Aston Martin produced their awesome V8 model between 1972 and 1989. In those 17 years, significant changes were made to the design (though a mid-1980’s example was always demonstrably similar to the 1972 type), but these never changed the overall character of the machine, and the same alloyed-skinned style was preserved throughout. Our car, is from what AMOC used to refer to as Series 3, or what we now call AM V8 (V540 weber Carburettor) built from 1973 to 1978. Just 970 examples were built, with Aston Martin Heritage Trust, confirming that our chassis number V8/11026/LCA is one of only 124 cars known to be both LHD and manual, and of these 124, only 45 were fitted with the unrestricted engine. Ordered for the Canadian market, it’s also been confirmed that the car was initially UK registered before being exported and imported to Canada as what would essentially be then a used car. Tax avoidance was clearly the reason. With all US and Canada bound LHD examples, they were built with low compression, emission controlled restricted engines, which was typical for the period. Built in LHD, initially for the UK market, this particular car was not homologated for export and received the unrestricted engine. Mr and Mrs K. Indrikson of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, registered the car with the AMOC between 1990 and 1991 before the car was imported to Germany in 1995. The German registration document shows just one entered owner, although, it has been part of a fairly well known collection since 2001.