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2003 Aston Martin DB7 GT

Lot No.: 518

Registration: Not Specified
Chassis Number: SCFAD123X3K303979
Engine Number: AM2A/00156
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5935
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Sold for (£): 50,063

In 2002, a new variant of the DB7 was launched, named the V12 GT or GTA when equipped with automatic transmission. Its V12 engine produced 435 bhp and 410 lb·ft of torque in the manual car, although the automatic GTA retained the 420 bhp and 400 lb·ft of torque of the standard DB7 Vantage. Additionally, the GT and GTA chassis had substantially uprated suspension from the DB7 Vantage models, The tub was stiffened by 20% and special attention was paid to the aerodynamic balance with the adoption of additional sweeps for the undertray, wheel arch liner extensions and a revised boot lid spoiler which enhanced the new look. These additions helped to reduce lift by almost 50%.

Aesthetically, compared to the Vantage, it has a mesh front grille, vents in the bonnet, a boot spoiler, an aluminium gear lever, optional carbon fibre trim and new wheels. It also has 355 mm front and 330 mm rear vented disc brakes made by Brembo. 

Production of the GT and GTA was extremely limited, as only 190 GTs and 112 GTAs were produced worldwide.

This is a desirable manual, right-hand drive, DB7 GT that has covered just over 68,000 miles from new. Our vendor has owned this car since 2006 after purchasing it from Charles Hurst Ltd in February of that year and has cherished it ever since. Indeed, he’s recently spent over £10k on getting the car up to his exacting standards having not covered much relative mileage over the past couple of years. Genuine Aston parts were used and he replaced all oils and fluids, front and rear discs plus pads, refurbished the wheels, along with fitting a new set of tyres, wipers and battery. The water pump was replaced along with the power steering pump, all belts, spark plugs and ignition coils along with all injector seals and complete vacuum pipe rubbers. 

Whilst our vendor was using this DB7 GT as his daily driver, Aston 'Works Service' carried out services as per the schedule and the last warranty claim was completed by Works service including new shocks, engine mounts, rear radius arms, and resulted in a hefty £7K bill.  

A striking, well-maintained, example of a rare Aston.

NB The personal number plate (13 RAS) does not form part of the sale and has been transferred. New registration number TBA.