Lot 369 - 2002 Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage
|Odometer reading||11,823 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £30,200|
Introduced in 1993 to the public, the handsome new DB7 was Aston Martin's first six cylinder model since production of the DBS had finished in 1971. Styled by Ian Callum, its lines were evocative of earlier Aston Martin models and elements of the DB4/5/6 could be seen in its design. Arguably one of the most attractive looking cars ever produced by Aston Martin, the DB7 was well received and attracted new customers worldwide with its traditional layout of the curvaceous two door coupé body and powerful six cylinder engine. Power was supplied by an all alloy double overhead camshaft 24 valve inline, six cylinder supercharged engine which produced 335bhp @ 5750rpm. The supercharger was supplied by Eaton, who also provided blowers for the mighty eight cylinder Vantage that was produced at Newport Pagnell at the same time as the DB7 at Bloxham. In 1999, the more powerful DB7 V12 Vantage was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. Its 6.0 litre 48-valve, V12 engine produced 420bhp and 400lb ft of torque. Aston Martin claimed it had a top speed of either 186mph with the manual gearbox or 165mph with the automatic gearbox, and would accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. After the launch of the Vantage, sales of the supercharged straight-6 engine DB7 had reduced considerably and so production was ended by mid-1999. Regarded by many as the purest modern Aston Martin, the DB7 will undoubtedly be a collectable car for years to come and is equally at home in the city or out on the open road.
This Stunning DB7 V12 Vantage is finished in Pentland green with parchment interior. The very low mileage of 11,823 is confirmed by the service history and as such, the mileage is warranted. The V12 engine burst into life upon pressing the start button and on our short test drive, it is obviously apparent that this is a magnificent example that has been loved and cherished. Benefitting from automatic transmission, this Aston Martin is not only delightful to look at, it is superb to drive. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, the unmarked condition and very low mileage of this V12 Vantage is sure to make this car highly sought after.
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