2003 ASTON MARTIN DB7 GTA
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 131
Year : 2003
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : TBC (plate to be retained)
Chassis No. : SCFAD12323K304128
Engine No. : AM2/04250
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Unveiled 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 grill, new fog/side/indicator lights and imposing 18
wheels. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a
special trim shop at Newport Pagnell where the carpet and wood
veneers were also prepared. With the launch of the new V12 engine
in the DB7 Vantage, production of the earlier straight-six DB7
ended in mid-1999. In 2002, a new variant was launched, named V12
GT or V12 GTA when equipped with an automatic transmission. It was
essentially an improved version of the Vantage, its V12 engine
producing 420bhp. Additionally, the GT and GTA chassis had
substantially updated suspension from the DB7 Vantage models.
Aesthetically, compared to the Vantage it has a mesh front grille,
vents in the bonnet, a boot spoiler, an aluminium gear lever,
optional carbon fibre trim and new wheels. It also has 14 front
and 13 rear vented disc brakes by Brembo. Production of the GTA
was extremely limited with only 112 vehicles manufactured
worldwide.

Originally registered on 11th October 2003, this
Aston Martin DB7 GTA has been owned by the current vendor since
June 2012. A very knowledgeable car enthusiast, he searched long
and hard for an example as good as this. A comprehensive history
accompanies the DB7; the car having been supplied by Murray Motor
Company in Edinburgh, they carried out the first few of services.
Stratstone in Derby then carried out three services before the car
dropped into the hands of specialists. The vendor purchased the car
from highly respected McGurk Performance Cars in Warwickshire and
has recently commissioned £2,423 worth of work including a service
and new rear brakes. This low mileage GTA is finished in silver
with charcoal leather trim and is supplied with a V5C registration
document and a current MoT test certificate valid until
22nd May 2017, together with the original service books.
A stunning looking vehicle that sounds superb.    
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170