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161 - 1973 Aston Martin Vantage

 
 
 
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Registration DBY4 53M
Chassis Number AM6053RA
Engine Number 400/4972SVC
Estimate £75,000 - £85,000

One of the first new models to be launched following the acquisition of AML by Company Developments, the Aston Martin Vantage debuted in May 1972. Sharing the same chassis as the V8, (complete with twin seven-inch headlamps and more traditional grille), it was essentially an AMV8 with a 6 cylinder engine, even the chassis number prefix is AM. Equipped with independent front suspension, a De Dion rear axle, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes. Notable as the last Newport Pagnell car to carry the legendary Tadek Merak designed 3995cc DOHC straight-six engine, the Aston Martin Vantage was predominantly specified in triple Weber carburettor tune (325bhp, 290lbft) and could be had with a choice of five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission. A capable and refined 2+2 grand tourer that was reputedly capable of over 140mph, it was visually distinguished by the fitment of wire wheels. Only in production for a single year, just 70 or so are thought to have been made.

Completed on the 14th July 1973 and sold via Hexagon of Highgate, it was first registered on 10th August, 1973 and is believed to be the last 6 cylinder Aston ever registered. This particularly rare factory Vantage model was originally delivered to Richard Ellis of 64 Cornhill, London and remained with him until 1976 whereupon it was purchased  by its second keeper. In 1980 the car ended up in the hands of famed Aston specialist, RS Williams, before moving on to its next keeper; ownership and mileage history is documented up to 1989 and 1996 respectively. Sitting on attractive 72 spoke wire wheels and finished in Dubonnet with a contrasting tan hide interior, it is supplied with bills totalling over £25,000 in the last seven years including invoices from Aston specialists Nicholas Mee. Although in running condition and usable the car would benefit from light recommissioning. The car comes with an automatic gearbox making it ideal for city driving or indeed effortless out of town motoring.

Built for one year only and with only 70 produced, this very rare and sought-after Aston, as with the earlier DB models, is fast becoming a very collectable and appreciating asset.