Lot 317 - 2005 Aston Martin DB9
|Odometer reading||52,168 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,040|
Designed by Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker, the Aston Martin DB9 was first revealed to the motoring press and public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003, the exceptional Aston Martin DB9 promised to be one of the most sought after supercars of the decade. Henrik Fisker's flowing design retained all the good looks of its predecessor, the highly acclaimed DB7. Weight was kept low by the use of aluminium and composites for the bodywork while power from the V12 was a healthy 450bhp, which provided the Aston with acceleration to 100mph from standstill in only 10 seconds, then on to a near 190mph maximum speed. Weight distribution was a perfect 50:50 thanks to the front-mid engine layout with a rear-mounted sequential transmission. The DB9 was the first Aston Martin to be built at the Gaydon facility in Warwickshire.
This excellent Aston Martin DB9 has only covered 52,200 miles since being delivered new in 2005. Finished in gunmetal grey with burgundy leather interior, this DB9 has a full service history being serviced every other year with the last one less than 300 miles ago; at the same time the coil packs were replaced. At the time of cataloguing, a personal number plate was being removed and the original number being reinstated. This Aston Martin DB9 will be supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2017 and the original service/handbook. When you consider that this car cost approximately £120,000 when new, it's easy to see how it now represents outstanding value in the sports car market. We can think of no better modern GT classic in this price bracket, which is as exhilarating to drive as it is elegant to look at.
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