Lot 245: Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Coupé
Introduced in March 1999, the DB7 Vantage was an exciting new model powered by a state-of-the-art, all-alloy V12 engine - the first of its kind in a production Aston Martin. This 6.0-litre, quad-cam, 48-valve unit produced 420bhp and 400lb/ft of torque while meeting all current and projected emissions regulations. There was a choice of two alternative transmissions: a new six-speed manual or ZF five-speed automatic with manually selectable ratios. A top speed of 185mph was claimed for the Vantage coupé. The existing six-cylinder DB7 bodyshell was re-engineered to accommodate the new V12 engine/transmission package, resulting in a stiffer structure exceeding all contemporary crash test requirements, while the suspension was developed specifically for this new model. The 15" diameter wheels too were unique to the Vantage, which also featured cross-drilled and ventilated Brembo brakes equipped with ABS. Notwithstanding all the DB7 Vantage's high-tech attributes, its makers had not lost sight of customer expectations of what constituted an Aston Martin. Thus the Vantage's hand crafted interior featured traditional Connolly hide upholstery and could be trimmed and equipped to individual customer requirements. All the usual luxury fittings came as standard while clients could choose from an extensive list of options. This automatic transmission DB7 Vantage has covered only some 58,500-or-so miles from new and comes with full Stratstone Aston Martin service history. The current vendor has owned the Aston since August 2006 and there have been two previous owners. Finished in Solway Grey with black leather interior, the car is described as in generally good condition, benefiting from a Stratstone service only some 150 miles ago. This fully documented DB7 Vantage is offered with the aforementioned service records, MoT/Tax to August 2013 and Swansea V5C document.
The Aston Martin Works Sale|
Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£24150|
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