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Sold for: £24,750
The DB7 Vantage was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, with a 6 litre V12, 48 valve engine producing 420bhp and 400 lbs/ft. of torque. The car was offered by the factory either, as a manual (with Tremec T56 6 speed) or Auto (ZF 5 Speed) transmission. The car was the first really quick DB7, after the original lacklustre straight six offered from launch was eventually dropped. Both suspension and brakes were uprated on the new Vantage and the car was extremely well received by the motoring press who appreciated the significantly increased performance and the handling improvements. Offered here, is a very early UK specification DB7 Vantage V12 Automatic supplied new in 1999. The car is supplied with a full service history from a mix of Aston Martin main dealers and recognised independent specialists such as Chiltern Aston Centre and Christian Lewis. The mileage is currently reading 73,470 miles and is supported by previous MoT Certificates and service records. More recently this example benefitted from new trailing arms and bushes and the floor pans have also been replaced, a known weak spot on the DB7 and, in addition, new front discs and pads have been fitted within the last 1,000 miles. A large number of invoices are present in the history file and the service book is stamped almost every year since 1999. This example is finished in the very rare factory colour combination of Sutherland Red with black leather seats. The car was specified from new with 18" alloy wheels, a multi-CD player, heated electric seats, Alcantara headlining, full walnut dash, x2 sets of Keys, electric mirrors, tool kit and air conditioning (currently blowing cold). Among the many stand out features of this Aston is the quality of the, fairly rare, Sutherland Red paintwork which retains a superb shine enhanced by superb panel fit. The interior also presents well with only minor wear to the driver's bolster, the engine bay is excellent and the wheels are in very good condition. Despite its slightly higher mileage, we feel this DB7 Vantage represents incredible value and offers a stunning opportunity to enter the rarefied world of Aston Martin ownership.