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Sold for: £41,625
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. This automatic 'Touchtronic' DB7 Vantage was first registered on the 7th November 2000 and is presented in one of the most attractive and arguably the best colour combinations of Mendip Blue and Parchment hide. Bought by our vendor in 2015 to join his Aston collection that includes a pre-Oscar India V8 and a V8 Volante EFI, the car has had little use apart from occasional visits to AMOC Concours events, the latest of which was at the new Aston Martin facility launch in St. Athan, Wales in 2017. During this event, the car achieved second place in the DB7 section scoring 10/10 for original specification and 5/5 for originality and patina. The car has been serviced at the following intervals: 06/11/2000 Aston Martin Derby at 56 miles29/11/2000 Aston Martin Derby at 883 miles13/08/2003 Aston Martin Sevenoaks at 9,840 miles01/10/2009 The Workshop at 11,500 miles17/08/2015 Aston Martin Cheltenham 12,561 miles31/05/2017 Aston Works, Newport Pagnell at 13,869 miles The DB7 is offered to auction with an MOT until May 2018 and it should be noted that recent MOT records show no advisories, no doubt as a result of light usage (only 3,000 miles in ten years) and regular, quality maintenance. The odometer currently reads 14,200 miles supported entirely by its history. Our conscientious vendor also requested for all twelve spark plugs and the coil packs to be replaced during the last service. It's a pleasure to offer such a special DB7 Vantage. Concours winning looks, a fabulous interior, eminently driveable, and all at a guide price that wouldn't buy a replacement gearbox for some of its European cousins.