The DB9 was the star of the 2003 Frankfurt Motor show where it was unveiled to the public for the very first time. The DB9 was powered by a third generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre, V12 and had a top speed of 186mph. It was the first of what was to become a long line of production Aston Martins to use VH architecture; using Superformed parts in the chassis and footwell as well as the body panels. The individual die-cast, extruded or stamped aluminium elements of the VH platform are bonded with strong adhesives and self-piercing rivets to make a lightweight but stiff backbone. Aston Martins have always made the interior of their cars to be very special places. Beautifully tailored with the finest of materials, the DB9 uses Bridge of Weir leather, aluminium and wood. The use of wood in the interior was different from previous Aston Martins with customers offered a choice of walnut, mahogany or bamboo.
This extremely rare late facelift example, fitted with the highly desirable manual gearbox and factory Sports Pack, has been in the custodianship of just two former keepers from new. The DB9 is showing 42,000 miles recorded, supported by a full Aston Martin Main Dealer service record.
The Aston is finished in metallic Onyx Black with a matching Obsidian Black Leather interior, and is supplied with an MoT valid to May 2018, and two sets of keys. Well specified from new, a full list of features is available upon request.
The DB9 is the car which put Aston Martin back on the map, and this rare manual version is a must for the true collector.