Although Victor Gauntlett had long mooted the idea, it took the arrival of Ford money and TWR Group know-how for a new generation, ‘small’ Aston Martin to become reality. Unveiled at the March 1993 Geneva Salon the DB7 had been subjected to more testing and development work than any of the marque’s previous models. The long awaited V12-engined DB7 Vantage was introduced at the Geneva Salon six years later.
The styling had been transformed by its original designer, Ian Callum, and the chassis featured completely new front and rear suspension and more powerful Brembo brakes, and the model was available with either a six-speed close ratio manual gearbox or five-speed automatic unit with the jewel in the newcomer’s crown being the 6-litre 420bhp engine nestling under the bonnet – the first V12 unit ever to power a production Aston Martin.
Attractively finished in one of the most desirable colour schemes available for the type and benefitting from bearing the exclusive moniker of Aston Martin Vantage, this 34,000 mile DB7 is offered with comprehensive service bills and records. Having been owned by the same family from new and with just two registered owners this wonderful example is ready to go for the Spring and Summer months ahead.