This is a 1995 Aston Martin DB7 Coupe RHD finished in maroon with a two tone cream and maroon leather interior. The clock shows 113,000 miles.
Designed by Ian Callum, the Aston Martin DB7 was available as a coupé or convertible, and with a manual or an automatic gearbox. Initially offered with either a straight-six or a V8 engine, the range was later expanded to include the glorious six-litre V12 engine. Famously intended to be the Jaguar F-TYPE, the DB7’s chassis can trace its roots directly to that of the Jaguar XJS. You’ll be pleased to hear though, that the underpinnings were so thoroughly re-engineered by Tom Walkinshaw racing (TWR) as to make them completely different cars. Built in the same factory that used to build the Jaguar XJ220, the DB7 is the only modern Aston Martin to utilize a steel monocoque body. Not that anyone has ever cared what it’s made from because the DB7 is one of the most beautiful cars of the 20th century.
This car has had 5 former keepers and passed a clean MoT on 6th May 2022. The history file contains the majority of MoT certificates going back to 1995 and a selection of invoices pertaining to parts, maintenance and improvements made to the car over the years. These includes documents from Stratstone Aston Martin, Chiltern Aston Centre, JCL Ltd etc. The original user manual contains the service history which has 15 stamps from Main Dealers and specialists running from the pre-delivery inspection in 1995 until 2006 when the car had covered 75,471 miles. Beyond then, the car was maintained by the owner; the car is in need of a service before regular use.
Whilst slightly scruffy in the detail, this car starts first time and drives nicely. We have driven the car extensively without issue.
The DB7 offers an affordable route into Aston Martin ownership and relatively affordable running costs. This is a scruffy yet useable example at an incredibly attractive price point. Combined with what many regard as one of the most significant designs of the 1990s the '7' continues to serve up great value, as this early automatic transmission example shows.