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Any V8 Vantage or R8 owners?

Postby MarkR » Mon 01 Oct, 2018 8:21 am

So, the Europa hasn't sold yet (probably never will! :))

But I am thinking about it's replacement.....it's a toss up between a V8 Vantage or an early R8 (I am half considering an Evora but after 12 years of Loti I quite fancy a change)

They both appeal for different reasons, the V8 has always been a gorgeous thing and I'm old enough and bald enough to properly have a mid life crisis in one. I've always been a fan of the R8 and I love the looks of it (very subjective I know) and the 420bhp V8 sounds lovely.

I've seen some at various track days and events and the like but never really managed to have a good old chat to someone who has owned one.

Do we know anyone friendly locals that own one and would be willing to let me poke around it and pick their brains?

For avoidance of doubt it'd be the cheap end of the market (30-35K) and strictly a weekend / occasion car, probably no more than 2K miles per year.

TIA {drive}
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Re: Any V8 Vantage or R8 owners?

Postby ad S » Mon 01 Oct, 2018 8:24 am

Friend of mine has a v8 vantage 2008 plate bought for about your money, need to check the full service history of the car from what he has told me.
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Re: Any V8 Vantage or R8 owners?

Postby Ricardo » Mon 01 Oct, 2018 9:50 am

Someone I knew had a Vantage - cost alot for parts wowsers...

condition on some of the early ones are really to be watched.

Colleagues hubby has a V8 - but no experience other than as said - its a bit wide on the road :eek:

But V8 sound :)

Keep having dirty thoughts about a V8 Esprit after this weekend :james101

Oh and an Evora... can I get a v8 dropped into one?? That would be nice :fab :))
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Re: Any V8 Vantage or R8 owners?

Postby hypermark » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:38 pm

I know about R8's V10 but not too dissimilar to V8; drop me a PM if you have questions.
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Re: Any V8 Vantage or R8 owners?

Postby MarkR » Wed 03 Oct, 2018 8:01 am

Thanks Mark,

I need to pick the car up from it's service at Craig Moncrieffs on Saturday, there is an Aston Garage right beside so will stop in there and pretend I can afford their stock and bend their ear!

Depending on how that goes I'll ping you a PM :)
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Re: Any V8 Vantage or R8 owners?

Postby MarkR » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 12:22 pm

To update: change of plans.

'We' decided to put the spare money into bricks and mortar (well, building an extension) so the dream of getting to spend all my money on running costs is out the window. I now find myself in a position of actually needing a few more bob!

To that end, the Europa is still up for sale but I will look to get a Cayman (is there much difference between non S and S?) so that for the 1 day a month I get to go out on a razz, I'll have something that will start and go :D

The dream was fun while it lasted! {lolz}
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