1995 Aston Martin DB7SOLD

1995 Aston Martin DB7

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Registration No: M347PKM Engine No: AM1/0100011 CC: 3239 Colour: Met. Red Trim Colour: Parchment/Burgundy MOT: April 2010

Reference Number 52402

as of 9/29/2009

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Car 1995 Aston Martin DB7
VIN SCFAA1116RK100010 
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Known History

Although Victor Gauntlett had long mooted the idea, it to took the arrival of Ford money and TWR Group know-how for a new generation, `small' Aston Martin to become reality. Introduced at the March 1993 Geneva Salon - albeit deliveries did not start until late the following year - the newcomer had been subjected to more testing and development work than any of the marque's previous models. Indeed under the watchful eye of Engineering Director, Rod Mansfield, Project NPX (as the nascent DB7 was labelled) got through some thirty prototypes. Based around a steel semi-monocoque chassis the production version was equipped with all-round independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and power assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Derived from a proven Jaguar unit, the DB7's 3239cc DOHC straight-six engine boasted four valves per cylinder, Zytec multi-point fuel injection and an Eaton supercharger. Credited with developing 335bhp and 360lbft, it was allied to five-speed manual transmission as standard and reputedly enabled the Aston Martin to sprint from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and reach 161mph. However, it was the way the fixed-head coupe looked, rather than its performance potential, which wowed the public. Finished in Cherry Red metallic with Parchment leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "very good" condition with regard to its engine, manual gearbox, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Reportedly "supplied new by Lancaster Sevenoaks on 30th November 1995", 'M347 PKM' is further understood to possess "a full AM dealer / specialist service history" as well as the following extras: "Nardi wooden rim steering wheel (original also supplied), wooden gearknob, stainless steel exhaust, stainless mesh upper grille, tracker system, 10-CD autochanger and Nokia Bluetooth handsfree system". Stated to have had six owners and covered some 67,700 miles from new, the coupe was apparently "last serviced by the Aston Workshop of County Durham at 65,389 miles". Riding on correct-type alloy wheels shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres, this striking DB7 is accompanied by numerous maintenance invoices and MOT certificate valid until April 2010.