Lot 211 - 2005 Aston Martin DB9
|Odometer reading||25,200 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £35,840|
The DB9 was the star of the 2003 Frankfurt Motor show where it was unveiled to the public for the very first time. The sleek superformed aluminium body was initially designed by Ian Callum but had also been significantly influenced by the next director of AM design, Hendrik Fisker. The DB9 was powered by a third generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre V12 and has a top speed of 186mph. Production of the coupé started at the new Gaydon factory very early in 2004, with the Volante coming on stream early in 2005. The DB9 was the first of what was to become a long line of production Aston Martins to use VH architecture; using Superformed parts in the chassis and footwell as well as the body panels. The individual die-cast, extruded or stamped aluminium elements of the VH platform are bonded with strong adhesives and self-piercing rivets to make a lightweight but stiff backbone. The DB9 body shell weighed 25% less than that of the DB7 but has double its torsional rigidity. This process also allowed Aston Martin to retain high levels of engineering accuracy in producing a car at a higher volume, ensuring chassis performance to match the engine power. Aston Martins have always made the interior of their cars to be very special places. Beautifully tailored with the finest of materials, the DB9 uses Bridge of Weir leather, aluminium and wood. The use of wood in the interior was different from previous Aston Martins, with customers offered a choice of walnut, mahogany or bamboo. The fine detail of finishing is typified by the starter button made of glass and sand etched with the Aston Martin wings logo.
This DB9 was first registered on 8th September 2005 and has covered only 25,200 miles in that time. Finished in Tungsten silver with Phantom grey leather, this is a splendid example of a magnificent car. The V12 engine started immediately upon request and sounds superb. Our thoroughly enjoyable road test confirmed this to be a DB9 of the highest order and we can confirm there are no known faults with the car. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate and a service history, Aston Martin DB9's are superb to look at and even better to drive. This one is exceptional.
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