1996 ASTON MARTIN DB7

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1996 ASTON MARTIN DB7

Background

Designed by Ian Callum, the beautiful Aston Martin DB7 was available as a coupé or convertible, and with a manual or an automatic gearbox.

In 1993, the new chairman of Ford Europe presented the finished car (which had yet to be named) to the general public at the Geneva Motor Show.

The reception from the press and buying public was overwhelmingly positive and the car was subsequently put into production as the DB7.

Built in the same factory as the Jaguar XJ220, the DB7 is the only ‘modern’ Aston Martin to utilise a steel monocoque body.

Initially offered with a straight-six engine, the range was later expanded to include the six-litre V12 Vantage.

The Vehicle

This car is offered from outside of the European Union. It has been imported under temporary admission customs bond and is therefore subject to Dutch import tax on top of the winning bid price.

The winning bidder will receive a receipt for the final hammer value, as their proof of purchase.

This vehicle has been on static display for a number of years and the documented history available is limited to that displayed in our photography section.

We have not tried to start or drive the car, and cannot vouch for its mechanical viability or functionality. It will require recommissioning prior to road use and is sold ‘as seen’.

As CARS Europe BV is the guarantor of all customs duties and taxes for vehicles within Dutch customs bond, the car cannot be released to the buyer or transporter immediately after the sale. For all enquiries relating to Customs, please contact CARS Europe BV.

Purchases will only be released once cleared funds are received. All vehicles must be collected after the payment of funds. All storage charges must be paid in full prior to the vehicle’s collection or onward transportation.

Storage charges payment must be arranged with the storage company. Collection is strictly by appointment only.

Please send a booking email to the storage centre to ensure vehicle(s) are ready at time of collection. Photographic ID will be required at time of collection. If a third party is collecting for you, then written authorisation is required in advance from you and photographic ID of the third party is required at the time of collection. Collection either by buyer or third party is only possible for vehicles within customs bond if applicable import taxes paid are paid to import into country of bonded storage location.

As soon as The Market by Bonhams will receive your payment, The Market by Bonhams accounts service will inform the manager of the storage facility where your car(s) is stored: a release note will be sent to them.

CARS Europe BV will contact you just after the sale to confirm onward transport requirements. Direct contact at CARS for enquiries is as follows; Joanna Herlihy, +31 (0) 252 682 526, +44 7483 433912, joanna@carseurope.net.

STORAGE CHARGES

€30 + local VAT per motor car per day commencing from the sixth day following the auction end.

CUSTOMS CHARGES

€500 per motor car (plus applicable permanent import taxes from bond).



VIN: SCFAA2119SK100479.

Odometer: 20,211 km.

In common with many vehicles from the vendor’s collection, the car comes with no history or service records.

With the proviso that we haven’t tried to start or drive this car and can therefore only comment on its cosmetic condition, we think this 1996 Aston Martin Coupé is a very good example of the model.

It is in excellent overall condition and, a few very minor cosmetic issues aside, this could well be an affordable route to ownership of a great modern classic from one of the world’s most prestigious marques.

We believe it entered the vendor’s collection of static display cars in 2020.

On the Outside

Looking at this car it’s hard to believe that it is 26 years old.

The bodywork is free of any dents, bumps or creases worth mentioning and the gold paintwork is shiny and lustrous pretty much everywhere you look.

There are just a few stone chips in the usual places around the front of the bonnet and the valance, and some light scratches on the rear bumper and around the grille.

The bottom of the front valance has clearly made contact with the ground at some point and is a little scuffed.

The alloy wheels seem to be in good all-round condition.

The panel gaps and shut lines are consistent and even.

Most of the chrome work is very good, as are the lights, lenses, badging and trim.

There is really very little to fault with the car’s external appearance.

On the Inside

It’s a very similar story of inside the car, where the interior is broadly in excellent condition and the maroon-coloured carpets and trim contrast very attractively with the white leather upholstery.

The front seats are supportive, comfortable and undamaged. They show very few signs of creasing or wear but would thank the next owner for a thorough clean, as would the rear seats, which look virtually unused.

The door cards are in excellent condition. So, too, the headlining, carpets and mats.

There is a scuff to the leather near the door pull on the driver’s side and scratch on the glove compartment.

The wood and veneers on the dashboard, centre console, steering wheel and door inserts are glossy and rich.

The steering wheel, gear selector and instrument cluster are first-class.

We can’t make any claims about the functionality of switches, knobs, levers, toggles, buttons, dials or other electrics as we haven’t tried to start the vehicle.

The boot is in very good.

Lifting up the carpets in the boot or elsewhere reveals nothing more than some tiny amounts of superficial rust dust.

Underneath

As far as we can tell, the undersides of the car have a good deal of structural integrity.

There is no corrosion of significance that we’ve seen anywhere.

Everything in the engine bay is in its right and proper place and appears to be clean and dry.

History Highlights

The car doesn’t come with any history or service records.

This car must be registered in the country of your choice and you will need to contact the appropriate vehicle licensing agency for instructions on how to do this.

Any paperwork shown in the gallery is a facsimile and in no way constitutes any kind of licensing or registration certification.

What We Think

This car has a low number of kilometres on the odometer and is in an overall condition that truly defies its age.

Provided, of course, that the engine and mechanicals are as good as the rest of the vehicle, we think this is a very handsome and strong example of an early DB7.

We’re confident to offer this car for auction with an estimate of €10,000 - €15,000.

Feel free to ask any questions or make observations in the comments section below, or try our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

If needed, Footman James classic car insurance and Classic Concierge offer storage options plus we have a list of contacts who can help with transport and shipping.  

BORING, but IMPORTANT: Please note that whilst we at The Market always aim to offer the most descriptive and transparent auction listings available, we cannot claim they are perfect analyses of any of the vehicles for sale. We offer far greater opportunity for bidders to view, or arrange inspections for each vehicle thoroughly prior to bidding than traditional auctions, and we never stop encouraging bidders to take advantage of this. We do take a good look at those vehicles which are delivered to our premises for sale, but this only results in our unbiased personal observations, not those of a qualified inspector or other professional, or the result of a long test drive.

Also, localised paint repairs are common with collectable and classic cars and if they have been professionally carried out then they may be impossible to detect, even if we see the car in person. So, unless we state otherwise, please assume that any vehicle could have had remedial bodywork at some point in its life.

Additionally, please note that most of the videos on our site have been recorded using simple cameras which often result in 'average' sound quality; in particular, engines and exhausts notes can sound a little different to how they are in reality.

Please note that this is sold as seen and that, as is normal for used goods bought at auction, return policy does not apply. See our FAQs for more info, and feel free to inspect any vehicle as much as you wish.

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Seller

eubond

  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Seller Type: Private
  • Odometer Reading: 20211 Km
  • Chassis Number: SCFAA2119SK100479
  • Engine: 3239
  • Gearbox: auto
  • Steering position: LHD
  • Colour: Silver
  • Interior: Cream and Burgundy Leather
  • Estimated Price: €10,000 - €15,000

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