Ultra-Rare 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage “Oscar India” Heading to Auction

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Was once the quickest to 60 mph of any production car in the world.

Of all of the old Aston Martin V8s, it is the Series IV which is generally the most sought after. These are nicknamed the “Oscar India”, short for “October Introduction.” Not the most interesting of names, but with only 172 units built, this is a very rare and valuable car. The V8 engine produced 425 horsepower, and this is the most performance-oriented of this incarnation of the V8 Vantage. It was at the time the quickest to 60 mph of any production car in the world.

Only three “Oscar India” Vantages were delivered new to owners in Canada, and this specific one was bought by Ranger Oil founder Jack Pierce. Pierce died in 1992, but the car has stayed in his family ever since, making its upcoming sale by RM Auctions the first time it's been sold since it was new. The car was mildly restored in 2012, including being repainted. The engine has never been rebuilt, but it is still within factory compression specifications. The car is currently housed at Exotic Performance in Los Angeles and waiting to be auctioned in Arizona, where it could fetch as much as $200,000.

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