Lot 327 - 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
|Odometer reading||44,000 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,120|
Introduced in 1993, 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. At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the V12 engine with 24 valve heads, developing 420bhp limited to 185mph. After the launch of the Vantage, sales of the supercharged straight-six engine DB7 reduced considerably and so production was ended by mid-1999. The Volante, costing over £100,000 at its launch, remained in production until 2004.
This example was registered originally on 19th July, 2000 and has had only two former keepers. It presents in immaculate condition with the Sky Silver paintwork in superb order as is the two-tone grey interior. Supplied by Stratstone of Mayfair, this DB7 Vantage Volante has been exceedingly well maintained with 13 stamps in the service book; the car having just been serviced at HWM in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. The V12 engine sounded delightful when started and we are advised W808 YPX drives as well as she looks with no known faults. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a full years MoT test certificate and the original handbooks, it is difficult to find fault with this DB7 as it is such a good example and is certain to offer the new owner a great deal of pleasure.
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