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2006 Aston Martin DB9
Lot No.: 372
Registration: V12 MWD
Chassis Number: SCFAC01A86GA06636
Engine Number: AM04/17045
Number of cylinders: 12
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Estimate (£): 45,000 - 50,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
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, whilst power from the 5.9-litre V12 was a healthy 450bhp, providing the Aston with acceleration to 100mph from standstill in only 10 seconds, and 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. Most DB9s were delivered with a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox featuring paddle-operated semi-automatic mode, perfect for pootling around town or continental touring.
This delightful DB9 was ordered new by a Mr. Dwyer from Reg Vardy Aston Martin, Tyne-and-Wear with delivery on 17th August 2006 and registered as V12 MWD. This registration number has always been worn by the car and is included in the sale. It's superbly presented in Tungsten Silver with an Iron Ore Red leather interior, a rare combination that works well. The extensive option list was well-ticked including 'piano black' fascia trim, Linn 260W audio system, heated front screen, volumetric and tilt alarm system, and a lifetime subscription to the Tracker system, which transfers to subsequent owners. The DB9 also sports standard equipment that includes heated seats, satellite navigation, Bluetooth, and front and rear parking sensors.
Having travelled less than 6,000 miles, the car was then registered to Mrs. Dwyer on the 12th December 2012 before being purchased by our vendor on the 25th March 2014 to be parked alongside his Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley and Jaguar E-Type, adding gentle miles on tours to his Italian holiday home.
The car has been serviced at the following intervals:
12/02/2006 Reg Vardy Aston Martin at 50 miles
27/11/2006 Lancaster Aston Martin at 518 miles
09/09/2009 Lancaster Aston Martin at 4,282 miles
22/02/2013 Lancaster Aston Martin at 6,679 miles
24/06/2015 Bamford Rose Aston Martin Specialists at 12,123 miles
22/03/2017 Spellbound Cars Aston Martin Specialists at 17,600 miles with new discs, pads and four new tyres at a cost of £4,000
Offered to auction with a shade over 17,500 miles (warranted by eight previous MOTs), a stamped service history, its original private registration number, book packs, a sheaf of invoices, bill of sale, two sets of keys, and an MOT until August 2017.
Looking timelessly elegantly in this sophisticated colour combination, and demonstrably well cared for, this is a superb example of one of Aston's most accomplished Grand Tourers.