Lot 172 - 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Coupé
|Odometer reading||82,100 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
The sleek superformed aluminium body of the DB9 was initially designed by Ian Callum but had also been significantly influenced by the next director of AM design, Hendrik Fisker. It was powered by a third generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre, V12 and has a top speed of 186mph. The DB9 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. The fine detail of finishing is typified by the starter button made of glass and sand etched with the Aston Martin wings logo.
This righthand drive example presented in Lightening Silver with a matching Phantom Grey leather interior and stitching. The fascia trim has a carbon finish and brake calipers, grey. Options include rear parking sensors, an integrated telephone system and satnav, tyre pressure monitoring and Armourfend on the front bumper - so no stone chips there. There is only one recorded owner and it comes complete with a full main agent service history. Offered through Aston Martin Newport Pagnell, this very tidy example is in excellent order throughout.
Previous lotLot 171 - 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
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