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Lot 248: Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage GT Coupé

The Aston Martin Works Sale, Bonhams (18 May 2013)

The beautiful car offered here is an example of the limited edition Vantage GT, an enhanced version of the Vantage introduced in 2002, some two years before production ceased. In GT form the 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 435bhp and 410lb/ft of torque, which represented improvements over the standard Vantage of 15bhp and 10lb/ft respectively. External distinguishing features consisted of a mesh front grille, bonnet vents, a boot spoiler and five-spoke 18" wheels, while beneath the skin there was stiffened suspension and upgraded Brembo brakes. Lowered overall gearing made for improved acceleration, reducing the 0-60mph time to a little under 5 seconds, while the top speed of 185mph remained unchanged. This package of enhancements increased the GT's price to £104,500, making it some 10% more expensive that the standard model. First registered in November 2002, ahead of general sale, 'OY52 TEO' was retained by Aston Martin as a demonstrator and show car before passing to the current vendor, its first and only private owner, in December 2004 at 1,700 miles. According to AML, it is one of only 21 finished in the Vertigo Blue promotional colour out of 190 made. The Vantage was purchased via Lancaster Aston Martin in Sevenoaks and since acquisition has been kept garaged in West Hampstead, London and driven every year, albeit sparingly. A total of only 30,400 miles is currently displayed on the odometer. Apparently, this was the car featured on BBC Television's 'Top Gear' programme and driven by 'The Stig'. Several years ago it was driven by an AM test driver who said it was the fastest DB7 model he had experienced and went like a rocket. We are advised that it still does. 'OY52 TEO' comes with full service history with Aston Martin Works Service up to 2010 and subsequently with Aston Service London. It was serviced recently and is MoT'd to April 2014. Sadly, a back condition has made driving too uncomfortable for the vendor, who is parting with his Vantage GT only with great reluctance. A rare Aston Martin, this very special Vantage GT is offered with sundry bills, old-style logbook, current road fund licence and Swansea V5C document.

Lot Details
Auction The Aston Martin Works Sale
Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
Lot Number248
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£28500
Hammer Price (inc premium)£32775
Condition rating
Registration numberOY52 TEO
Chassis numberSCFAB12803K303463
Engine numberAM2/03563
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Engine - cylinders
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