Lot 213 - 1996 Aston Martin DB7 i6 Coupé
|Odometer reading||27,000 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
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. 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 robust six-cylinder engine. Power was supplied by an all alloy double overhead camshaft supercharged 24 valve, inline six-cylinder engine which produced 335bhp at 5750rpm. Regarded by many as the purist modern Aston Martin, the DB7 will undoubtedly be a collectable car for years to come and is equally at home in the city or out on the open road.
This stunning early example of the (pre-air bag) automatic is finished in near unmarked silver coachwork with a matching grey leather interior and blue trim. Having covered a mere 27,000 miles and in stunning condition, this coupé recently received a £1,500 Aston Martin specialist service; the mechanic working on the car commented that "…it is the best example of an early i6 he has ever seen". Given the low mileage, the interior is as new; the underside of the car has been clear wax oiled to preserve its spectacular condition. A genuine righthand drive DB7, this car can safely be described as one of the best available; the recent service and the MoT test certificate, valid until October 2017, also add to the confidence in this car which will certainly capture the imagination of any Aston Martin collector or enthusiast.
*Interested parties should note that the current number plate is to be retained and a new, age-related plate will be issued instead.
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