Now up for auction is this 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster finished in Titanium Silver Metallic over a two-tone tan leather interior. Proudly bearing one of Aston Martin’s oldest and most distinguished namesakes, the Vantage was reintroduced at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and occupied a role as the lean, agile, high-performance grand tourer in Aston Martin’s model range. This 2008 Roadster came beautifully appointed from the factory and features a rare 6-speed manual transmission mated to a handbuilt V8 engine. Fully serviced in preparation for sale while showing a clean two-owner history on CARFAX, this stunning V8 Vantage Roadster is now being offered by its seller out of Massachusetts with just over 31k miles showing on the odometer.
This Roadster was ordered in Titanium Silver Metallic with a contrasting red soft top. Designed by Henrik Fisker and Ian Callum, the Vantage features a bonded aluminum structure with distinctive styling cues including a sculpted front bonnet, straked side air vents, and swan wing doors. Compared to the DB9 model offered at the time, the nimble V8 Vantage measures 12.3” inches shorter with 5.5” removed from the wheelbase. The seller describes the exterior to be well presented with some minor stone chips on the front bumper and hood. The factory 19” polished double-spoke wheels come dressed in brand new Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
Inside, the driver is greeted by a beautifully crafted two-tone tan leather interior with light contrasts on the door panels and seat centers. Factory features include power-operated sport bucket seats with memory, steering wheel mounted audio controls, automatic climate control, rear park assist sensors, pushbutton ignition, and a 160-watt Aston Martin AM/FM stereo with a 6-disc CD changer.
The V8 Vantage carries a 4.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine assembled by hand at the AM facility in Cologne, Germany. Situated toward the middle of the car for ideal weight distribution, this naturally aspirated power plant generates up to 380 HP and 308 lb.-ft of torque which is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Other performance features include positive torque control, a stainless-steel exhaust with active bypass valves, four-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension, and Dynamic Stability Control. A full service has been recently carried out by Boston Motorsports in preparation for sale including new tires, a four-wheel alignment, new wiper blades, a new coolant cap, drive belt, and pulley. A corresponding invoice is provided in the gallery.
This sale will include a clean title. With its timeless design, gorgeous interior, and visceral 6-speed manual gearbox, this V8 Vantage Roadster is a perfect top-down grand tourer for any discerning driver. Do not miss your chance to become the next owner.