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V540
V8 Vantage

Total "Bolt-on" built: 16, 13RHD manual, 1 RHD auto, 2 LHD manual

Total "Flip-tail" built: 23, 16 RHD manual, 7 LHD manual

"Cosmetic" U.S. spec built: 11, 10 LHD manual, 1 LHD auto

Canadian spec built: 8, 4 LHD manual, 4 LHD auto

Chassis numbers begin with the mule / prototype, then in order from 11640 through 12028

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V811429LCA Mule

V811470RCAC Prototype in UK

V811563RCA Conversion in UK 

"Bolt On"
First production Vantage featured aerodynamic additions fitted after completion including plugged bonnet bulge, blanked front radiator opening, large Vantage spoiler, driving lights and tail spoiler bolted onto rear bodywork

V811640RCAV In UK


V811686RCAV in UK


V811687RCAV in UK


V811688RCAV in UK


V811703RCAV in Europe


V811704RCAV in Canada


V811705RCAV WRITTEN OFF UK


V811719LCAV in Europe


V811720RCAV in AUSTRALIA

 


V811729RCAV in USA

V811735RCAV Written off
(no photo)


V811736RCAV in SWITZERLAND


V811737RCAV "First Automatic" NL


V811739LCAV in  USA

V811752RCAV Written off
(no photo)


V811758RCAV in UK

"Fliptail"
From chassis number V811815LCAV aerodynamic additions faired in smoothly, bonnet bulge welded smooth instead of plugged and tail spoiler blended in to rear bodywork


V811815LCAV First "Fliptail" in KUWAIT


V811837RCAV in Europe


V811866RCAV in UK


V811870RCAV "Oscar India Proto" CH


V811889RCAV in SWITZERLAND


V811917RCAV in GERMANY


V811918RCAV in AUSTRALIA


V811920RCAV in UK Upgrade to 7.0 L


V811922RCAV in UK


V811934LCAV in SWITZERLAND


V811935LCAV in CANADA


V811944RCAV In UK


V811967RCAV "Zagato Mule" in USA


V811981RCAV In UK


V811983LCAV in GERMANY


V811984RCAV UK Upgrade by AML to 6.3


V811989RCAV UK


V811992RCAV in NEW ZEALAND


V811995RCAV In UK Upgrade to 7.0 L


V811999RCAV In UK


V812000LCAV In Germany


V812014LCAV In France


V812016RCAV in UK


V812028RCAV "Last Fliptail " in UK

 
"USA Cosmetic" V540
V8 Vantage

U.S. spec built: 11, 10 LHD manual, 1 LHD auto
 

V811841LCAV "1st. Cosmetic Vantage"
Upgraded to V580X specification

V811847LCAV in BELGIUM
Upgraded by AML service to 6.3 L


V811853LCAV in CANADA
Upgraded to Vantage V580 specification with Cosworth pistons

V811874LCAV In USA
(no photo)
Original US specification


V811880LCAV in USA

engine from V8/11705/RCAV fitted


V811883LCAV in USA
Upgraded to V580X specification


V811900LCAV in USA
Upgraded to Vantage V540 specification


V811901LCAV in USA
Upgraded to Vantage V580 specification


V811910LCAV in USA
Supercharged by Steel Wings USA


V811928LCAV in USA
Original US specification


V811929LCAV "Automatic" in KUWAIT
Upgraded to Vantage V580 specification and manual gearbox

 

 
Canadian V540S
V8 with Vantage type cosmetics

Canadian "S" spec built: 8, 4 LHD manual, 4 LHD auto
 

V811714LCA
(no photo) In Canada

V811715LCA
(no photo) In Canada
 

V811904LCA In USA, upgraded to 6.1 L

V811905LCA CANADA


V811906LCA in USA


V811939LCA CANADA

V811940LCA
(no photo) In Canada
 


V811945LCA in USA


V540 V8 Vantage chassis numbers

Chassis Engine Country  / Spec. Colour Spec
V8/11429/LCA V/540/1429 UK CORNISH GOLD/OLIVE DV6314 VANTAGE DEVELOPMENT CAR
V8/11470/RCAC V/540/1470 UK COSMIC FIRE TANKARD GREY/FAWN VM3234 VANTAGE PROTOTYPE
V8/11563/RCA V/540/1563 UK LONSDALE YELLOW/BLACK VANTAGE CONVERSION
V8/11640/RCAV V/540/1640/V UK KENTUCKY BLUE/BURGUNDY WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11686/RCAV V/540/1686/V UK RAVEN BLACK/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11687/RCAV V/540/1687/V UK IMPERIAL BLUE/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11688/RCAV V/540/1688/V UK STORM RED/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11703/RCAV V/540/1703/V UK JUBILEE SILVER/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11704/RCAV V/540/1704/V UK AZTEC GOLD/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11705/RCAV V/540/1705/V UK STORM RED/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11719/LCAV V/540/1719/V Canada RAVEN BLACK/BEIGE WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11720/RCAV V/540/1720/V Switzerland MANDARIN YELLOW/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11729/RCAV V/540/1729/V UK RAVEN BLACK/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11735/RCAV V/540/1735/V UK IMPERIAL BURGUNDY/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11736/RCAV V/540/1736/V UK STORM RED/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11737/RCAV V/540/1737/V UK JUBILEE SILVER/BLUE WEBER VANTAGE AUTOMATIC
V8/11739/LCAV V/540/1739/V/LFM USA RAVEN BLACK/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11752/RCAV V/540/1752/V UK CRUSADER WHITE/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11758/RCAV V/540/1758/V UK ORCHARD GREEN/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11815/LCAV V/540/1815/V Germany STORM RED/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11837/RCAV V/540/1837/V UK STORM RED/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11841/LCAV V/540/1841/LFM USA JUBILEE SILVER/BURGUNDY WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11847/LCAV V/540/1847/LFM USA STORM RED/NATURAL WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11853/LCAV V/540/1853/LFM USA STORM RED/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11866/RCAV V/540/1866/V UK ORCHARD GREEN/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11870/RCAV V/540/1870/V UK STORM RED/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11874/LCAV V/540/1874/LFM USA KENTUCKY BLUE/NATURAL WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11880/LCAV V/540/1880/LFM USA AZTEC GOLD/BROWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11883/LCAV V/540/1883/LFM USA RAVEN BLACK/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11889/RCAV V/540/1889/V UK ORCHARD GREEN/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11900/LCAV V/540/1900/LFM USA KENTUCKY BLUE/LIGHT BLUE WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11901/LCAV V/540/1901/LFM USA STORM RED/NATURAL WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11910/LCAV V/540/1910/LFM USA RAVEN BLACK/NATURAL WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11917/RCAV V/540/1917/V UK ORCHARD GREEN/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11918/RCAV V/540/1918/V UK MADAGASCAR BROWN/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11920/RCAV V/540/1920/V UK OLD ENGLISH PEWTER/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11922/RCAV V/540/1922/V UK FLORIDA BLUE/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11928/LCAV V/540/1928/LFM USA BRG/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL USA
V8/11929/LCAV V/540/1929/LFA USA MADAGASCAR BROWN/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE AUTOMATIC USA
V8/11934/LCAV V/540/1934/V Saudi Arabia OLD ENGLISH PEWTER/OLIVE WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11935/LCAV V/540/1935/V Saudi Arabia CRUSADER WHITE/BURGUNDY WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11944/RCAV V/540/1944/V UK MADAGASCAR BROWN/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11967/RCAV V/540/1967/V UK FLORIDA BLUE/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11981/RCAV V/540/1981/V UK ORCHARD GREEN/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11983/LCAV V/540/1983/V Middle East/USA FLORIDA BLUE/LIGHT BLUE WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11984/LCAV V/540/1984/V USA/UK Converted to RHD JUBILEE SILVER/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11989/RCAV V/540/1989/V UK STORM RED/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11992/RCAV V/540/1992/V UK JUBILEE SILVER/BLUE WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11995/RCAV V/540/1995/V UK FLORIDA BLUE/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/11999/RCAV V/540/1999/V UK STORM RED/MAGNOLIA WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/12000/LCAV V/540/2000/V United Arab Emirates RAVEN BLACK/BLACK WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/12014/LCAV V/540/2014/V Germany BATTLESHIP GREY/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/12016/RCAV V/540/2016/V UK STORM RED/TAN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL
V8/12028/RCAV V/540/2028/V UK IMPERIAL BLUE/FAWN WEBER VANTAGE MANUAL

 

Canadian V540S V8 with Vantage type front & rear spoiler
(NB. These cars are not Vantages as they do not have a "V" at the end of the chassis number)

V8/11714/LCA V/540/1719/S (Manual) Canada CRICKET WHITE/BLUE WEBER MANUAL CANADIAN SPEC.
V8/11715/LCA V/540/1715/S (Auto) Canada RAVEN BLACK/FAWN WEBER AUTOMATIC CANADIAN SPEC.
V8/11904/LCA V/540/1904/S (Manual) Canada MADAGASCAR BROWN/FAWN WEBER MANUAL CANADIAN SPEC.
V8/11905/LCA V/540/1905/S (Manual) Canada JUBILEE SILVER/BLUE WEBER MANUAL CANADIAN SPEC.
V8/11906/LCA V/540/1906/S (Auto) Canada KENTUCKY BLUE/FAWN WEBER AUTOMATIC CANADIAN SPEC.
V8/11939/LCA V/540/1939/S (Manual) Canada RAVEN BLACK/BLACK WEBER MANUAL CANADIAN SPEC.
V8/11940/LCA V/540/1940/S (Auto) Canada OLD ENGLISH PEWTER/OLIVE WEBER AUTOMATIC CANADIAN SPEC.
V8/11945/LCA V/540/1945/S (Auto) Canada MADAGASCAR BROWN/FAWN WEBER AUTOMATIC CANADIAN SPEC.


V540 V8 Vantage build data

Year

Model

Engine

Body

Built

RHD

LHD

Manual

Auto

1977

AM V8 VANTAGE

V540/…../V

Bolt on

16

14

2

15

1

1977 - 1978

V540/…../V

Flip tail

23

16

7

23

-

1978

COSMETIC VANTAGE

V540/…../LF.

Flip tail

11

-

11

10

1

V540S Canadian V8 with Vantage type cosmetics build data

1977 - 1978

CANADIAN VANTAGE COSMETICS

V540/…../S

Cosmetic

8

-

8

4

4


Works preparation completed at The Kangaroo Stable

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