Lot 236 - 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
|Odometer reading||47,500 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £20,000|
- Comprehensive service history
- Desirable CDF colour combination
Launched 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 and indicator lights and imposing 18” wheels.
Presented in Canna Di Fucile, a Ferrari colourway commonly referred to as CDF, with a black leather trim and charcoal piping which matches the carpets and the dash is finished with walnut veneer, this 2001 Vantage boasts just 47,500 miles from new. The bodywork is described as very good with the wheels equally unmarked and a bonus in a classic car, the radio has been uprated to accommodate Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity.
The history boasts a comprehensive Aston Martin dealer and specialist service history but for a few gaps in the earlier years when our vendor believers the car was SORN, also found in the file is the original Aston Martin communication confirming the desirable colour combination. Recent works include all 12 coil packs replaced in 2019 and in July 2020 the underside rust protection was renewed, front suspension overhauled, and lower wishbone bushes and road springs replaced along with the alternator, the spring pans, radius arm bushes and N/S/R and O/S/R outer fulcrum bearings. The Vapour management valves, and purge valves were replaced in November 2021 and the handbrake system was overhauled coupled to new shoes in September 2021. In October 2022, the idler pulley, tensioner belt drive, FEAD drive belt and flat Idler pulley were all replaced with the gear selector lever and assembly along with the front O/S subframe v-mounts and engine earth cable. Today the V12 DB7 is still an achingly gorgeous sportscar and this example is specified in an unusually subtle colour combination. Very attractively priced, this is a stunning example of a collectable Aston Martin.
Previous lotLot 235 - 2002 DAX Tojeiro
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