1990 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 151
Year : 1990
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : G511 VUU
Chassis No. : SCFCAM1S1LBR50010
Engine No. : 89/50010/M
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The Virage was Aston Martin's replacement for the decades-old V8
models and introduced at the Birmingham Motor Show in 1988. 
This V8-powered car was intended as the company's top model with
the six-cylinder 1994 DB7 slotted below it but this V8 model
remained the exclusive, expensive and hand-built king of Astons.
The Virage was a large, heavy car in spite of its all-aluminium
body but the 32-valve, 5.3 litre, V8 engines elevated its
performance to near sports car levels. Acceleration just never
seems to run out, claimed Sports Car International on a first
test. They also praised the eager and quicker revving nature of
the engine with its Callaway-designed heads and Weber-Marelli fuel
injection. Nothing sounds quite like an Aston V8, they
concluded.
 
Originally supplied on 1st March 1990 to Mr. Rowan Atkinson, this
Aston Martin Virage has been owned by the current vendor since May
2010, however the car has been used very little of late and has
been professionally stored throughout his stewardship. This is the
eleventh Virage to be manufactured and is one of only circa 50
examples fitted with a manual gearbox. A superb history folder
accompanies G511 VUU with substantial work having been carried out
by Bastion/Trinity Engineering in Cobham. Finished in Cumberland
grey with Stone interior, this Aston Martin is supplied with a
current V5C registration document and we are advised the vendor
will put her in for an MoT test prior to the auction. With Aston
Martin Virage's having been produced in surprisingly low numbers
this could well prove to be a sound investment.

INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD NOTE THAT THE RESERVE ON
THIS CAR HAS BEEN REDUCED. THE NEW ESTIMATE IS
£18,000-£25,000.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170