1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076
Lot 22
1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante
Registration no. N904 LBM Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076
£ 25,000 - 35,000
US$ 33,000 - 46,000

Lot Details
1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante  Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076
1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante
Registration no. N904 LBM
Chassis no. SCFAA3117VK201076

* Originally built for HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York
* Manual gearbox
* Electrically powered convertible hood
* Approximately 72,000 miles from new

Footnotes

  • It was the company's 1987 acquisition by Ford that ensured the future of Aston Martin, and the former's takeover of Jaguar two years later that made possible the revival of the DB line, dormant since the end of DB6 production in 1970. A shortened and modified Jaguar XJ6 saloon platform formed the basis for the DB7. Brilliantly styled by Ian Callum in a manner reminiscent of the traditional Aston Martin, the body was notable for employing numerous composite panels in its construction. The chosen engine was a 3.2-litre version of Jaguar's twin-cam, four-valves-per-cylinder AJ-6 unit, which was endowed with a suitable power output courtesy of a water-cooled Eaton supercharger. The result was 335bhp and a top speed of 160mph. A Volante convertible followed some three years later.

    This particular DB7 Volante, chassis number '201076', was built for HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, as confirmed by an accompanying (copy) communication from Aston Martin Lagonda Limited dated 29th July 1996. It is believed that the DB7 was driven by Prince Andrew for the first year or so of its life, the first and 7,500-mile services being carried out by Aston Martin Works Service on the company's account. There is a photograph on file of the Prince and his family in a green DB7, believed to be this actual car.

    Ownership then passed to a Mr Sandal, who continued to use AMWS for care and maintenance up to 2004. It is understood that the service book then went missing while the car was in the custody of an Aston Martin main dealership, though copies of the early service records have been obtained from Aston Martin. The immediately preceding owner purchased the Aston on 17th September 2004 from Car Care Works, Bovingdon. While in his care the DB7 covered approximately 3,500 miles in the summer months only, being kept garaged in a vacuum bubble between October and March of each year. The current vendor purchased the Aston in December 2010. Copies of the post-2004 service history are available, and the car also comes with a V5C Registration Certificate and some roadworthiness certificates (the most recent MOT expired December 2017). A battery isolator switch, fitted in the boot, is the only notified deviation from factory specification.

    Finished in British Racing Green with recently refurbished magnolia leather interior, this beautiful DB7 Volante represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a soft-top Aston Martin with Royal Family connections, which by any standards is outstanding value for money.
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