2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
|Lot #: 569|
Produced in the Newport Pagnell factory in Buckinghamshire, England the 2002 Aston Martin Vantage Volante Convertible featured a retail price of $155,000. The clean lines, low grill, integral head and fog lights present a very distinctive appearance. While design is a great feature for these largely hand built sports cars, exclusivity is certainly what drives so many collectors to these spectacular automobiles. In the company’s 88-year history, only about 15,000 automobiles have been produced. Posh interiors are part of the Aston Martin experience. Connolly leather — similar to the upholstery seen in Britain’s House of Lords — blends with wood veneer trim. An Alpine stereo system is installed, and a CD player is installed. Customers could choose other materials to suit their personal tastes. They could also request such personalized accessories as fitted luggage and an umbrella holder. Aston Martins have another special feature: Instead of turning the key, you push a red button on the dashboard to start the engine. The DB7 Vantage use a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that generates 420 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque with a five-speed-automatic transmission. The ZF automatic permits the driver to select individual gear ratios using the floor lever or a Touchtronic push-button control system. Traction control and parking sensors are optional. Antilock brakes are standard. This beautiful Aston Martin, which has just over 31,500 miles, approximately 2,100 miles per year since new, has had two previous owners and both maintained and stored the car with great care. Additionally, this beautiful auto was built specifically for and displayed by the factory at the 2002 Los Angeles Auto Show.