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Registration Number: B549 WUU
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Manufacturer: Aston Martin
Model: V8 Vantage DOHC 16v 5340cc.
Type: Grand Tourer 2 Door Sports Coupé Manual.
Category: Classic Car
Year Of Manufacture: 1985.
Owned To:
Mileage: 65000 + Miles.
Colour(s): Met Cumberland Grey.
Current Location: England
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Record Entered: 09/08/2009
Last Updated: 21/04/2018
Submitted by: Zak C. Pearson.
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Locale: Guildford Surrey
First Joined: 01/09/2003
Vehicles Contributed: 4,476
Notes: For Sale in Bramley, Surrey (NOT BY ME) for £140.000 (August 2009).
DVLA Records show First Registered 18 March 1985 and it has not been Taxed since June 2006.
MOT Expires: 09 May 2018.
According to This registration was first made available in 1984. The original office for this letter combination is London C.C.
This stunning and quite possibly unique V8 Saloon to Vantage Specification. First registered in March 1985, this example was purchased by its former keeper via a Bonham's Auction held at Works Service and in late 2002 / early 2003 its new keeper sent the car to Aston Martin Works Service at Newport Pagnell and gave them the brief to create a very authentic copy of the "Winterised" Aston Martin V8 Saloon, which was driven by 007 (Timothy Dalton) in the James Bond Film - The Living Daylights. It has to be said that it is a real head turner. Works carried out by AM Works Service included, but was not limited to removing the engine and rebuilding to Full Vantage 580 X Pack Specification including being modified to run on unleaded fuel, removing the original Automatic Gearbox and replacing with a 5 Speed Manual Gearbox with a 3.54:1 ratio hypoid assembly. Other areas that were overhauled included the cooling, braking and electrical systems. The suspension system was uprated to Vantage Specification and new 16" Ronal Alloy Wheels were fitted. The interior was removed, its veneer panels refinished and a new surround for the gear lever was made, the headlining was removed and a new Webasto Roof was installed, with grey hide headlining. All interior and luggage compartment carpeting was renewed. New front and rear windscreens were also fitted. The exterior of car was striped to bare metal and new front and rear flared wing panels were produced and any corroded areas were repaired at this time. The exterior was then painted in the correct colour Cumberland Grey. To complete the appearance of the car a set of cosmetic Ski's were produced by Q Branch at Works Service, as well as a dummy rear rocket booster, which can fitted to the car when not in use or on display! The car is also supplied with the original number used on the car in the film B549WUU! It was also supplied a comprehensive history file detailing all the works that have been carried out, including the original service voucher booklet and owner's manual. The project cost over £134,000.00 to complete and it should be noted that this cost did not include the donor car, if such a project were entered into today, the cost would be considerably more!
B549 WUU


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B549 WUUAston MartinV8 VantageUKPhil Tyler (not responding to emails)