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Sold for: £49,500
Launched at the 2003 Frankfurt motor show, the exceptional Aston Martin DB9 promised to be one of the most sought after supercars of the decade. Henrik Fisker's flowing design retained all the good looks of its predecessor, the highly acclaimed DB7. Weight was kept low by the use of aluminium and composites for the bodywork while power from the V12 was a healthy 450bhp which provided the Aston with acceleration to 100mph from standstill in only 10 seconds, then on to a near 190mph maximum speed. Weight distribution was a perfect 50:50 thanks to the front-mid engine layout with a rear-mounted sequential transmission. This right-hand drive DB9 Volante was sold new in 2005 by Stratstone of Wilmslow and has covered a mere 12,800 miles since then. Purchased by our vendor with just 64 miles on the clock, it's presented in pristine condition inside and out. The service history is equally impressive, substantiating the low mileage and providing reassurance that the car has been maintained carefully by our vendor. There is a total of 10 stamps in the service book, all bar one, by main dealer Stratton Motor Company and the latest service was carried out at last month. The bodywork is finished in Onyx Black and all panels are free from ripples or evidence of damage or repair. The paintwork retains a deep shine and the colour perfectly suits the subtle lines of the DB9. The interior is finished in black leather and complements the paintwork beautifully. The leather is blemish free and the carpets look factory fresh. The soft top is in good condition with virtually no blemishes to the canvas or headlining and the roof operating system works without fault at the push of a button. The engine is in fine health, fires up with haste and sounds throaty yet civilised, and the gearbox operates correctly and offers seamless gear changes in both automatic mode or using the paddles. On the road, the car handles sublimely and is remarkably refined over even the bumpiest of terrain. No untoward noises or knocks can be felt or heard and the car tracks perfectly true with no vibration. This DB9 Volante represents an ideal opportunity to acquire a fabulous low mileage Aston Martin at a fraction of its cost when new.