2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
Low mileage example; fresh MOT; service history; on offer from a deceased estate; investment potential; great reg number V12 VGE included
"Short of rowing for Oxford at the Henley Regatta with a double Tanqueray and tonic balanced on your knee, there are few experiences more acutely British than climbing into an Aston Martin DB7." As Car and Driver reported in September 1996, the DB7 set new standards for the world's most famous brand and went on to become the most successful Aston ever, with more than 7,000 made before it was replaced by the DB9 in 2003. Impeccably styled by Ian Callum, the DB7 is also widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cars of all time.
At first the car was only available with a 3.2-litre straight-six, but in 1999 a Vantage model with a 6.0-litre V12 was launched that now boasted a massive 420bhp – sufficient to crack the 60mph barrier in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 186mph in manual form (the automatic was limited to 165mph).
Some 25 years down the line and the car still has a good reputation for reliability, a rare quality in a supercar of this performance.
Dating from 2001, this V12 Vantage Volante Auto comes to us from a deceased estate. Last changing hands in 2014, it has had four previous keepers and has still only covered some 58,400 miles from new.
Sold new by Paramount of Derby, the service book has 11 stamps to 57,531 in 2016 plus the initial Pdi. The history file includes a bill of sale dating from 2006 to its previous owner and invoices from Lancaster Reading and design XKR during his ownership.
The car subsequently visited Aston Martin Works in 2014, as well as local Tram-Inn garage for new rear discs and pads as well as waxoiling the bodywork.
In September of this year it was fitted with a new battery and the alloy wheels were refurbished, plus further work was undertaken for its MOT which expires in September 2022 and shows no advisories. The bill for this work totalled some £2,850 and included two new 'in-tank' fuel pumps, new handbrake cables, handbrake shoes and a new alloy radiator (£720 alone).
This impressive 6.0-litre V12 Aston Convertible has clearly been maintained by caring owners and comes with the very appropriate registration V12 VGE which will have a significant value on its own.
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