Lot 141 - 2004 Aston Martin DB9 Coupé
|Odometer reading||32,850 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,362|
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.
Originally registered on 23rd September 2004, this handsome Aston Martin is in the splendid colour combination of Chiltern Green with light Stone leather interior. A comprehensive service history accompanies this DB9, the last service carried out some 2,000 miles ago. The interior of an Aston Martin is an area of beauty synonymous with such a prestigious marque, this example is no exception with ample walnut and leather. Benefitting from satellite navigation, parking sensors and tyre pressure monitors, this Aston Martin is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 26th April 2019. A true classic with exhilarating performance and with only 32,850 miles on the clock.
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