1973 Aston Martin AM V8

Lot: 563

Sold for (£): 31,350
Offered for sale is a 5.340L 1973 Aston Martin AMV8 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 8 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 48 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Superb 'Garage find'  1973 AM V8 (manual) project..... 

  • Vendor bought this matching numbers car as a project nine years ago, 
  • Small amount of re-commissioning done since, now unable to commit to completion
  • Complete Interior in Black Leather inc seats and carpets will be supplied with the vehicle
  • Engine had good compression under test in late 2016
  • SORN for the last 12 years. Great registration plate HSS 998
  • A medium-term project that may yield an excellent return 
The vendor has compiled a wonderful list of all the parts that will come with the car to sale to enable any prospective purchaser to complete a huge amount of any restoration. Please see the list below to understand how fastidious the vendor is, and how keen he is to ensure his car goes to a home that appreciates and deserves to own it:

Box 1
Assorted black carpet
Box 2
weather strips - Corrugated ducting - Plastic ducts
Box 3
Sound proofing - Engine heatshields - Inner wing panels
Box 4
Carpet kickboards - Centre clock - Centre arm rest - Dash trim
Box 5
Seatbelts - Ash tray - Dash vents - Interior light lens - seat belt cover facias
kickboards - LH Passenger footrest - Assorted trim pieces - Air duct
Box 6
Assorted carpet pieces - Soundproofing - Drivers clutch footrest.
Box 7
Rear radius drop links - Assorted trim - Seat belt securing bolts.
Box 8
Arm rests - Assorted carpet - Door seals - Ducting - Assorted trim - Closing panels.
Box 9
New RH outrigger - New radius arm bracket - Pedal tops and rubbers -
Master cylinder end plates and swivels
Box 10
LH RH and center lower dash panels - Glove box Upper dash panels
In boot of car
Box of assorted trim and pipework - Wheel arch splash guard/closing panels-
Boot stay - Top pedal mount panel - Piece of drivers footwell to be re welded in.
With car
Set of black leather interior including front and rear seats
Stainless sill finishers
Stainless door bootom plates
Stainless Side sill top plates
New steel inner sills
New Outer sills LH and RH
Stainless exhaust tail pipes

Lot Details

Registration: HSS 998 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: 5.340L
Make: Aston Martin Odometer reading (miles): 82752
Model: AMV8 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: V8/11019/RCA

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 48 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Overall condition is average but it is the middle of a small restoration. Vendor had planned to replace inner and outer sills and had prepped outriggers as per Aston Martin instructions to do this. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior is removed from the car but is in good condition. This will be supplied in entirety in box for purchaser.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine turns and is thought to be good, it was last run around 8 months ago with good compression.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Transmission is understood to be fine

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All thought to be fine. Brakes will need recommisioning, there are no leaks under the car.


Minor: Major:


All thought to be fine, unable to test in current condition.

Vehicle History


Lots of MOTs with car, including first MOT, until storage 12 years ago.

Vendor has compiled a complete list of all parts to be supplied with the car, all boxed and will be transported to the sale to assist potentail buyers to understand exactly what they are buying.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history