1992 Aston Martin Virage

Highlights

  • Featured in Classic and Sports Car article in 2011
  • Comprehensive service and maintenance history
  • Private plate included
  • Large history file with original owner's manual and Aston Workshop manual

The Appeal


The Aston Martin Virage, introduced in late 1989, represents a significant chapter in Aston Martin's storied history. This was the first car to stem from Ford's ownership of the legendary Gaydon company. The result was a handsome, big-chinned, zeitgeist-hitting car - luxurious, capable hefty - with sports car performance thanks to its effortlessly capable 5.3L V8 powerplant.

For enthusiasts, the Virage offered great relief - and proved that the old ways of Aston Martin would stay alive and well under its new stewards.

This Virage has been meticulously maintained, with a major service completed last year that included all essential fluids, ignition system refurbishment, and extensive electrical work. The car has been dry stored throughout its nearly four-year current ownership, ensuring its preservation. Additionally, it comes with a large history file, original manuals, and even a private plate, adding to its appeal. All it'll need is a fresh instrument binnacle to return to the road.



History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1992
  • The DVLA records 9 previous keepers
  • Featured in Classic and Sports Car article in 2011
  • Bought nearly 4 years ago and dry stored throughout current ownership
  • Major service last year including all fluids (differential, brakes, gearbox, engine, coolant, power steering), fuel filter, air filters, wheel bearing seals
  • Oil change carried out this month before auction
  • Comes with original owner's manual, Aston Workshop manual, large history file (including pictures of car when new, pictures of the person who built the engine, all past MOTs and V5s)
  • 2 sets of keys
  • Private plate included
  • Reported mileage of circa 35,000 miles



The Condition

  • With its powerful, handsome lines, the Virage is an impeccable looking car
  • Paintwork machine has been polished to remove swirls and any major imperfections
  • All drain channels cleaned out
  • Front/side/rear lenses cleaned and bulbs replaced (front headlamp bulbs upgraded)
  • Alloys refurbished and new old stock Aston centre badges
  • New Avon CR27 tyres at the rear and almost new CR227 at the front
  • Rear diffuser painted
  • Underside and wheel arches re-undersealed
  • No major corrosion anywhere on the car
  • Internally, the cabin is very handsome and well-kept
  • Interior deep cleaned and refurbished
  • Missing trim replaced
  • Interior boot floor re-undersealed
  • Original factory tool kit and spare wheel
  • No instrument binnacle fitted as the original was fault
  • This is currently being repaired by an auto technician and will be included in the sale
  • The vendor notes an intermittent fault on the On-Board Computer
  • Air conditioning system updated to current R134a gas



The Mechanics

  • 5.3-litre V8 powerplant
  • Automatic 3-speed transmission
  • Rare original factory-installed sports exhaust system
  • Steering rack has been refurbished
  • Brake system overhauled (new flexi lines, redone calipers, fresh brake fluid, new pads all around)
  • Ignition system refurbished (plugs and leads)
  • Electrical work has been carried out to check and replace any corroded connections or relays
  • The vendor reports that the car drives well with gearbox changing gears smoothly and engine pulling from low revs
  • We're told that the car brakes well from both high and low speed
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues throughout



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Auction Details
  • Year 1992
  • Make Aston Martin
  • Model Virage
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 35,000 Miles
  • Engine size 5300
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Cirencester
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
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