Lot 157 - 1998 Aston Martin DB7 Volante
|Odometer reading||92,000 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
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 supercharged 24 valve, inline six-cylinder engine which produced 335bhp@5750rpm.. Regarded by many as the purist modern-day Aston Martin, the DB7 will undoubtedly become increasingly collectable in years to come.
This elegant example was first delivered through Stratstone of London in 1998 and continued its Aston Martin main agent and specialist servicing right up to 2012. It has just had a recent service in January of 2016 at Runnymede Motor Company, renowned Aston Martin specialists, and has an MoT test certificate valid until July, 2016. Presented in Royal Blue with a contrasting two-tone blue and cream leather interior with additional blue piping, the driving experience is thoroughly enjoyable; indeed the combination of the six-cylinder engine mated to the automatic gearbox means that running costs are kept low and ease of use is maximised. The convertible top works well and a soft garage cover and hood bag is included. The DB7 Volante is now a collectable and eminently useable classic car with values that are certainly beginning to rise. In terms of investment alone, now is the time to buy.
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