2007 ASTON MARTIN DB9

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2007 ASTON MARTIN DB9

Background

Launched in 2003 as successor to the DB7, the DB9 was the first model to be built at Aston Martin's new factory at Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Like its DB7 predecessor, the DB9 was styled by Ian Callum.

The DB9 is powered by a development of the 5.9-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine found in the DB7 Vantage, which produced 470bhp, an output sufficient to propel the aerodynamic coupé to a top speed of 305km/h.

The aluminium engine is mounted as far back as possible in the chassis while the transmission/final drive is positioned ahead of the rear axle, resulting in 85% of the car's mass being sited between the axles and a perfect 50/50 front/rear weight distribution.

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: SCFAD01AM7GA08441

Odometer: 914 kms.

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 LHD automatic 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Coupé is an exceptional example of a superb GT car from one of the world’s most prestigious marques.

It is in showroom condition and appears to be completely authentic and original.

We know that it was bought new by the vendor in 2007. Since then, it has covered just 914 kms and spent the intervening years as part of a static display collection.

This is, in effect, a brand-new car.

On the Outside

This car has barely made an impression on the odometer and looks and feels like a new vehicle.

The Oyster Silver paintwork has a subtle, pale metallic purple hue to it.

Except for a tiny stone chip here and there, it is devoid of any visible flaws or damage.

The protective film on the front of the bonnet and wings is still present and intact.

The same is true of the bodywork, with no panels compromised by any indentations, bumps, nicks, scuffs or creases that we can see.

All exterior trim is good, as are the chrome, badging, lights and lenses.

The wheels seem to be good all round.

On the Inside

The interior looks just as exceptional as the exterior.

The colour scheme is a combination of what Aston Martin describes as ‘Cream Truffle’ upholstery, with ‘Black Cherry’ carpets, ‘Iron Ore Red’ trim, ‘Ivory’ suede headlining and ‘Bamboo’ wood veneers.

It’s all very classy, very luxurious and in very good condition.

The seats are unmarked, uncreased, comfortable, supportive and functional – both front and back.

It looks like what it is – the interior of a car that’s hardly been used or even sat in since it was purchased.

The ‘Obsidian Black’ steering wheel is immaculate, as is the gear selector, the door cards, the headlining, the carpets, the mats and all fixtures and fittings.

The radio still has protective film over the display.

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 pristine condition. In it you will find DB9 manuals, a car cover and an umbrella.

Underneath

Everything looks showroom fresh. There is no rust anywhere. Even road dirt is notable for its absence.

All visible exhaust, braking and suspension components are present, correct and apparently as good as new.

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 record.

Any paperwork we have is photographed and displayed in the photo gallery. We do not have anything else.

What We Think

Forget the fact that it was made in 2007.

It might as well have been made last week.

It is seemingly untouched either by time or use.

Provided that the engine and mechanicals are as good as the rest of it, this car could well be the best preserved 2007 Aston Martin DB9 anywhere in the world.

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: 914 Km
  • Chassis Number: SCFAD01AM7GA08441
  • Engine: 5935
  • Gearbox: auto
  • Steering position: LHD
  • Colour: Oyster Silver
  • Interior: Iron Red and Cream Truffle
  • Estimated Price: €20,000 - €30,000

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