2000 Aston Martin DB7

Vantage

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2000
  • Mileage 
    30 063 mi / 48 382 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    AML7
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used with guarantee
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Mendip Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Parchment
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    420 BHP / 426 PS / 314 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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ASTON MARTIN DB7 VANTAGE 2000
Finished in Mendip Blue with Parchment Hide, powered by a 414 BHP V12 Aston Martin Engine. O-60 of just over 5 seconds. All carried out in the luxury of a handmade full leather interior. Specification includes Climate Control, Electric Seats, ABS, Full leather interior, Alloy wheels, Alpine Stereo with CD Changer, Immobiliser with remote locking.
This particular car has an exceptional service history with no less than 23 services carried out the last of which was June 2021 by Chiltern Aston at a cost of £2500.
Supplied with both sets of keys and original book pack together with a large selection of invoices and MoT’s. A CTEK battery charger with original Aston Martin hard wire connector also supplied with this car.
Up to 2 years warranty available on this vehicle.
MODEL HISTORY
By the beginning of the 1990s, both Jaguar and Aston Martin were under Ford ownership and each of the historic British marques were at something of a crossroads. The American giant had cancelled Jaguar’s proposed XJ-S replacement – the coupé version of which was codenamed XJ41 – in favour of updating the original car.
The XJ41 would, however, play its part in breathing a fresh lease of life into Aston Martin. Tom Walkinshaw used it as the basis for a new car designed by Ian Callum, and on an extremely limited budget this was turned into the Aston Martin DB7 – the first time for more than 20 years that the famous ‘DB’ initials had been used.
Initially offered with a Jaguar-derived, 3.2-litre, supercharged straight-six engine, the DB7 was made at the factory in Bloxham that had originally been built for production of the Jaguar XJ220. The new car won immediate plaudits for its lithe good looks and performance, but for many it really came into its own when it was developed into the Vantage model.
First shown at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, the DB7 Vantage had been restyled by Ian Callum and was much more muscular than the original car, but most important was the fact that the straight-six engine had been replaced by a 6-litre, all-aluminium, double-overhead-camshaft-per-bank V12. With 420bhp on tap – an 80bhp increase over the six-cylinder version – the sonorous new powerplant transformed the DB7 into a searingly fast Grand Tourer that could top 180mph. It helped to position the car well above its Jaguar XK8 stablemate and turned it into a genuine rival for the likes of Ferrari.
DB7 production lasted until 2003, when it was replaced by the DB9, which marked the beginning of a new era by being the first Aston Martin to be built at Gaydon. It was an era made possible only thanks to the success of the DB7.