H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 96
Year : 2003
Engine Size : 5935cc
Colour : Chiltern Green
Interior : Black
Registration No. : KXS 4
Chassis No. : SCFAB12393K303817
Engine No. : AM2/03902
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- 1 of just 60 UK supplied examples (from a total production run of 112 cars)
- 6 litre V12 engine rated at 420bhp / 400lbft, five-speed 'Touchtronic' automatic transmission
- Manufacturer claimed 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and 165mph (limited)
- Reportedly 1 of just 4 finished in this colour, 23,000 miles, 'FSH', new front discs / pads
According to the vendor, the apparently immaculate GTA now being sold is '100 percent original' and has covered just 23,227 miles from new - a fact supported by the car's full service history. The last full service was carried out in 2015 but the front brake discs and pads have been replaced as recently as July this year. Finished in Metallic Green and trimmed in Black leather, the sale car is one of just 60 such home market examples from a total run of 112 cars, and reputedly one of only four GTAs finished in this discreetly-elegant colour. The vendor acquired the Aston in September 2014 and currently views the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, 420bhp 12-cylinder engine and five-speed Touchtronic transmission as all being in 'excellent' order. With a 0-60mph capability of 5.1 seconds and (limited) top speed of 165mph readily on tap, this is a British classic to savour and, at 23,227 miles, is barely run in. Complete with Sat/Nav and MOT into September 2017 it represents a rare opportunity to acquire a princely example of one of the last of the V12 DB7s.
Penned by Ian Callum, the all new DB7 made its debut at the 1993 Geneva Salon where its svelte lines and attractive specification caused quite a stir. By the time it was replaced by the DB9 more than 7,000 examples had been manufactured - by far the highest production figure for any Aston made to that date. The V12 GT and GTA (when equipped with automatic transmission) versions of the V12 DB7 were introduced in 2002 and were essentially improved versions of the Vantage. They featured substantially updated suspension, vented Brembo disc brakes, and such pleasing cosmetic touches as mesh front grille, bonnet vents, boot spoiler, alloy gear lever, optional carbonfibre trim and restyled alloy wheels.