19th Oct, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 98

1995 Aston Martin DB7 Coupe
Ex-Sir Elton John and c.14,200 miles from new

Sold for £37,600

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: N212 SPJ
Chassis No: SCFAA11125K100382
MOT: May 2023

  • Ex-Sir Elton John and c.14,200 miles from new
  • Desirable 5-speed manual transmission
  • Offered with extensive service history

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.

This manual transmission DB7 has covered just c.14,000 miles from new in the hands of two owners, the first being none other than Sir Elton John who acquired it new from HWM Motors of Walton on Thames and subsequently completed some 7,000 miles during his ownership. The enthusiast vendor, a member of the AMOC, purchased the car in 2003 and has covered the remainder.

Finished in Rolls-Royce Brewster Green (British Racing Green) with custom Light Tan hide interior as specified by Sir Elton, it features desirable 5-speed manual transmission and boasts an enviable specification including; top of the range Alpine stereo with remote control, 6 stack CD changer in boot with large Alpine V12 amplifier (a non-standard installation to the specification laid down by Sir Elton), Motorola car phone in centre console under arm rest, stainless front mesh grille, heated front and rear screens, heated front seats, fully adjustable electric seats, Aston Martin Stage 1 stainless steel rear exhausts, Aston Martin electric tyre compressor in boot (unused in original bag), Cobra Cat 1 alarm, cruise control, electric aerial, space saver tyre, correctly functioning air-conditioning etc. The jack, spare bulbs and tools are also present and the car comes with two sets of keys. Fitted with matching Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres in May 2021 that have only covered c.200 miles, the car is offered with an extensive service history and was last serviced at 12,340 miles since when it has covered less than 2,000 miles.

This low mileage and pampered DB7, boasting previous celebrity ownership, is accompanied by the original warranty card in Sir Elton’s name along with a copy of its first V5 document. It is offered with a current MOT to May 2023.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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

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Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 19th Oct, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


Tuesday 18th October 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 9am
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