Lot 233 - 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante
|Odometer reading||63,500 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,920|
The DB9 was the star of the 2003 Frankfurt Motor show where it was unveiled to the public for the very first time. The DB9 was powered by a third generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre, V12 and had a top speed of 186mph. It 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 were bonded with strong adhesives and self-piercing rivets to make a lightweight but stiff backbone. Aston Martins have always made the interior of their cars to be very special places. Beautifully tailored with the finest of materials, the DB9 uses Bridge of Weir leather, aluminium and wood. The use of wood in the interior was different from previous Aston Martins with customers offered a choice of walnut, mahogany or bamboo.
This delightful DB9 Volante is finished in Onyx Black with Obsidian interior and a black mohair hood. A good history accompanies this Aston Martin, clearly this has been a well looked after example. The familiar roar of the V12 engine is evocative in itself, but it’s when the car is driven on the open road that it really comes to life. Comfort, speed, presence and prestige all come together with these cars. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate, this example combines both classic Aston Martin styling with the reliability that one has come to expect from this luxury brand.
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