2007 Aston Martin DB9

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2007
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SCFAC02A97GB07765
  • Engine number 
    AM04/18644
  • Lot number 
    641
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue metallic
  • Interior brand colour 
    Tan leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £36000 - £40000.  
- Low ownership having just two former keeper
- Only 25,000 miles from new, just over 2,000 miles per year
- Full Aston Martin service history and serviced less than a 1,000 miles ago
- A great colour combination with a super specification
 Launched in 2004 to replace the DB7, the sensational DB9 was in a completely different league to its ageing forebear and was the first model to be built at Aston Martin’s high tech Gaydon facility.To emphasise how great a leap it was from the DB7, Aston deliberately did not call it the DB8 as this might also have suggested that it had merely a V8 engine rather than the V12 which actually lurked under the bonnet. Designed by Henrik Fisker, it was constructed mainly of bonded aluminium and lightweight composites, including the chassis, which made it over twice as stiff as the DB7 but with a 25% reduction in weight.Luxuriously trimmed in leather, aluminium and walnut, it had 2+2 seating and a 6.0 V12 producing 450bhp and 420lb/ft. Driving through a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox it could accelerate from 0-60 in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 186mph and a spine-tingling howl from the twin exhausts. A manual version was also available which shaved two-tenths off the dash to 60mph, but as the auto had a paddle-shift ‘semi-manual’ mode, few customers opted for the latter preferring the ease of the auto in traffic to wrestling with a stick and a clutch around town.The Volante with an electrically-operated soft top was also available (as here), with an even greater torsional stiffness, strengthened windscreen pillars, and twin rollover bars behind the seats which deploy automatically in the event of an accident.Rapturously received by press and public alike, the DB9 was famously declared “too cool” for Top Gear’s ‘Cool Wall’ and was given its own ‘sub-zero’ category. Costing between £130k and £140k depending on spec, it remained in production for 12 years before being finally replaced by the turbocharged DB11 in 2016.First registered in February 2007, this gorgeous DB9 Volante Automatic has covered only 25,000 miles from new with an excellent service history, all at main dealers with supporting invoices and the most recent just less than a 1,000 miles ago in March of this year. This car comes with the balance of an Aston Martin 'Extended Warranty' until the 26th of March 2019, so is now ready to be enjoyed. It's packed with all the luxuries you could wish for including sat-nav, park assist, and electric memory seats and looks absolutely stunning in Dark Metallic Blue with tan leather.The looks of the DB9 did not change over the 12 years of its production and so, wearing a private plate, no one will know if it's a couple of years old or 12 years old – not that it makes much difference as any DB9 immediately confers celebrity status on anyone privileged enough to drive or be driven in one. Go on, you only live once…