The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

Lot No.: 458

Registration: R20 AMV
Chassis Number: SCFAB3232YK40025
Engine Number: AM2/00446
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5935
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Sold for (£): 37,125

Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7 in 1999. Sporting a Cosworth designed, 5.9 litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp, the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. The V12 had a serious appetite for air compared to its 6-cylinder predecessor, demanding a larger intake and other modifications to the frontal airflow were made to aid cooling. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades to cope with the increased performance, and Ian Callum enlarged the grille, added fog lamps, and restyled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell, where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. The 5.9 Litre V12 Vantage Volante, costing over £100,000 at its launch, remained in production until 2004.

Presented to auction in one of the most attractive colour combinations of Antrim Blue with Parchment hide, this superb DB7 Vantage Volante car was first registered on the 16th December 1999. Purchased by our vendor in April 2015, the car sat alongside the family’s Jaguar XJ220 and early E-Type. Heavily involved in his thriving motorsport business, our vendor has enjoyed the car sparingly, only covering some 3,000 miles in two years, and the current odometer reading of a shade under 32,000 miles is corroborated by the following service records:

31/1/2000 at 1,588 miles – Lancaster Aston Martin, Sevenoaks

30/5/2000 at 2,822 - Lancaster Aston Martin, Sevenoaks

30/10/2000 at 3,433 - Lancaster Aston Martin, Sevenoaks

16/5/2001 at 4,621 – Stratstone Aston Martin, London

13/12/2001 at 4,954 - Lancaster Aston Martin, Sevenoaks

4/10/2002 at 5,232 - Lancaster Aston Martin, Sevenoaks

12/3/2004 at 6,070 – Stratstone Aston Martin, London

12/7/2005 at 7,871 – Broughtons Aston Martin of Cheltenham

27/7/2006 at 8,725 – Broughtons Aston Martin of Cheltenham

11/2/2008 at 11,576 – Chiltern Aston Centre, Hertfordshire

25/9/2008 at 13,825 – Chiltern Aston Centre, Hertfordshire

4/3/2009 at 14,365 – Chiltern Aston Centre, Hertfordshire

7/10/2009 at 16,453 – Chiltern Aston Centre, Hertfordshire

1/3/2010 at 17,763 – Nicholas Mee Aston Martin Heritage, London

7/3/2011 at 22,965 – Nicholas Mee Aston Martin Heritage, London

30/4/2012 at 24,423 – Chiltern Aston Centre, Hertfordshire

10/4/2014 at 25,924 – Chiltern Aston Centre, Hertfordshire

22/2/2017 at 31,021 – Desmond J. Smail Aston Martin, Buckinghamshire

The car will be supplied with a fresh MOT and the private registration number R20 AMV is generously included.