2022 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction

2003 Aston Martin DB7 GT 'Manual' Coupe




Engine V12, 5935cc
Gearbox 6-speed manual
Body Work Coupe
Colour Vertigo Blue
Interior Sports Blue
Trim Leather & Suede
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Discs

Notice (Form 11)


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Supreme style and sophistication.  Elegance, presence and poise.  Effortless pace in the lap of luxury. Awe-inspiring, uncompromising and with a name steeped in history, the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage is synonymous with everything that is desirable in a high performance sports car.  Under the direction of Walter Hayes, Aston Martin’s Project DP1999 revived the spirit of the classic DB4, debuting at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show as the DB7.  With universally acclaimed styling by Ian Callum, the DB7 was initially powered by a 3.2-litre DOHC in-line six-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, Zytec multi-point fuel injection and an Eaton belt-driven supercharger, the 335 bhp Aston Martin delivered stunning performance.  With a choice of a Getrag five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions, Lockheed ventilated disc brakes and alloy18-inch rims, the DB7 also featured a bespoke interior with full Connolly hide trim and all the luxury features one would expect from an Aston Martin.  In 1999 Aston Martin elevated the DB7 to full supercar status by installing the mighty 5.9-litre V12 from the Vanquish.  Boasting four-valves per-cylinder technology and 420 bhp on tap, the new Vantage was available with either a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox or ZF five-speed automatic (employing optional ‘Touchtronic’ technology) and could reach a top speed in excess of 185 mph, with the 0-60 mph sprint taking under five seconds.  The Vantage’s bodywork was revised to give a more aggressive appearance, with a bigger grille and a new 18-inch wheel design shod with Bridgestone S02 tyres.  Aston Martin released the ultimate DB7 in 2002, badged the GT (or GTA in automatic guise) and manual cars benefited from a more powerful (425 bhp) and torquier version of the V12, revised suspension and 18-inch rims covering bigger Brembo brakes.  Styling was sharpened up thanks to the mesh grille, bonnet vents and a boot spoiler, plus unique interior accents.  With over 7,000 completed the DB7 became the most successful Aston Martin to date but the GT was properly exclusive – just 190 were made, alongside 112 GTAs, making this one of the most collectible Aston Martins of the modern era.