Lot 202 - 2003 Aston Martin DB7 GT
|Chassis Number||SCFAD12313K 304096|
|Odometer reading||45,830 miles|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £49,000|
- From a private collection
- Desirable colour combination
- Desirable manual example
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1993, the Ian Callum styled DB7 began production in 1994 at a new factory in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. It was engineered in conjunction with Tom Walkinshaw's TWR group who built the new supercharged six-cylinder engine. In 1999, the new DB7 Vantage with a V12 engine was revealed. It didn't just bring a new powertrain but more aggressive styling with a bigger front grille, new fog/side/indicator lights and imposing 18" wheels. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. With the launch of the new V12 engine in the DB7 Vantage, production of the earlier straight-six DB7 ended in mid-1999. In 2002, a new variant was launched, named V12 GT or V12 GTA when equipped with an automatic transmission. It was essentially an improved version of the Vantage, its V12 engine producing 420bhp. Additionally, the GT and GTA chassis had substantially updated suspension from the DB7 Vantage models. Aesthetically, compared to the Vantage it has a mesh front grille, vents in the bonnet, a boot spoiler, an aluminium gear lever, optional carbon fibre trim and new wheels. It also has 14" front and 13" rear vented disc brakes by Brembo.
This wonderful example presented in Solway Grey over a blue leather interior was delivered new on 14th April 2003 by P. J. Evans of Birmingham to a John Hardy who registered the car in his company name, Contract Appliances of Coalville, Leicestershire. The DB7 GT was maintained and serviced by P. J. Evans until it was sold to a Barry Surtees of Brighton when the car was just a year old. The Aston remained in Brighton until February 2006 when it was acquired by its next owner, an Aston Martin enthusiast and collector in Surrey who maintained the DB7 GT to a high standard. Acquired by our vendor in 2015, the Aston has resided in his private collection and has been used occasionally during his tenure. Offered with a sizeable history file including records of previous MoT test certificates, service records and various sundry invoices, it is in good order throughout and presents very well; the manual gearbox and engine are said to be in good working order. This example is offered in a very attractive colour combination and is an opportunity not to be missed.
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