Lot 251 - 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
|Odometer reading||61,200 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,120|
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. At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the 6 litre Cosworth designed and built V12 engine with 24 valve heads, developing 420bhp limited to 185mph. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades, the much more powerful engine demanding greater quantities of air intake and cooling, as well as up rated brakes. Ian Callum enlarged the grill, added fog lamps and re-styled the valances to give the car a more brutal look.
This righthand drive, ZF automatic DB7 V12 Vantage Volante was supplied new in April 2002 and is finished in a metallic Atlantic blue with grey leather interior. The vendor tells us that this example has been well maintained and is supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate. Undeniably one of the most attractive designs of any modern sports car and superb value for money, this car is in good condition and has only had three former keepers from new. Regarded by many as the purest modern Aston Martin and very desirable, the DB7 should prove to be a very sound investment and is equally at home in the city or out on the open road.
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