2001 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VANTAGE VOLANTE
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 223
Year : 2001
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : GN51 NNE
Chassis No. : SCFAB32391K402310
Engine No. : AM2/02354
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Introduced in 1993 to the public, the handsome new DB7 was Aston
Martin's first six cylinder model since production of the DBS had
finished in 1971. Styled by Ian Callum, its lines were evocative of
earlier Aston Martin models and elements of the DB4/5/6 could be
seen in its design. Arguably one of the most attractive looking
cars ever produced by Aston Martin, the DB7 was well received and
attracted new customers worldwide with its traditional layout of
the curvaceous two-door coupé body and powerful six or
twelve-cylinder engine.

At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the
six litre Cosworth designed and built V12 engine with 24 valve
heads, developing 420bhp and limited to 185mph. Other changes
included chassis and braking upgrades, the much more powerful
engine demanding greater quantities of air intake and cooling, as
well as uprated brakes. Ian Callum enlarged the grill, added fog
lamps and re-styled the valances to give the car a more aggressive
look.

This DB7 was the subject of a legal dispute, the result being
that Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell has been asked to oversee its
sale. It has, unfortunately, has no paperwork or service schedule.
A new V5C is applied for and two sets of keys come with it and with
just 42,000 recorded, the condition has been described as good
despite it listed as a category D insurance claim. This automatic,
righthand drive model presents in Obsidian Black with a contrasting
Parchment interior, the soft-top is also black with a Parchment
alcantara lining. With effort, the opportunity exists to recreate
the history of this example and, in the meantime, represents
extraordinary value for money.

Interested parties may like to know that
Autolign-Inspections are able to de-categorise a CAT C or D car
subject to their inspection.

http://www.autolign-inspections.co.uk
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170