Lot 235 - 1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupé
|Odometer reading||33,500 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
Unveiled at the Geneva Motorshow in 1993, the Ian Callum styled DB7 began production in 1994 at a new factory in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. It was engineered in conjunction with Tom Walkinshaw's TWR group who built the new supercharged six cylinder engine. In 1999 the new DB7 Vantage with a V12 engine was revealed. It didn't just bring a new powertrain but more aggressive styling with a bigger front grill, new fog, side and indicator lights and imposing 18" wheels. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. With the launch of the new V12 engine in the DB7 Vantage, production of the earlier straight-six DB7 ended in mid-1999.
This extremely elegant DB7 Vantage coupé fitted with the ZF automatic gearbox is finished in Derwent Green with a tan leather interior. Delivered new on 26th July 1999 by Lancaster in Reading, it has covered just 33,500 miles since new. The current owner has owned the car for 12 years and the car has spent much of that time in storage due to his commitments with the armed forces. The service book advises that the car was serviced by the supplying garage, Lancaster of Reading, several times until 2003 at 26,678 miles, after which point the car was used sparingly and was serviced by a local garage until this year when Aston Martin specialist BBO of Berkshire checked and serviced this example to give any future owner full confidence in his potential new purchase.
We are informed that this DB7 drives well and presents in good order throughout. A V5C registration document and MoT test certificate until this time next year also accompany the vehicle and with such low mileage and a most elegant colour combination, this must be one for the wish list.
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