At the time, the DB7 was Aston Martin’s most successful model ever. It was first announced in Geneva in 1993, and by 2003 the company was moving on to other projects. For a final send-off, Aston Martin announced the DB7 Anniversary Edition, marking the 10th anniversary of the model. Available in either the Vantage coupe or Vantage Volante specification, a run of 100 vehicles was planned for; however, it is believed that only 55 were ultimately built—25 coupes and 30 Volantes—prior to DB9 production.
For the Anniversary Edition, Aston Martin designed a brand-new one-off trim package featured on each of the limited-edition DB7s. As presented here on Volante 404412, each car was finished in the special shade of Slate Blue. The interior was also finished in tonal blue—showcasing Aston Martin’s two-tone interior package, the upper seat was finished in Caspian Blue leather, while the lower seat is Arctic Blue. As a final touch, the Aston Martin logo is embossed on the seat back above “Anniversary.” Unique to this model are the pleated center seat panels, likewise completed in Arctic Blue.
Many extras that were optional on previous models of the DB7 were fitted as standard to the Anniversary Edition. These include the color keyed steering wheel, power-fold mirrors, Touchtronic transmission, and graphite-grey brake calipers. A plaque on the door sill marks this vehicle as number 13 of 100. According to the Carfax report on record, this DB7 entered the United States in December 2003. It was first registered in California and then sold to a second Californian in 2008. After passing to a third owner, the DB7 was acquired by the current owner in Arizona. With mileage of just 11,996 miles, this is surely one of the lowest-mileage DB7 Vantage Volantes Anniversary Editions currently available.
An extremely rare DB7 model, just six Anniversary Edition Volantes were exported to the United States—one in such pristine condition as this does not appear on the market often.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19.