Here is my collection of DB7 and related memorabilia which has been put together by me since purchasing my V12 Vantage, (see Athena in the Boxham Class). Not all items are shown as there is simply too much so I have picked a few good examples. My collection started when I purchased Athena as she came with all her original documentation including the sales brochures and manuals.
These are the pride of my collection as they are the original leather bound Workshop and Parts Manuals for the DB7 Vantage. There are two versions of the Parts Manual being the early and later versions. The small black book is especially interesting as this is the Aston Martin Technicians Guild Reference Manual covering no less than 9 models and is still current to this day so seldom leave the hands of the owner. The Workshop and Parts Manuals can be found online but are often in very bad condition or are photocopies.
This next photo shows the original Press Packs for the DB7 and variants and is especially interesting as it covers the 'Project Vantage' and Alfred Dunhill models. Press packs are rare as they were often thrown away following the event and when found do not often have the original slides included which makes my sets very rare indeed.
Hard and soft back versions of the DB7 sales brochures and a CD version of the Press Information Pack. These sales brochures came with Athena with the soft cover version still having the original salesman's card stapled to the front, (his card is also in the front flap of the owners manual). Again finding these examples in mint condition is extremely difficult.
Here we have the various accessory and trim guides which came with Athena. I have been very lucky as the original owner kept everything from his first enquiry through to purchase and beyond. This photo shows the '2000 Collection' Brochure which still has its introduction letter and order form; the Accessories Brochure with Trim inserts and Performance Driving Brochure insert and the Dealership Trim Brochure
'The Cars and The Company' books in hard and soft back given to clients on purchase of their cars. When going through these various books and brochures, I really cannot believe how Athena's first owner kept every single piece of paper as can be seen here with the original vehicle specification sheets and two promotional photo cards.
The final items for specific mention are a hardback Aston Martin DB7 Design and Development book, the DB7 Complete Story and the Model by Model books. Whilst the last 2 are still available, the Design and Development book is quite hard to find.
As stated at the beginning, this is just but a small selection of the many items I have collected over my many years with Athena and I am sure the collection will continue to grow..
Thanks for looking