Lot 259 - 2005 Aston Martin DB9
|Odometer reading||45,800 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £34,000|
|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. It 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.
This DB9 was first registered on 24th March 2005 and is offered in Grigio Titanio silver with Obsidian leather interior trim, this is a splendid example of a magnificent car. It has had new brake disks, pads, handbrake cable and a brake fluid change in August 2015 and boasts a comprehensive service file with its last oil and filter service in December 2015 whilst in the ownership with its current owner and former Aston Martin employee. The V12 engine starts immediately upon request and sounds superb; the vendor confirms there are no known faults with the car. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until July 2017, Aston Martin DB9's are superb to look at and even better to drive. This one is no exception.
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