Making the decision to purchase an iconic automobile. Many are considered spontaneous, others not so much. This is how the DB9 came into my life, July 28, 2018.
Anticipating the birth of our second grandchild, plans were staged to board a plane for St. Louis. Baby Lyla was born the following day. A longtime friend who shares my passion for fine automobiles, who coincidentally lives in St. Louis, reached out with a proposition, golf or cars? Obvious answer.
Off to St. Louis Motor Cars in Chesterfield, MO as the lineup consist of the finest automobiles in the world from of course Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Bugatti and Lotus. We were going to spend time with the owner, Jim Mills and tour his facility.
As the Aston Martin brand specialist took us through the new DB11, a black DB9 caught my eye. The DB11 is out of this world gorgeous, but the DB9 was on my bucket list. Lightly used, it only had 3k miles and not a mark on her, in or out.
As it was being rolled out into the sunshine, the beautiful Carbon Black Metallic just exploded. I climb into the Falcon Gray interior that still has that wonderful English leather smell, wow! Jim leans in, hands me the iconic crystal key, looks me in the eye and says, “just don’t break it!” Now I’m not so sure I want to drive this thing! I pull out on a planed route that Jim said would give me the true road feel of the car and it did not disappoint. After the first turn, concerns of breaking it melted away as I drove this car and it responded as Aston Martins do.
I left St. Louis with a beautiful new granddaughter and a beautiful Aston Martin DB9.
All Photos were taken May 23, 2020 with the exception of the one above, on the shore of Lake Michigan.