Lot 149 - 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

Lot 149 - 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

Lot 149 - 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

Lot Number 149
Registration NJ51 HDZ
Chassis Number SCFAB32361K402393
Engine Number AM2/02445
Odometer reading 48,000 miles
Estimate £21,000 - £26,000

In 1999, the more powerful DB7, V12 Vantage was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. Its 5.9 litre, 48-valve, V12 engine produced 420bhp and 400lb/ft of torque. Aston Martin claimed it had a top speed of 165mph and would accelerate from 0–60mph in 4.9 seconds. The chassis was extensively redesigned and improved to cope with an almost 33% increase in power. Bigger Brembo brakes, new front wishbones and a now double-wishbone set-up at the back were more than enough to handle a V12 that was soon to appear in the Vanquish. Ian Callum was in charge of styling revisions and the inherent beauty of the original DB7 was made more masculine with revised flanks, new sills, a new rear bumper and a wider front grille. The latter was a necessity, to allow more cooling air to the much more powerful engine. Inside, a red starter button was incorporated into the centre console, close to a new analogue clock that replaced the previous model’s digital one. The new sports seats were more comfortable, gave better support when driving as hard as the latest car was capable and also allowed greater interior space.

Originally registered on 5th November 2001, this DB7 Vantage is finished in Stronsay Silver with contrasting Pacific Blue and pale grey hide interior with navy blue Wilton carpet throughout. This is a well maintained example with 13 stamps in the service book. The car presents exceedingly well and has clearly been very well cared for throughout its 21 years on British roads. We are advised the car drives with no known faults. This a great specification vehicle with Touchtronic transmission, electric Mohair hood, electric heated seats and an a fully adjustable steering column. Supplied with a V5 registration document, the original service books and a current MoT test certificate valid until 23rd May 2023.
This delightful example has the desirable combination of V12 power and soundtrack coupled with sumptuous luxury and effortless acceleration.

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