NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2014

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2005 Aston Martin DB9

Lot No.: 307

Registration: AL05AML
Chassis Number: SCFAA01A55GA03245
Engine Number: M04/12250
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5993
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Sold for (£): 39,375

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 down by the use of aluminium and composites for the bodywork, while power from the V12 was a healthy 450bhp. This 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 rear mounted sequential transmission.  

Finished in the classic combination of Tungsten Silver with Obsidian Black Leather and Walnut Veneer, this desirable 6-speed manual DB9 has covered only 29,000 miles from new with some Aston Martin main dealer service history. The factory specification includes: Satellite Navigation with GSM phone blue tooth connectivity, 19 inch 15 spoke alloys with grey callipers, rear parking sensors, powerfold mirrors and T.P.M.S tyre pressure monitor sensors.

AL05 AML was successfully sold by Silverstone Auctions earlier this year and the vendor has enjoyed his time with the car but is unable to accomodate his expanding family. The bodywork and interior are in lovely order and reflect the low mileage this example has covered.

This car is a rare manual example and drives very well indeed. When you consider it cost £120,000 when new it represents outstanding value in the sports car market today. The 'Works' AML (Aston Martin Lagonda) registration number is included with the car and we can think of no better modern GT classic to enjoy driving.