2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2001
  • Mileage 
    86 672 mi / 139 486 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SCFAB123X1K302267
  • Engine number 
    AM2/02314
  • Lot number 
    55221
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- 'Huge maintenance record with 15 Aston Martin stamps'

- Last serviced at 86,672 miles and 'ready to go!'

- Bi Xenon headlights, reverse parking sensors, Touchtronic semi-auto

"For the record, the Aston Martin Symphony for 12 cylinders and 2 exhausts is the sweetest sound on tuned pipes this side of J.S. Bach himself . . . If Venus were to come calling as a GT coupe, she'd look like this" (Car and Driver, September 2000).

Introduced at the March 1999 Geneva Salon, the Vantage version of Aston Martin's landmark DB7 broke with marque tradition by using a wholly different engine rather than a punchier version of its sister car's existing powerplant. Breathed on by Cosworth, the newcomer's 'heart' was a 5935cc 48-valve, all-alloy V12 that developed 420bhp and 400lbft. Initially available with a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, the DB7 Vantage could be had with ZF's Touchtronic semi-auto from 2000 onwards (0-60mph in 4.9 seconds, limited 165mph top speed). To cope with such performance, the 2+2-seater's structure, suspension and brakes were all upgraded. Asked to rework his masterpiece, stylist Ian Callum added a reshaped back bumper, more pronounced sills, combined driving lamps / indicators and horizontal bars to the radiator grille. Priced at £92,500, Aston Martin's flagship came with central locking, electric windows / mirrors, traction control, ABS, air-conditioning, front airbags, alarm / immobilizer and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. Notable as the marque's first V12 production model, the DB7 Vantage lasted until 2003 by which time some 2,385 coupes had been made.

Finished in Buckinghamshire Green with Green-piped Cream leather upholstery, this particular example also boasts a walnut fascia, ZF 'Touchtronic' semi-auto transmission, reverse parking sensors, Bi Xenon headlights and fitted carpet mats. Last serviced at 86,672 miles, the DB7 Vantage is said to possess 'a huge maintenance history with fifteen Aston Martin stamps'. Described by the seller as 'beautiful looking and ready to go!', 'KE51 FKK' is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and two keys. A great early Christmas present!

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)