– Two Registered Keepers
– Manual
– Only 23,000 miles

Ordered new by U2 bass guitarist Adam Clayton, it was delivered on the 20th September 1989 to Principle Management Ltd in Dublin. During his decade long ownership, Clayton was famously pulled over by the police whilst driving the Aston and a small amount of marijuana was discovered in the glove box (not included in the sale).

The second owner bought the Volante in 1999, a distinguished politician who initially kept it at his home in Sussex and more recently in Scotland. The original service voucher book is complete and up to date, with specialist service agents including Stratton Motor Company, Ian Mason and Newlands Motors since 2003. Never restored and always maintained to a very high standard, the interior is factory original and completely repainted in 2017. Currently fitted with Ronal wheels, the original BBS alloys accompany the car.

Whilst the carburettor engined Vantage claimed greater power, the Aston Martin connoisseur of this period appreciates the smoothness of the injection system. Finished in British Racing Green with a Parchment interior, this is an exceptionally sharp V8 Volante – so rare as a manual – with a great history. Representing the last of the V8 series Aston Martin’s, it is one of the best examples in existence.

Year: 1989
Make: Aston Martin
Model: V8
Dealer: Pendine
Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. The company is named after Pendine sands, the 7 mile stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales that was the setting for Britain claiming and retaining the land speed record in the 1920s. The record runs started with Malcom Campbell in 1924, Parry Thomas with ‘Babs’ in 1926 and finally Campbell again in the first Bluebird in 1927. In the spirit of those pioneer racers, our mission at Pendine is to become the leaders in our field, breathing fresh life into the historic car market as we go.
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