Lot 244 - 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
|Odometer reading||54,656 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £33,000|
- Fabulous history file
- Full Aston Martin service history
Introduced in 1993 to the public, the handsome new DB7 was 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. At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the six litre Cosworth-designed and built V12 engine, developing 420bhp and accelerating from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed limited to 185mph. Ian Callum enlarged the grille, added fog lamps and restyled the valances to give the car a more aggressive look.
Presented in the beautiful shade of Mendip Blue with matching blue hood, this example is complemented by a Parchment, full leather, interior with Antrim Blue stitching and walnut veneers. The specification is of its time and includes heated electric leather seats, electric windows and mirrors, electric folding roof, Touchtronic gearbox, air conditioning, Alpine Hi-Fi with boot mounted six CD player and unmarked alloys shod with, virtually new, Bridgestone Potenza tyres.
The car has covered just 54,696 miles in its 18 years and has had four former keepers who have lavished money on it to maintain its pristine condition. It has an entire Aston Martin main dealer service history with Murray Motor Company, Stratstone Aston Amersham and latterly, the renowned, Aston Martin Works service department in Newport Pagnell, where it underwent a front end strip and refit to repaint stone chips followed by a full body polish. The amazing service history is contained in the stamped handbook and accompanied by a file full of bills and receipts including, but not limited to, replacement tyres, brake calipers and discs, engine sump seal, front lower wishbone bushes, front anti-roll bar drop link bushes, front suspension V mount, final drive output bearings and front shock absorbers, totalling over £7,500. Other receipts for servicing and parts including pads, wheel bearings, coil packs, radiator and more, totalling a further £20,000. Potential new owners should be aware that Aston Martin now offers a fixed price Heritage Service Programme and going forward the annual cost is a much more reasonable at £886 including VAT.
The condition of the car is fabulous and everything works. The hood is unmarked with no rips, tears or creases and wear to the interior is minimal as it has been re-connolised. The battery has been replaced and there is a trickle charge cable fitted. We are informed the car starts on the button and roars into life at the first time of asking. An MoT test certificate until May 2020 is offered with the car and it is also presented with tonneau cover, full handbook pack and stereo manuals, a file of bills and receipts and two original keys with fobs. The intoxicating V12 alone is enough to encourage any red blooded male but coupled to the gorgeous body, few could not covet this lovely example.
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