Since its launch in 1969 to end of production in 1990, the V8 in its various guises has had a variety of steering wheels, both 2 and 3 spoke. Each has its foible and strong point. We like the diameter of some, the appearance of another and the feel of one in particular. We like the early V8 Vantage wheel the best yet these remain unobtainable.
We now have available for any DBS or V8 a wheel we feel is just right, both in presence and engagement between driver and road. With a revised grip size and a choice of two diameters, this striking yet restrained 3 spoke wheel sits perfectly in your hands. It is exquisitely crafted from brushed anodized satin black aluminium for the spokes and has and a soft leather rim complete with a cast plastic centre or horn push complete with embedded Aston Martin wing badge. It has a deeper dish than either the early 3 spoke or later 2 spoke wheels. The driving experience is ‘just right’. A wood version is on the way too.
Take a look at the images below and see for yourself, or better still, visit us for a test drive. Please speak to Neil Thompson on 01932 868377 or email@example.com for further details and pricing.
As parts become scarce in supply so the need to replace them can increase. This is a good example of a part which may never be reproduced. This genuine Aston Martin right-hand drive steering rack for 1969 – 1990 V8 models is perfect for restoring the silky smooth steering to your car or ideal for a right-hand drive conversion. Manufactured by Adwest and in extremely limited supply, at the time of publication have 2 available for immediate dispatch. Please call our parts department on 01932 868377 for details or purchase.
Following on from parts 1 and 2, we’d like to share progress on a very special project to convert a client’s rare 1987 V8 Vantage Zagato to left-hand drive and 7-litre. The car is now finished and has been collected by its very happy owner. For a quote to convert your car to left or right-hand drive, please speak to Neil Thompson on 01932 868377 or email nthompson[AT]rswilliams.co.uk
Dashboard installation almost complete
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Continuing our article covering some of the details involved in a big project we have been commissioned to undertake to a stunning 1987 V8 Vantage Zagato. You can start with Part 1 here.
The car’s engine upgraded to RSW 7 litre specification.
With its shorter overhangs and more nimble, lightweight Italian bodywork, the V8 Zagato makes for a tempting proposition for modification.
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1987 V8 Vantage Zagato
We recently sold this extremely rare 1987 V8 Vantage Zagato to a French client. The car is an immaculate, low mileage example with just 17,000 miles from new at present. A significant part of the work we are renowned for is big projects and this is no exception. The car was UK-specification, right-hand drive from new and besides a few cosmetic changes, was very much as it was when new. With just 50 examples ever produced, this exclusive supercar is to be made extra-special. » » » Read more