One owner from new 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Registration no. VU07 VTY Chassis no. SCFAC02A87GB07966
'The Aston Martin DB9 is a thoroughbred sports car with GT levels of comfort and refinement. Combining Aston Martin's unique character with an uncompromising design philosophy, the DB9 was borne out of a synthesis of traditional craftsmanship, high-tech manufacturing, modern components and use of the finest materials.' - Aston Martin.
Launched in 2003 as successor to the DB7, the DB9 is the first model to be built at Aston Martin's new factory at Gaydon, Warwickshire where production continues today. Like its predecessor, the DB9 was styled by Ian Callum, the finishing touches being applied by Henrik Fisker. State-of-the-art manufacturing techniques are employed in making the aluminium/composite body, which is robotically assembled using a combination of self-piercing rivets and adhesive. Although some 25% lighter than that of the DB7, this advanced bodyshell possesses double the structural stiffness.
The DB9 is powered by a development of the 5.9-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine found in the DB7 Vantage, which produces 470bhp, an output sufficient to propel the aerodynamic coupé to a top speed of 305km/h (189mph) with 60mph attainable from a standing start in a neck-snapping 4.6 seconds. The aluminium engine is mounted as far back as possible in the chassis while the transmission/final drive is positioned ahead of the rear axle, resulting in 85% of the car's mass being sited between the axles and a perfect 50/50 front/rear weight distribution. Transmission options are a six-speed manual or six-speed 'Touchtronic 2' semi-automatic.
Inside the DB9 one finds the typically elegant, luxurious and supremely comfortable hand crafted interior traditionally associated with Aston Martin, featuring primarily wood and leather trim as well as the latest in modern technology, subtly deployed. Although scheduled for a slightly higher production level than previous Aston Martins, the DB9 remained an exclusive product affordable only by a privileged few. Its price at launch was £111,000, with the Volante some £14,000 more.
Owned from new by the current vendor, this DB9 Volante is finished in black with tan interior and has the semi-automatic transmission. The car was purchased from Broughtons Aston Martin of Cheltenham (now H.R. Owen) and has been serviced by them since acquisition. The service booklet records annual services with Broughtons, the most recent on 13th February 2018 (at 10,376 miles), and the car is currently MoT'd. As one would expect of a pampered one-owner example, '07966' comes complete with its original bill of sale, tool kit, Aston Martin-branded first aid kit, owner's manual, specification sheet, Aston Martin tracking user guidebook, Navteo onboard navigation system manual, and an unused Aston Martin umbrella. Used sparingly (the current odometer reading is only 10,673 miles), this beautiful soft-top Aston is described by the private vendor as in good condition throughout.