Of the dozens of beautiful Aston Martins on offer during RM Auctions‘ amazing Battersea Evolution sale in London on October 26, only one dates from the past 25 years:

This voluptuous 1989 V8 7.0 Litre Coupé.

The classic Aston Martin V8 in its many forms is to many enthusiasts the last of the “real” Astons.

A truly classic V8 from the final year of production at RM’s Battersea sale

Conceived during David Brown’s ownership of the revered marque, it reigned supreme for almost two decades as Britain’s flagship sports car and even served James Bond at differing times in his career, from George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 to a final fling with Timothy Dalton in 1987’s The Living Daylights.

A truly classic V8 from the final year of production, the example on offer once belonged to Tara Getty, scion of the celebrated oil dynasty.

Estimated at up to about $175,000 it’s a bargain compared to some of the cars in the sale – all the more reason to make with the paddle….

Images Tom Wood ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions; click to enlarge: