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Autotrader Find: 1991 Aston Martin Virage

If you’re looking for an Aston Martin that’s a little less common than most of your typical Aston Martin models, this is that. It’s a 1991 Aston Martin Virage — a model that many people don’t even know about. And it’s currently offered for sale by Motorgroup LLC in the Phoenix area.

Finished in pearlescent black (“Dark Jade Metallic”) with a cream-colored interior, this Virage appears to have had an unusual life. I say that because it’s already an unusual car — just 365 “regular” Virage models were built from 1989 to 1995, along with some additional “special” versions — and then this one was converted from an automatic transmission to a manual for more spirited driving.

This particular Virage also underwent a conversion of its gauge cluster from digital to analog, meaning a true mileage reading can’t be recorded — though the seller reports it’s estimated to be under 30,000 miles. Maybe the most impressive thing about it is that it’s for sale at all, given the crazy rarity of these. It’s the only one currently listed for sale on Autotrader and one of just 1,000 examples total, including convertible variants and “special” models, made throughout the car’s production run of 1989 to 2000. Under the hood is a 5.3-liter V8 that makes about 330 horsepower and roughly 364 lb-ft of torque.

According to the Carfax report, this Virage was sold new in the Chicago area in February 1991, before it moved on to South Florida, then New Jersey, before winding up in Arizona in 1999. The ad notes that the current owner has had it since then, and now it’s time to move on — and it could be yours for $89,995.

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  1. Is… that the shift knob from a Corvette?

    Also, the listing says it was converted to a 5-speed ZF manual but the shifter has 6-gears shown. You would think if they’re asking $90k for the car they’d at least change the faceplate on the shifter or even just put a sticker on top to show the pattern.

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