Lot 131 - 2003 Aston Martin DB7 GTA
|Registration||TBC (plate to be retained)|
|Odometer reading||22,236 miles|
|Estimate||£34,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £56,000|
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1993, the Ian Callum styled DB7 began production in 1994 at a new factory in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. It was engineered in conjunction with Tom Walkinshaw's TWR group who built the new supercharged six-cylinder engine. In 1999, the new DB7 Vantage with a V12 engine was revealed. It didn't just bring a new powertrain but more aggressive styling with a bigger front grill, new fog/side/indicator lights and imposing 18" wheels. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. With the launch of the new V12 engine in the DB7 Vantage, production of the earlier straight-six DB7 ended in mid-1999. In 2002, a new variant was launched, named V12 GT or V12 GTA when equipped with an automatic transmission. It was essentially an improved version of the Vantage, its V12 engine producing 420bhp. Additionally, the GT and GTA chassis had substantially updated suspension from the DB7 Vantage models. Aesthetically, compared to the Vantage it has a mesh front grille, vents in the bonnet, a boot spoiler, an aluminium gear lever, optional carbon fibre trim and new wheels. It also has 14" front and 13" rear vented disc brakes by Brembo. Production of the GTA was extremely limited with only 112 vehicles manufactured worldwide.
Originally registered on 11th October 2003, this Aston Martin DB7 GTA has been owned by the current vendor since June 2012. A very knowledgeable car enthusiast, he searched long and hard for an example as good as this. A comprehensive history accompanies the DB7; the car having been supplied by Murray Motor Company in Edinburgh, they carried out the first few of services. Stratstone in Derby then carried out three services before the car dropped into the hands of specialists. The vendor purchased the car from highly respected McGurk Performance Cars in Warwickshire and has recently commissioned £2,423 worth of work including a service and new rear brakes. This low mileage GTA is finished in silver with charcoal leather trim and is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 22nd May 2017, together with the original service books. A stunning looking vehicle that sounds superb.
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