The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 214 Registration: N246 BKR Chassis No.: SCFAA111SK100491 Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000 Specialist: Charles Smalley Telephone No: 07421 007866 Lot 696 1996 Aston Martin DB7 i6 Introduced to an astonished public in 1993, the handsome new DB7 was Aston Martin’s first six-cylinder model since production of the DBS had finished in 1971. Styled by Ian Callum, its lines were evocative of earlier Aston Martin models and elements of the DB4/5/6 could be seen if you looked carefully. Arguably, one of the most attractive looking cars ever produced by Aston Martin, the 7 was more approachable than the leviathans that had immediately preceded it. Well-received, it attracted new customers worldwide, with the traditional layout of the curvaceous two door coupé body, robust six-cylinder engine and a proper interior. Power was supplied by an all-alloy, double overhead camshaft, supercharged, 24-valve, in- line six-cylinder engine which produced 335bhp at 5,750rpm. In the same way that the beautiful little 1960s’ Lotus Elan morphed, over the years, into the be-winged Esprit Turbo, the DB7 was the first in the line of modern Astons that have become more dramatic with each new model, however we feel that the simple purity of line of the DB7 will ultimately define the breed. This particular DB7 i6, finished in Mendip Blue over a superb light grey leather interior, is in outstanding condition throughout and has clearly led a cherished life. The recorded mileage, at the time of viewing, was just 18,405, which is supported by a comprehensive service history. Take a second look and the minor cosmetic enhancements such as the chrome grille and stainless steel exhaust tail pipes and mechanical upgrades such as Brembro brakes become apparent, and the unblemished interior reflects the outstanding overall condition of this increasingly sought-after Grand Tourer. As you would expect for a vehicle of this quality, the history file includes a complete book pack, older MOT Certificates and the current MOT which runs through until November 2023. Used sparingly of late, this elegant DB7 will be at home within any serious Aston Martin collection or possibly even be used as a rather indulgent daily drive such is the quality and provenance of this ever popular modern day classic. A stylish example of Aston’s elegant DB7 in a lovely colour combination and just 18,400 miles from new. More Details Lot 696 Bid On Lot 696