Lot 191 - 2004 Aston Martin DB9 Volante
|Odometer reading||62,850 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £29,000|
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 very nice example is presented in black with cream leather interior, which is arguably the best colour combination. The car comes with a good service history, having been looked after by Grange Motors and Aston Martin specialists (Rikki Cann) with the most recent service having been carried out in August 2019 at 61,200 miles by Nicholas Mee with an invoice totalling £6,060 which is included in the paperwork. In 2014, at the expense of £7,600 the car benefitted from some bodywork and mechanical/electrical and interior improvements and supporting documents for this are included in the history file. A full engine rebuild was carried out at 59,000 miles in 2016/17 costing £23,000 and the car has travelled a mere 300 miles since. This recent expenditure ensures many miles ahead of good motoring. It comes with its service book with many stamps and handbooks, spare key and Aston wallet which is also included. Great for the summer ahead and has been well looked after according to the paperwork. The car is also supplied with a fresh MoT test certificate.
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