2001 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VANTAGE
- Only 11.897 Kms since new
- Absolutely unique new condition (never drove in the rain)
- One owner since new
- Manual gearbox
- Full service handbook
The DB7 series first came out in 1994 as a base series, positioned below the custom-built V8 Virage series. It shared some resources with the Jaguar XJS and also the Jaguar XJ220. However, the DB7 was surely a degree higher than Jaguar in terms of price and luxury quotient.
At the 1999 Geneva Auto Show, Aston Martin launched a top end version in the DB7 series, which was became popular as the DB7 Vantage. This vehicle was in-production till 2004.
Building on the success of the in-line 6 cylinder DB7 the new Vantage models featured an all new 420bhp, 6.0 litre V12 engine, with a choice of 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic gearbox.
In addition to the new powertrain the Vantage model had more aggressive styling, with a bigger front grille, new fog/side/indicator lights and imposing 18” wheels with Bridgestone S02 tyres.
The DB7 Vantage had real worldwide appeal and set new standards of power, refinement and reliability for handmade luxury sports cars.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This DB7 is not just an ordinary DB7. The car is EXTREMELY unique because of the amazing condition of the car.
The car was bought new by a German gentlemen at the Aston Martin dealer in Dusseldorf.
He received the DB7 at the 5th of December 2001. The gentlemen ordered the Aston Martin in the superb black color combination with some extra options like an umbrella and chrome pedals.
He also ordered the car with the manual gearbox which is the most fantastic feature on this car.
Due to the extremely low kilometers, the Aston is in a wonderful and impressive condition. It really is a collectors example in a unique condition.
The former owner never drove the Aston Martin in the rain and therefore the Aston is probably more impressive from underneath as on the top. If we look from underneath, everything is as new. The suspension, the axles, everything is as the Aston was delivered yesterday.
The Aston is complete with all service and small handbooks. This is rather unique as well because most of the time the small books are missing.
The exterior color has been very tastefully chosen in Bowland Black. This color suits the Aston Martin very well.
Due to the low kilometres the paintwork is in excellent order with hardly a blemish to note. There are even no stonechips.
The wheels are even as new from the inside and it is immediately clear that the condition of this Aston is unique.
No scratch, no dent, just completely as new.
Also the windows are without any scratches and due to the fact that the Aston has always been stored inside, the rubbers are all in a good order/shape.
The only minor detail which needs to be mentioned are the inside of the lamps which are slightly dirty. A typical Aston Martin DB7 issue which is time consuming but a very small detail on this car.
The interior of the DB7 is as pleasing to the eye as the exterior. The shape of the interior was designed by Scottish designer Ian Callum and has been hailed as the best looking British car since the Jaguar E-type.
It’s as if the stylist has taken the classic Aston shape and smoothed off the sharp edges; the result is very elegant.
The leather and walnut-trimmed cockpit is beautiful with proper, thick Connolly hide and matching piping.
The interior is due to the low mileage in a unique condition as well. We have never seen such a nice interior in an Aston Martin DB7. This is mainly because of the high quality of the leather which is used in these cars. The high quality leather which is used is very nice but also gets very quickly damaged because of the softness of the leather. Compare the seats with very expensive men shoes. The more expensive they are, the more soft the leather but the quicker they are damaged.
This interior is completely as new without any signs of wearing.
This is absolutely unique!
The Aston Martin DB7 is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. It is amazing to drive this car. The sound of the engine but also the handling is extraordinary.
The manual gearbox makes the car even more impressive to drive.
We have had many DB7’s but this is definitely 1 of the best driving examples. Everything feels to be as new.
The gearbox is shifting smoothly although the clutch is not the easiest due to the fact that the powerful 12 cilinder engine has to be regulated with just 1 feet.
The DB7 is a car which can be used on a daily base and every time she is parked one will look back and enjoy the fabulous lines of the car.
Altogether this specific DB7 is very unique, due to it’s incredibly low amount of kilometers and as new condition.