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Lot 131

1997 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

Sold for $41,250

335 bhp, 3,239 cc DOHC 24-valve inline six-cylinder engine with Weber-Marelli fuel injection and liquid-cooled Eaton supercharger, four-speed automatic gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with unequal-length control arms, lateral arms and trailing links, and four-wheel hydraulic ventilated disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 102"

- Rare Toro Red/tan color combination
- Just 42,400 miles from new; well maintained
- Complete with tools, owner’s manual and sales brochure

The Aston Martin DB7 was produced and sold at a greater rate than any model in the company’s storied history, which spans nearly 100 years. The DB7 was available in both Coupe and open Volante form, both equipped with twin air bags, side-impact beams, full on-board diagnostic equipment and comprehensive luxury features as standard equipment.

The elegant, flowing lines of DB7 were the work of Scottish designer Ian Callum, who had earlier served as a Senior Designer with Ghia of Turin. The composite materials used for sections of the body and the on-board diagnostic equipment were developed in co-operation with Ford Advanced Vehicle Technology, and full use was made of Ford Research Centers and proving grounds in both Europe and the United States during the one-million-mile test program applied to the DB7.

The DB7 Volante presented here is finished in the original and very rare combination of Toro Red with tan upholstery and the seats piped in red. The car has had just two owners from new, with the change in ownership occurring about seven years ago. Although never damaged, the front and rear bumpers were re-sprayed, and the seat upholstery was re-dyed, while the seat bolsters and carpets remain excellent and original. The original wheels were refinished and fitted with new tires. The Volante has traveled just 42,400 miles from new, and mechanically, it benefits from a recent oil change, hose replacement and a new battery. Complete with tools, the owner’s manual and a sales brochure, as well as the original Alpine AM/FM/CD changer, this DB7 drives well and is a wonderful candidate for spirited summer driving.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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