THIS CAR IS NOW FOR SALE - PLEASE MAKE OFFER
I dreamed of this car since I was 8 year old, I purchased her in Dallas in August 2002 with 86,400 miles; the car is now 102,422 miles. Chassis #V8/11412/LCA
The Aston Martin V8 (Hemi) engine was designed for Aston Martin by Marek in 1967.
173 built in 1976. A total of 1975 were built from 1972 until 1989. All Aston Martin are entirely made by hand - please look at the Photo Gallery section of my web site http://uster2.com/
She has a 5 Speed Manual ZF transmission which makes the car worth $10K more than automatic (Clutch was changed September 2006) and a lot more fun to drive.
According to the Aston Martins web site:
The car has current (Texas) state inspection and tag.
Engine in excellent condition:
The car is in good overall condition, little dent in the front left fender; she is usually driven 3 to 4 times a month. This is not a Show Car even thought she won 1st runner up at the Keeps & Wheels Classic Concours d'Elegance in 2007 http://www.keels-wheels.com
The car has had no accident (at least since I have been owning the car). But in truck back up denting the nose in August 2004, the whole car was repainted in November & December 2004 (pictures of the dent and the new paint on the web site on the Photo Gallery).
The rear seats are original and have some sign of age.
For those familiar with Aston Martin V8, my car will not overheat in heavy traffic or standing still, the water temperature will remain 95*C (205*F) due to the upgraded electrical fan (read below).
Repairs & Maintenance:
Many hoses changed in 2002 when I purchased the car
Left Window regulator rebuilt in 2003 (the right window open slower than the left one).
Radiator Recor in 2003
Lower ball joint 2003
Engine timing 2003
In January 2004 the clutch on the mechanical fan broke, which damaged the water pump.
All 4 Carburetors were rebuilt and adjusted in 2004. The car will come with the tools to adjust them. Since I had trouble to find the rebuilt kit for the carburetor at the time, I ordered 4 more, which will come with the car.
Alignment done in 2004
Clutch hose and slave cylinder clutch 2004
As mentioned the Clutch on the manual transmission was replace in September 2006
All brake hoses changed in 2006
K&N Air filter 2007
Spark Plug 2007
Oil has been changed every 3 months or 2,000 miles using Valvoline 20-50 VR1
Coolant changed every September using the VW coolant 1/3 the remainng 2/3 is bottle spring water (I will give the rest I have). Thermostats changed every year
Brake fluid, clutch fluid, have been changed every September using Castrol GT LMA
Area of problem:
The only problem is the Air Conditioning. It works but sends cold air all over. The reason is because when the clutch was changed in 2006 the mechanic didn't reconnect the air conditioning vacuum tube properly. The compressor was changed when I purchased the car in 2002.
Switch to lock/unlock the passenger door didn't work and has been removed; therefore it will come with the car.
High beam will not stay on, but you can flash.
The Vantage light on the front stopped working (they were last year)
Trunk doesn't stay up
Clock works, turn signal, reverse light are working.
I purchased the car with the current steering wheels, do not have the original.
Undertray was missing when I purchase the car, it is replace by an aluminum panel
Since 2003 the mufflers/silencers have been removed... so the car is a bit loud... never been a problem to pass the inspection. The police has stopped me once (excuse was the license plate frame), no ticket nor warning issued, I think it was just curious, since after asking for my driver license and insurance, his first question: "is it a Maserati"?
She is currently mounted with what I call "wet" or "rain" tires which have little wear but not Z rated.
MSD ignition fit by previous owner.
Vantage front dam installed in 2002
In 2003, the two 13-row Oil Coolers have been upgraded to 19-row (therefore the two original Oil Coolers will be included in the sale). This has been a great help in Texas, but the engine runs a little cold in Winter, the new owner will easily be able to put back the original oil cooler if using the car in a colder climate.
January 2004 mechanical fan upgraded to an electric Spal Dual 11" Pull fan.
In 2004 I had the original suspension put back but she still has the stronger front sway bar and the optional rear sway bar which give her a firmer handling. (I had racing suspension installed in 2003).
Gell Cell Battery
The side view mirrors are not original, they are from Jaguar and look much better, I will include in the sale the original left rear view mirror.
The Fuel pump was changed to a Holley in 2003
Had made custom headrests
Spares parts coming with the car:
I have a spare for the blub holder (I actually purchase the last one from Aston).
Two (2) Original 13-row Oil Coolers
Comes with 2 sets of Parts & Workshop manuals.
4 spare rebuilt kit for the carburetor
Several brakes pad including fly off hand brake
Several Oil and fuel filters
Vantage (Oscar India) cover light plus spare.
Spare of Koni rear shock absorber (stored vertically)
Custom made camcorder mount
Distributor cap and ignition wires
Zerk fitting and grease pump
Spare parts not coming with the car but available:
If interested, I am willing to sell separately or included in the final price the Leda high performance suspension as well as the custom wheels & tires. The shocks have been store vertically.
Custom made Bogart Racing wheel with Yokohama A032R (no longer street legal but ok for the track). The racing wheels are made to fit the GKN bolt pattern which do have a very large PCD stud pattern, they come with 10 Left and 10 right hand wheels nut.
Racing suspension Shocks, spring, etc. As previously mentioned I kept the front and rear sway bar on the car.
Several GNK wheels (I originally wanted to have 2 set 1 for dry tires and 1 for wet tires)
Original Opus Ignition (purchase from another Aston removed in working condition) in case someone wants to put it back the original ignition.
Many books on Aston, etc.
Also for sale several domain name such as:
Some other information:
The first 3 years I owned the car I have had many problems (mostly electrical). For the last 3 years the car has been pretty much troubles free aside the clutch in 2006.
When I first purchased the car, I was "babying" it, not exceeding 3,000 rpm, I met a former Aston Martin technician working for a private collection which told me these engines must be driven. The normal operating range is 3,500 to 4,500 rpm, it is a mistake to under rev these engines, it is creating more bad than good. Also the car should be rev to over 5,000 rpm every time she is driven (warm).
I will be glad to deliver the car within 5 hours from Houston. I will be glad to assist in shipping if necessary.
It is appraised on the NADA at $65,000, which is more than I spent in, I will take a buy it now at $48,000 or best offer.
Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (713) 412-6704