One of 216 V8 Volante EFi produced between 1986-1990, chassis 15840 is one of just 44 right hand drive examples and the only right hand drive example delivered new in Winchester Blue coachwork, it is also the second to last EFi Volante ever produced and and the ninth from last ever V8 Volante, no. 840 of the 849 cars built.
Ordered direct from the factory by the first owner Paul Hammerson of Fitzjohns Avenue, London NW1, specified in Winchester Blue coachwork with Parchment hides piped Navy Blue, Navy Blue hood and carpets with wool overrugs and bespoke Tanne and Krolle Aston Martin fitted luggage, the car was used regularly for the first few years before being put into storage by in an underground car park near Regents Park where it remained until 2015 when the the car was given to specialists Aston Service London for major recommissioning, the mileage at that time was 21,881.
Invoices on file show the cost of this work as £16,651 and included having the AC system upgraded, new brake servos, master cylinder, braided brake lines, new radiator and new fuel lines for the injection system.
According to Mrs Hammerson her husband used the car as his daily transport from 2015 to when he passed away in 2021, accruing a further 29,231 miles which included regular and reliable trips touring in Europe.
In June 2021 the car was sold by Aston Martin specialists RS Williams to a known Aston expert who entrusted it to their workshops for major cosmetic restoration work to the chassis and body that included repairs to the inner sills and new outer stills fitted, following this the car was expertly repainted in its original colour, this work was all documented with invoices on file costing over £25,000.
The original bumpers were repaired and plated and a set of new Ronal wheels and tires fitted together with an original Nardi steering wheel and a Blaupunkt Bremen radio with DAB and a Bluetooth car kit.
Mechanical work at this time included a full and comprehensive service with an overhaul to the front suspension and a big bore exhaust being fitted as well as a recent rebuild of the water pump.
Since the work was completed this fabulous and visually very striking car has covered aprox 9,000 trouble free miles and remains in very fine order and in great running condition, with the total milage now showing at just over 59,000. It comes with a large history file that contains all the details of the recent restoration including many pictures, the original factory handbook and warranty card, two sets of keys, the original fitted luggage and the registration ‘UUA 7’.