Aston Martin Virage Limited Edition Coupe
Aston Martin had never used the name
Limited Edition before and first used with
the run out of Virages and prior to
the launch of the V8 coupe.
With nine un-sold chassis and Aston Martin
needing a car to display for the 1994
British International Motor Show at the
NEC in Birmingham, the
Aston Martin Limited Edition was produced.
The car was very similar to the Virage,
with the distinctive V front grill;
five spoke alloy wheels, restyled front
spoiler with fog lamps and more horsepower,
by 24 bhp.
All nine cars were to be Deep Jewel Green
Metallic, with Special Tan leather, Beige carpets,
Burr elm wood veneers and a
brass plaque on the dash, with owner and Chassis Number.
All cars were four speed automatic and the
addition of a driver’s air bag with the
first to be introduced side air bags
The chassis run was 50411 to 50419 and this
being 50417 specially ordered from
the Motor Show stand by Mr. Lennox Lewis WBC
Heavyweight World Champion,
requesting a number of
other options to be included on his order.
The first being extra legroom and
extra sound system.
Mr. Lewis owned the car until 2005 when it
was sold through Bonham’s Auction in
Newport Pagnell, with 33,000 miles and
entered without his knowledge,
but accepted the sale.
The car was regularly serviced at Aston
Martin Works service while in his ownership.
The car was then sold to an Aston
Martin collector where it sat in a large collection,
only covering 2,000 miles
until 2012 when it was sold to Noble House in Holland.
The car was then sold to
the current owner in 2015, who again has only covered
a few hundred miles.
With only just over 33,500 miles the car
has been fully checked over and is in
very good condition, some minor trim
wear, but all from the large frame of the
WBC Heavy Weight Boxing Champion.
A very under rated motorcar and one which
will for the future collector
and with the original number plate and Lennox
Lewis sound system.