This 1995 Aston Martin DB7 is an iconic British grand tourer, presented in a superb factory colour scheme and strong mechanical condition. Powers comes from the all-alloy 335bhp 3.2-litre supercharged straight-six engine, driven through a four-speed automatic transmission. The odometer indicates just 57,179 miles from new, which is supported by a good history file.
Supplied new via Stratstone in London in July 1995, this DB7 boasts a superb service record from new, with 22 stamps in the original maintenance record that accompanies the car. While it would benefit from some cosmetic rejuvenation, this is clearly a car that has been cherished by its previous keepers.
Finished in striking Porsche Cobalt Blue, the paintwork is immediately eye-catching and is described as being in fair condition. There are various minor chips in the coat around the car, as well as one notable deep chip on the bonnet and some lacquer peeling on top of the nearside wing, both of which are pictured in the media gallery below.
The car wears the original set of 18-inch lightweight Speedline alloy wheels, which are all in very good order. At the front, the car features the stainless steel mesh grille. Exterior plastic and rubber trim around the body is generally in great shape, with only minor wear to speak of.
Inside, the seats are upholstery in full grey Connolly leather, complemented by dark blue piping. The lower sections of the door cards and dashboard are also finished in the same grey hide, while the top of the doors and dashboard are trimmed in dark blue leather. There is a small slice in the leather on the centre console armrest, but otherwise only wear commensurate with the age and mileage, with the odd nick and minor scuff.
The carpeting throughout the cabin and in the boot is in good order, with the only note from the vendor being some deterioration in the dark blue binding around the driver’s floor mat, which is shown in the gallery below. The dashboard features an Alpine stereo head unit with a CD changer, and there are no known faults with any of the electrics.
The most recent scheduled maintenance was at McGurk Performance Cars in August 2019. This comprised an oil and filter service, as well as renewal of the brake fluid. The two services prior to this were carried out by Migliore Cars in 2011 and 2015.
While the car has evidently been stored and serviced less frequently in recent years, it was maintained fastidiously during its first 15 years on the road, being seen for maintenance almost every year – and sometimes twice a year – by Aston Martin main dealers and specialists.
Its last MOT test was in January 2019 at 56,920 miles, which resulted in a pass with only a couple of advisories regarding a minor (“not excessive”) oil leak, and some slight corrosion to the rear brake hose ferrules.
The wheels are shod in Bridgestone Potenza tyres in size 245/40 R18 all round. The front tyres have 5-6mm of tread remaining, while the rears have 6-7mm left.
Accompanying this DB7 is the original black bound owner’s folder, incorporating the handbook as well as the maintenance record, which features 21 stamps from Aston Martin main dealers and specialists. Two keys are also present.
This Aston Martin DB7 is presented in a stunning colour combination and has evidently been mechanically well maintained. It is an honest example that would now benefit from some cosmetic attention to bring its appearance up to the same shining standard as its history. With a sensible mileage that means it can be readily driven and enjoyed, this is a great opportunity to acquire a modern British classic.
Summary of service history:
29 Jul 1995 – Pre-delivery (182 miles)
12 Sep 1995 – 1,070 miles
3 Jul 1996 – 5,332 miles
16 Jul 1998 – 12,911 miles
6 Sep 1999 – 18,499 miles
18 Jun 2000 – 21,963 miles
9 Jul 2001 – 28,417 miles
19 Nov 2001 – 29,205 miles
15 Jul 2002 – 31,038 miles
22 Jan 2003 – 32,226 miles
23 Jul 2003 – 33,630 miles
19 Apr 2004 – 34,117 miles
24 Feb 2005 – 35,351 miles
18 Aug 2005 – 37,271 miles
13 Feb 2006 – 38,534 miles
25 Aug 2006 – 40,117 miles
26 Jun 2007 – 41,278 miles
25 Nov 2008 – 42,388 miles
4 Feb 2010 – 44,292 miles
7 Apr 2011 – 45,628 miles
4 Aug 2015 – 51,447 miles
8 Aug 2019 – 57,175 miles