Lot 224 - 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Volante
|Odometer reading||61,000 miles|
|Estimate||£34,000 - £38,000|
- Lovely Example
- Full service history
- Rare Works Visual Dynamic rear lights upgrade
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 400 ft lb of torque accelerating from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed 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 desirable V12 Volante model looks fantastic in its Mendip blue paint with Parchment and blue piped interior and dark blue mohair hood. The 5.9 litre V12 reportedly runs beautifully and drives incredibly well through its 5 speed automatic gearbox. The quality of this car can be seen as well through its comprehensive service history that has been regularly carried out by Aston Works and main dealers. The car was last serviced in June 2017, comes with a fresh MoT test certificate and is supplied with a V5C registration document as well as comprehensive service file and owners manuals. The car also benefits from rare upgraded Works Visual Dynamic rear lights, tracker and factory ordered sports exhaust adding to the already impressive soundtrack. This timeless beauty is no doubt ready to take pride of place in any discerning collection.
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