29th Nov, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 140
 

2003 Aston Martin DB7 GT
One of just 78 right-hand drive examples

Sold for £22,500

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: V12 XRS
Chassis No: SCFAD12303K304042
MOT: June 2024

  • One of just 78 right-hand drive Aston Martin DB7 GTs
  • Just 74,495 miles on the odometer (ATOC)
  • Over £22,000 in expenditure since April 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The reserve on this vehicle has been reduced

Some Aston Martin customers found that even the Vantage engine fell short of their expectations. This led to a surge in demand for a more powerful version of the DB7, prompting Aston to create the DB7 GT. This model was tailored for drivers seeking heightened power, improved handling, and an overall superior driving experience.

In 2002, they unveiled the V12 GT, also available as the GTA with an automatic transmission. The V12 engine generated 435bhp and 410lbft of torque in the manual version, while the automatic GTA maintained the 420bhp and 400lbft of torque of the standard DB7 Vantage. Notably, the GT and GTA chassis featured significantly upgraded suspension compared to the DB7 Vantage models.

To accommodate the new V12 engine/transmission package, Aston restructured the existing six-cylinder DB7 bodyshell, resulting in a 20% stiffer structure that exceeded contemporary crash test standards. The suspension was tailored specifically for this new model. The car was equipped with cross-drilled 355 mm front and 330 mm rear vented-disc brakes for improved braking, along with new five-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels that enhanced performance and grip.

Moreover, special attention was dedicated to achieving an optimal aerodynamic balance. This included incorporating additional undertray sweeps, wheel arch liner extensions, and a modified boot lid spoiler, effectively reducing lift by nearly 50%. Aesthetically, it featured a mesh front grille, bonnet vents, a boot spoiler, an aluminium gear lever, optional carbon fibre trim, and newly designed wheels compared to the Vantage. Production of the GT and GTA was extremely limited, with only 190 GTs and 112 GTAs manufactured globally.

Presented in Tungsten Silver, a colour developed by Aston Martin for use in James Bond’s Aston Martin Vanquish in ‘Die Another Day’, this incredibly rare DB7 GTA boasts a two-tone grey perforated leather interior featuring a gentlemanly oak trim. Specification includes silver nine-spoke alloy wheels dressed in correct Bridgestone tyres all round, heated seats, front and rear screens, heated mirrors, Aston Martin Traffic Pro system and much more. With the increasingly sought after six-speed manual gearbox this presents an opportunity to acquire a true noughties collector car with significant expenditure in recent years.

Now showing 74,495 miles on the odometer with an MOT valid until 13th June 2024 with no advisories, the car has been subject to the last two services by Chiltern Aston. The most recent, on the 12th June of this year totalled £3,628. In April the previous year, the car was subject to works totalling an impressive £18,414. Having had significant expenditure over the last two years, the car is offered for sale by the vendor as he has both this and a GTA and simply prefers driving the GTA.

Accompanied with the vehicle is an impressive history file, with the car having been looked after by Lancaster Reading, Aston Martin Works, Chiltern Aston, Broughtons, McGurk and more recently Chiltern again. With 23 entries since 2003, the car comes with its original owner’s manual, a large collection of invoices, MOT certificates and the V5C document which displays 6 former keepers.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks
andreas.hicks@handh.co.uk
07943584762

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023

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