26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 70

1997 Aston Martin DB7 Coupe
Just 44,567 miles from new

Sold for £15,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: P140 LRV
Chassis No: SCFAA1119TK100669
MOT: April 2024

  • Just 44,567 miles from new
  • Impressive history file with previous owner having made amendments specific to the car throughout the owner’s manual
  • Noted on a recent service in 2020 with Aston Martin specialist that it is ‘’One of the cleanest DB7’s I have seen’’

Although Victor Gauntlett had long mooted the idea, it took the arrival of Ford money and TWR Group know-how for a new generation, 'small' Aston Martin to become a reality. Introduced at the March 1993 Geneva Salon - albeit deliveries did not start until late the following year - the newcomer had been subjected to more testing and development work than any of the marque's previous models. Indeed, under the watchful eye of Engineering Director Rod Mansfield Project NPX (as the nascent DB7 was labelled) got through some thirty prototypes. Based around a steel semi-monocoque chassis the production version was equipped with all-round independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and power assisted rack and pinion steering. Derived from a proven Jaguar unit, the DB7's 3239cc DOHC straight-six engine boasted four valves per cylinder, Zytec multi-point fuel injection and an Eaton supercharger. Credited with developing 335bhp and 360lbft, when allied to five-speed manual transmission it reputedly enabled the Aston Martin to sprint from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds and reach 165 mph. However, it was the way the fixed head coupe looked, rather than its performance potential, which wowed the public. Styled by Ian Callum, the DB7 has long been regarded as a modern masterpiece. Priced at circa £80,000 the six-cylinder coupe remained current until 1999 by which time some 1,578 had been sold, of which, less than half, 529 had the desirable 5 speed manual transmission. At the time, the i6 production run had exceeded that of any other Aston Martin model although when considered against the numbers built from 2004, the DB7 i6 is in actual fact, quite a rare car.

Presented in Cheviot Red with contrasting parchment interior, this lovely example was purchased by the current keeper in September 2022. In his ownership, the car has been enjoyed and well looked after; with the headlining re-upholstered, battery replaced and some other small areas fettled. After seven months of fun, he has decided to sell the car to purchase something a little more contrasting to his longstanding Jaguar XK Convertible.

There are a couple of small details that make ‘P140 LRV’ stand out somewhat. One of which, on the invoice for a more recent service by Just Astons Ltd in October 2020, it is stated ‘It is one of the cleanest DB7s I have seen’. This notion of a well looked after car is further supported by what can only be described as fastidious work by a previous owner. Within the handbook, they have made amendments and comments specific to the car throughout the entirety of the owner’s section; examples of which include amendments to the starting procedure, diagrams of key fobs, correct locations of buttons relative to the car, additional information within various sections etc.

Now showing only c.44,567 miles on the odometer, this DB7 is offered with an impressive history file. The ‘service’ section on the owner’s manual is full with 21 stamps; 12 of which are Chiltern Aston. The service book was completed in March 2015 just c.4,000 miles ago. Since, there is a large collection of additional invoices for servicing and other works, a large collection of previous MOT certificates, the Aston Martin Quick Reference Guide, Alpine radio and Multichanger manual and the current V5C which displays 11 former keepers. The car has just received an MOT, valid until 03 April 2024 and the vendor describes the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment and transmission as ‘Very Good’, with the paintwork and interior trim ‘Good’.

Please note that the dipstick oil level light on the dashboard does remain illuminated most of the time. The car does also come with its original radio, as well as the upgraded unit currently in the car.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

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