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Does anyone know anything about this Virage?

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Lot No: 220

1990 Aston Martin Virage Coupé
Registration no. G122 WYK
Chassis no. SCFCAM1S2LBR50047
Engine no. 89/50047/M

Estimate: £22,000 - 25,000
Footnote:
‘We wanted a car that was a new form. Fresh, exciting, purposeful but unquestionably Aston Martin,’ explained Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Victor Gauntlett on the Virage’s arrival, while stressing: ‘It was important that, although new in virtually every way, the Virage was of evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, design. It has to be a car that could stand in line with every post-war Aston Martin and be the self-evident successor to that tradition.’
Launched at the International Motor Show, Birmingham, in October 1988, the sensational newcomer restated its Aston Martin V8 forerunner’s muscular looks in the modern idiom, contriving to be slightly narrower yet providing increased interior space. The car was still no lightweight, but with 330bhp on tap courtesy of the trusty V8 engine’s new 32-valve top end, was good enough for a top speed approaching 160mph and a 0-60mph time of under seven seconds.
Motor sport in its many forms has been an integral part of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club’s activities since the organisation’s inception, and this Virage has been modified to compete in AMOC events. While the suspension has been stiffened slightly for track use and the brakes rebuilt with new pads, the engine and transmission have been left standard, the main focus of the changes being conformity with safety regulations. To this end, the front passenger seats have been removed and replaced (on the driver’s side only) by a race seat and harness, making room for an in-car fire extinguishing system and professionally installed roll cage. Built in 2004, the car competed once at Mallory Park that year. An ideal entry-level car for AMOC events, yet remaining road legal, ‘G122 WYK’ is offered with Swansea V5 document and possesses a fresh MoT expiring 23 April 2007.




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I don't know much about that Virage but can tell you that the car is not their best and knowing your taste I think you'll be disappointed. I drove one a few years back, very heavy, big and the owner had a nightmare where the car wasn't even operational for 6 months.
 

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Boxer said:
Does anyone know anything about this Virage?

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/wspd...bonhams.com/&sPath=2007-04/18/7448995-1-1.jpg

Lot No: 220

1990 Aston Martin Virage Coupé
Registration no. G122 WYK
Chassis no. SCFCAM1S2LBR50047
Engine no. 89/50047/M

Estimate: £22,000 - 25,000
Footnote:
‘We wanted a car that was a new form. Fresh, exciting, purposeful but unquestionably Aston Martin,’ explained Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Victor Gauntlett on the Virage’s arrival, while stressing: ‘It was important that, although new in virtually every way, the Virage was of evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, design. It has to be a car that could stand in line with every post-war Aston Martin and be the self-evident successor to that tradition.’
Launched at the International Motor Show, Birmingham, in October 1988, the sensational newcomer restated its Aston Martin V8 forerunner’s muscular looks in the modern idiom, contriving to be slightly narrower yet providing increased interior space. The car was still no lightweight, but with 330bhp on tap courtesy of the trusty V8 engine’s new 32-valve top end, was good enough for a top speed approaching 160mph and a 0-60mph time of under seven seconds.
Motor sport in its many forms has been an integral part of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club’s activities since the organisation’s inception, and this Virage has been modified to compete in AMOC events. While the suspension has been stiffened slightly for track use and the brakes rebuilt with new pads, the engine and transmission have been left standard, the main focus of the changes being conformity with safety regulations. To this end, the front passenger seats have been removed and replaced (on the driver’s side only) by a race seat and harness, making room for an in-car fire extinguishing system and professionally installed roll cage. Built in 2004, the car competed once at Mallory Park that year. An ideal entry-level car for AMOC events, yet remaining road legal, ‘G122 WYK’ is offered with Swansea V5 document and possesses a fresh MoT expiring 23 April 2007.
Interesting. This was one of only 3 or 4 lots that did not sell.



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Boxer said:
Interesting. This was one of only 3 or 4 lots that did not sell.

It really is unfortunate, but the Virage and the Virage Vantage version were just never the cars they should have been - People in the know steer well clear.

I went to the Auction and saw a DB6 Volante sell for £430k and a DB Gear knob with a button in it, ala James Bond - Goldfinger fame sell for £37k plus commission !


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