Lot 133 - 2004 Aston Martin DB9
|Odometer reading||32,370 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £39,200|
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 six 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 lovely low mileage example is presented in Chiltern Green with light Stone leather interior and comes with a full Aston Martin service history, including a fully stamped service handbook. The last full service was carried out by Lancaster Aston Martin less than two thousand miles ago. Its interior is nicely finished with walnut cappings on the doors and facia, satellite navigation, parking sensor and tyre pressure monitor. A timeless classic with exhilarating performance and with only 32,370 miles.
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