this car should certainly not be confused with any of those. We have no doubt it's the best presented on the market and would satisfy any discerning collector.