Although viewed by most as heresy, this is my favourite Aston Martin. It seems the perfect blend of British styling with a dash of American muscle car influence topped off with a healthy dose of British handling and finesse. Timothy Dalton drove one in The Living Daylights, which I also think is one of the more under-appreciated 007 films. Maybe I just like the underdogs.
When this car first went on the market in 1977 it was quicker than the Ferrari Daytona with a 0-60 time of just 5.3 seconds and a top speed of over 170 mph. The 5.3 litre V8 has double overhead camshafts and churns 390hp to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.
Nowadays they cost between £30,000 and £100,000+ depending on what shape they’re in, there’s a nice example here at Cheshire Classic Cars for £41,995 (that’s about $68,700 USD).