1997 Aston Martin DB7

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1997
  • Mileage 
    49 700 mi / 79 985 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SCFAA3119VK201757
  • Engine number 
    AM1/0301578
  • Lot number 
    452
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Solway Grey
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

First registered on 22/08/1997, supplied by StratstoneLondon in Solway GreyOne of just 150 manual gearbox carsout of just 879 DB7 i6 VolantesRare black leather interior complements the Burr Walnut trimShowing some 49,700 miles (atoc) with both main dealer and specialist servicesExcellent service history, two sets of keys and the original owner's book packDesigned by Ian Callum at the same time as he designed the coup, the Volante looks elegant both hood up or down andunderneath the sleek and perfectly proportioned lines of this nineties thoroughbred, lies additional strengthening to offset the lack of the roof.Another invisible change to the Volante was softer suspension settings, more suited to the touring image but also to compensate for the inevitablereduction in rigidity compared tothe coupe. Less well known was that the second generation, Series 2 coupalso adopted the softer Volante suspension, an indication that the DB7 was settling into a Grand Touring role as harder, more focussed models were on the way.As one might expect, the roof is fully tailored and electrically operated once the catches have been manually released with the handbrake up. The classic, 'Gentleman's Club' ambience is achieved by the use of sumptuous Connolly hide, restrained amounts of Burr Walnut veneer and deep pile Wilton carpets. Only 150 Volantes were fitted witha manual transmission out of atotal DB7 i6 Volante production of879 before the model was replaced by the DB7 V12 Vantage Volante.First registered on 22/08/1997, this lovely example wassupplied by Stratstone, London in Solway Grey coachwork with a black leather interior, black mohair roof and with a manual gearbox. The excellent service history is made up of a veritable Whos Who of Aston Main dealer agents and specialists and there are invoices for recent replacement tyres and a brake service. The car has been enjoyed by just four former keepers covering some 49,700 miles at the time of cataloguing and is accompanied by the owner's book pack, an excellent service history and bothsets of keys.Quite a rare car and as DB7s gently slip into the 'Classic Aston' category, could well be a valid addition to an Aston collection, or alternatively, you could just put the top down and use it.