As many car enthusiasts can attest, the era of the muscle car wasn’t confined to the United States. In Great Britain, for example, the body style held its own against the more sleek and luxurious platforms offered by the region’s premier automotive designers. Some examples were also able to straddle the line between the two worldly locales, including this immaculate 1978 Aston Martin V8 Series III.
Only 967 of Aston Martin’s V8 Series III chassis were slated for production, making this awe-inspiring model a true rarity. Unlike many restored platforms from the era, it still retains its original 5.3-liter quad-cam V8 engine, producing 305 horsepower, and completing its 0-60 in under 5.7 seconds. Instead of being bought overseas and imported to the United States, the Series III was delivered brand-new to a Hollywood, California showroom in December of 1977 as an original left-hand-drive variant. Over the years, however, the vehicle’s Magnolia leather upholstery and Sandringham Beige carpeting were either restored or replaced and — in April 2020 — the Aston received a lower rocker panel repair to keep it roadworthy. Fortunately, the car’s handsome Raven Black exterior has been retouched to keep it as close to its original hue as possible. Head over to Bring A Trailer’s website to bid on the vehicle.