Aston Martin DB7 Volante
Aston Martin DB7 i6
Introduced in 1994, the 3.2 six-cylinder model continued until 1999 when the 5.9 V12 was introduced with producing coming to an end in 2004 when the DB9 was released.
The DB7 was designed by Ian Callum and engineered by TWR at their Bloxham factory. It was the last hand-built Aston to be built.
Enzo Ferrari described the E-Type Jaguar as the most beautiful car in the world, many have described the DB7 as the most beautiful car since the E-Type, a high accolade indeed.
Just like the E-Type there are two model types, the coupe and the roadster (convertible) although in the case of the Aston the convertible is referred to as Volante.
Strangely, with the car being predominantly produced from Jaguar parts, I have never heard it being described as the E-Type successor. As we all know that was the XJS but it was not born from the same mould as the E-Type. Then came the XK8 but again did not quite tick the box. I bet Jaguar wish they had their badge on it.
Vintage Classics have purchased a 1997 Volante model with automatic transmission from the well-respected Aston Martin specialist, Chiltern Aston.
It is the limited edition GTS.
Finished in Solent Silver metallic, which is a bluey silver colour (more blue than silver), and a special order warm charcoal interior the car looks drop dead gorgeous.
It is the ideal car for taking a loved one away for that special treat.
It is a 2+2, the rear seats can be used for small children assuming the front occupants do not need to have their seats in the furthest back position.
The seats are electric as are the windows and the hood.
It looks like a 'classic' car, with the works GT exhaust system it sounds like a classic car, and drives like a classic car. This all adds up to a great driving experience.
Boot space provides enough space for weekend bags so if you are planning a weekend break, bring luggage that can be squeezed into the available space.
Inertia seatbelts are fitted to the front and back.
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