We normally like to go for relatively affordable cars on Classifieds' Car Of The Day. For our latest effort though, we've let ourselves dream a little more than usual, by looking at the brutish but classy Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante. The V8 was the mainstay of Aston Martin production for many years, with the boxy coupe being produced from 1969-1989. The most potent version was the Vantage. In its final 'Series 5' incarnation the V8 Vantage came packing a 380bhp 5.3-litre fuel-injected V8. That sends the Vantage from 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds, on to a top speed of 168mph. In Volante form you get an electronic folding soft top, bringing you closer to that V8 rumble. The styling meanwhile is a world away from the curvaceous Astons we've gotten used to seeing in recent years. You could call the V8 Vantage Britain's answer to the muscle car, with its simple and aggressive design. That's half the charm with this car, and it still manages to retain that Aston Martin classiness. This 1988 model we've found is up for £174,950 (like I said, we're dreaming today), with 37000 miles on the clock. Let's just hope our lottery numbers come up this week.
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