It seems an eternity since we were able to enjoy simply ‘going for a drive’. Lockdown, for the very best of reasons, at a stroke removed our ability to savour an hour or two just driving for the pure joy of the experience.
Soon, though, we all hope that we will once again be able to enjoy our motor cars once more, and to that end this edition of The Works is taking time out to explore the joys of driving one of the many ‘greats’ from the Aston Martin back catalogue.
The AMV8 Vantage of the 1970s was, and remains, a poster car for British sports car style. The handful of ‘Oscar India’ cars, of which this is one, provided appropriate performance in keeping with their muscular style, and they remain an ever-desirable feature in the Aston Martin ‘back catalogue’.
Interestingly, the cars were being styled at broadly speaking the same time as the nearby town of Milton Keynes was being developed and so, with lockdown restrictions relaxing albeit slowly, what better place is there to recall the simple joy of driving your Aston Martin out of town and into the great British countryside?
As we look forward to the lifting of at least some of today’s lockdown restrictions in the weeks and months ahead, let’s remind ourselves of what driving such a remarkable car is really all about…
To read more about this specific car and its superb provenance, you can visit our online showroom by clicking the link below. Before you do though, take a moment to enjoy the sights and sounds of this quintessential example in our film.