Lot 262 - 2004 Aston Martin DB9

Lot 262 - 2004 Aston Martin DB9

Lot 262 - 2004 Aston Martin DB9

Lot Number 262
Registration RX04 CVZ
Chassis Number SCFAC01A05GA00098
Engine Number AM0400331
Odometer reading 74,028 miles
Result Sold - £21,906

The sleek superformed aluminium body of the DB9 was initially designed by Ian Callum but had also been significantly influenced by the next director of AM design, Hendrik Fisker. It was powered by a third generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre, V12 and has a top speed of 186mph. The DB9 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 are bonded with strong adhesives and self-piercing rivets to make a lightweight but stiff backbone. The DB9 body shell weighed 25% less than that of the DB7 but has double its torsional rigidity. This process also allowed Aston Martin to retain high levels of engineering accuracy in producing a car at a higher volume, ensuring chassis performance to match the engine power. Aston Martins have always made the interior of their cars to be very special places. The fine detail of finishing is typified by the starter button made of glass and sand etched with the Aston Martin wings logo.

This example is presented in dark metallic blue with cream leather interior, which is arguably the best colour combination. It comes with a service record from 2004 to 2017 where it shows servicing from various Aston Martin specialists. The present owner has had the car professionally stored whiles in his ownership and hardly driven it hence his decision to sell. These cars are a joy to drive, emitting a very throaty staccato sound from the characterful V12 engine, whether cruising on a wave of torque or wringing it out in fast road driving. This fabulous sports car can now be purchased at a fraction of its original sale price when new and still looks stunning.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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