The car was bought from Stirling Performance in 2017. Although in very good condition, there is always room for improvement so the car has benefitted from careful interior cleaning, professional paintwork polishing and some mechanical servicing and overhauls.
Niggling handling issues have been sorted out after a suspension rebuild and the elimination of some body rust that was hiding down in inaccessible parts of the wheel arches. Almost every part of the car has now received some level of restoration or renovation. It attracted favourable comments last time I took it to my Aston Martin main dealership, who hadn’t seen a DB7 in such good condition for a long time.
Until 2020 and lockdown, I used the car several times a week including trips to work as well as visits to car events at weekends. I used it to give lifts to a local lady who couldn’t get to church on Sundays after her husband died. She is a fan of Formula 1, and became an Aston Martin fan who was disappointed on Sunday mornings if any other car arrived to pick her up!
The picture in the pit lane was taken at Goodwood during a track day lunch break, so it isn’t really a concourse shot - you can see break dust on the wheels and dead flies in the front. The interior shot was taken last year for the AMOC ‘Bond Theme’ photography event, so I chose this rather than an empty interior. There are so many way to enjoy Aston Martins, and I try to make the most of opportunities to drive, show, share and have some fun with the car.
With so many events cancelled last year I don’t have the usual collection of pictures from AMOC events. Let’s hope for a better 2021.