2000 Aston Martin DB7 VantageSOLD

Coys Spring Auction - Royal Horticultural Hall - London - February 27, 2007

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Estimate: £26,000-32,000

Sold £35,288

The DB7 was a grand tourer made by Aston Martin from September 1994 to December 2003. It was available either as a coupé or a convertible and debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 1993. The six-cylinder DB7 replaced the lower Aston Martin V8 models, placing below the hand-built V8 Virage introduced a few years earlier. The DB7 was the most successful Aston Martin model ever, with more than 7,000 built before it was replaced by the DB9. The DB7 was styled by Ian Callum and it is widely considered one of the most beautiful and timeless of automotive designs. Known internally as the NPX project, it was designed to replace the twenty-year-old Aston Martin V8 and was made mostly with the resources from Jaguar and had the financial backing of the Ford Motor Company, owner of Aston Martin since 1988. The DB7's platform is an evolution of the Jaguar XJS's, though with many changes. With production of the Virage (soon re-christened V8 Vantage) continuing at Newport Pagnell, a new factory was acquired at Bloxham, Oxfordshire where every DB7 would be built throughout its production run. Works Service provided a special Driving Dynamics package, which greatly enhanced performance and handling for drivers who wanted more than the standard configuration. In 1999, the more powerful DB7 V12 Vantage was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. Its 6.0 litre, 48-valve, V12 engine produces 420 bhp and 400 ft-lb of torque. It was available with either a TREMEC T-56 six speed manual or a ZF 5HP30 five speed automatic gearbox. Aston Martin claims it has a top speed of either 185 mph with the manual gearbox or 165 mph with the automatic gearbox and will accelerate from 0-62 mph in five seconds. This most elegant of British supercars is presented here in the highly desirable metallic blue colour with contrasting magnolia leather interior and blue trim. It has been looked after for the majority of its life by Aston Martin main dealers and latterly by Aston Martin specialists, Heritage Ian Mason Aston Martin with a comprehensive service history right back to its build date. There are bills to substantiate the on-going works as and when required, including new brakes and shock absorbers all round in 2005. With a brand new MoT as well as UK registration certificate supplied, this elegant car looks good at any angle.

Reference Number 7180

as of 2/16/2007

Car 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
VIN SCFAB1238YK3000592