John Targett's 1974 Aston Martin V8

John Targett's 1974 Aston Martin V8, Series 3

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007

As photographed at British V8 2007, in Willoughby OH

Owner: John Targett
City: Akron, OH
Model: 1974 Aston Martin V8

Engine: 1974 Aston Martin 5.3L DOHC V8 (stock)
Induction: four Weber downdraft dual-choke carburetors
Exhaust: tri-Y (4-2-1) headers into dual mufflers
Transmission: Chrysler TorqueFlite (3spd auto)
Rear End: IRS with limited slip differential and inboard disc brakes
Wheels: special-production aluminum, by GKN
Interior: leather upholstery (from nine Connolly leather hides)
Performance: rated 310 hp at the wheels, 0-to-60mph in 6.1 seconds.

Note: "V8" is this car's model name. This is one of only 967 Series-3 Aston Martin "V8" cars produced.

John Targett (1944-2014)

Tadek Marek designed the Aston Martin Lagonda V8 engine

quad weber downdraft carbs are hidden from view here

air is ducted to the weber carburetors

Aston Martin V8 engine compartment

Aston Martin engine by Tadek Marek

Aston Martin Lagonda (dual overhead) cam covers

dual smog pumps

fabricated tubular wiper motor mounting

Aston Martin air conditioning

4-2-1 tri-y headers

tri-y headers can be seen through the inner fender vents

Aston Martin leather browed dashboard

Aston Martin interior

Aston Martin grille

Aston Martin V8 front view

series 3 cars had an enlarged hood bulge to clear the carburetors

fiberglass hood

special GKN wheels

door handle and lock

rear three quarter view of an Aston Martin V8

rear view of an Aston Martin V8

dual locking fuel filler lids

Aston Martin badge

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