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From the Terrible Ideas File

Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Photo: Smart Buy USA

I was doing a little bit of Unnecessary Car Shopping (without E90M3) when I saw this beauty. Gorgeous car, digging the “color” and wheel combination, and love the interior. The engine is *basically an AJ-V8 out of a Jag/Ford/Lincoln/Land Rover/etc. It’s also got a stick shift, and 60k on the clock. Other than that, I know nothing about Astons.

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I also think this this may be a dealership where I went to look at a B5 S4 wayyy back in 2006. They tried to pull a bait & switch on me so I walked and ended up buying a WRX (this was the correct decision). That fact alone makes me think this isn’t a good idea, but I do kind of wonder just how bad of an idea it is...

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventoryListing.action?zip=22066&distance=500&entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity=m110#listing=280835277

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*The Aston version of the AJ-V8 is completely different from the engine that Ford/Jag/Rover used. Per Wikipedia: “The cylinder block, cylinder heads, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, camshafts, inlet and exhaust manifolds, lubrication system and engine management are all unique to the Aston Martin version.”

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