Lot 223 - 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
|Odometer reading||42,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|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 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 or twelve-cylinder engine.
At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the six litre Cosworth designed and built V12 engine with 24 valve heads, developing 420bhp and limited to 185mph. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades, the much more powerful engine demanding greater quantities of air intake and cooling, as well as uprated brakes. Ian Callum enlarged the grill, added fog lamps and re-styled the valances to give the car a more aggressive look.
This DB7 was the subject of a legal dispute, the result being that Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell has been asked to oversee its sale. It has, unfortunately, has no paperwork or service schedule. A new V5C is applied for and two sets of keys come with it and with just 42,000 recorded, the condition has been described as good despite it listed as a category D insurance claim. This automatic, righthand drive model presents in Obsidian Black with a contrasting Parchment interior, the soft-top is also black with a Parchment alcantara lining. With effort, the opportunity exists to recreate the history of this example and, in the meantime, represents extraordinary value for money.
Interested parties may like to know that Autolign-Inspections are able to de-categorise a CAT C or D car subject to their inspection.
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