Originally supplied by Aston Martin,Wykham Mill,Bloxham, I acquired my DB7 just under two years ago.
First registered on 1st August 1997, Chassis number 201766, engine number AM1/04 01593 it has now done just under 57,000 miles, painted in Cheviot Red it is the
only example of a i6 Volante I have seen in this colour and one of only 383 right hand drive i6 Volante‘s produced. To me this is the iconic grand tourer sports car. The DB7 certainly does not look it’s age and draws plenty of attention where ever you go. It is a sheer delight to drive and without doubt is a classic car of the future.
I have had various restoration work carried out to bring D7 BSF back to its original showroom condition. It had a stainless steel sports exhaust system fitted in January 2010.
My wild card is a drawing of my car I had commissioned by Adam Gompertz. From the drawing you can see wording leading from the wheels which includes the following:-
’The first derivative of the DB7 Coupe, launched by Aston Martin at the North American auto show in 1996.
It sported the same in-line 6-cylinder engine producing 335 bhp and derived from a Jaguar unit. This particular Volante is finished in Cheviot Red and features the later wheels, which had the ’saucer’ element removed to show the spokes to greater effect. Both DB7 Coupe and Volante were designed by Ian Callum, and were viewed as two of the most beautiful of modern sports cars’.
This to me says it all about the car that paved the way for the recovery of Aston Martin at that time.
Photos already forwarded to Mark Donoghue