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Aston Martin DB9 Volante - £45,000

Chassis Number: SCFAAO2A36GB06499

Engine Number: AM04/17134

UK Registration Number: OO 04 JKC

Date of first reg: 1st September 2006

Exterior colour: Aston Martin Green

Hood: Black Mohair

Interior colour: Parliament Green with Moonstone

Current Odometer reading: 53,500

Mileage Warranty:

Steering: Right

Transmission: Manual

Options: Satellite navigation,Premium audio system,Phone system, Heated seats,Tracker, Optional Brake Calipers,Parking sensors,Powerfold mirrors, Heated Front Screen,19” x 15 Spoke Alloy Wheels,Tyre Pressure Monitors


Background

Background:

The DB9 was the star of the 2003 Frankfurt Motor show where it was unveiled to the public for the very first time. The sleek superformed aluminium body was initially designed by Ian Callum but had also been significantly influenced by the next director of AM design, Hendrik Fisker. The DB9 was powered by a third-generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre V12 and has a top speed of 186mph. Production of the coupe started at the new Gaydon factory very early in 2004, with the Volante coming on stream early in 2005.

The DB9 was the first of what was to become a long line of production Aston Martins to use VH architecture the DB 9 used 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. The DB9 body shell weighed 25% less than that of the DB7 but has double its torsional rigidity. This process also allowed Aston Martin to retain high levels of engineering accuracy in producing a car at a higher volume, ensuring chassis performance to match the engine power.

Aston Martins have always made the interior of their cars to be very special places. Beautifully tailored with the finest of materials, the DB9 follows 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. The fine detail of finishing typifies by the starter button made of glass, sand etched with the Aston Martin wings logo.

Summary:

The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is acknowledged as a modern classic and, with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this car is going to reward any owner. Rare as a manual, it is almost unique with its bespoke luggage and cracking value for money.

Highly recommended!

Vehicle History

First registered in September 2006, this lovely manual Volante was sold by Aston Martin Mayfair to a Mr Farmer of Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire. The car was serviced and maintained by Lancaster of Reading and it is they who sold the car to its second owner, Mr Lewis Evans, in January 2011.

With bases in both London and the West Country, Mr Evans dominant use of the car was Touring and he commissioned bespoke luggage to go with the car. Two hard cases are complimented by two soft bags which all together fit the boot space – maximising the available storage, two larger soft bags were made to fit on the rear seats. All made in Bridge of Weir leather in Parliament Green with Moonstone to match the interior trim, they were further personalised with the chassis number of the car. In addition there were certain areas of personalisation of the interior carried out in this period.

However, the two years that it took to make this wonderful luggage saw the arrival of children and the curtailing of the touring! Still unused and still fabulous this luggage set adds to the value of this car.

The car was registered in Mr Evans’ company name in March 2014 and was acquired by the current owner, an Aston enthusiast well known to Byron International, in November 2017. So, whist the registration document notes 3 previous owners plus the current owner, only two owners actually owned the car before 2017.

A great service history accompanies the car.

MOT History

MOT Date   Odometer

19.10.10    16,984
19.09.11    22,903
28.11.12    36,123
16.12.13    42,359
09.04.15    47,662
19.05.16    49,910
18.05.17    51,512
08.06.18    52,777

Service and Maintenance Record

01.08.06- Mileage: 00,046- Service Agent: Aston Martin Mayfair

Pre-delivery inspection

12.09.05- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tracker

Fit Tracker

09.11.06- Mileage: 01,300- Service Agent: Lancaster Reading

1,000-mile service

17.03.08- Mileage: 05,543- Service Agent: Lancaster Reading

10,000-mile service

05.03.09- Mileage: 11,940- Service Agent: Lancaster Reading

20,000-mile service

16.03.10- Mileage: 15,580- Service Agent: Lancaster Reading

30,000-mile service

05.04.11- Mileage: 18,739- Service Agent: Chiltern Aston

Parts only: Clear lamp kit, iPod connection

13.04.11- Mileage: 18,739- Service Agent: Chiltern Aston

DB9 Enhancements: Apron, lower mesh grille centre and sides; strip/polish rad grille, paint bonnet and wing grilles; fit gear knob surround, console and ashtray

02.05.11- Mileage: 19,338- Service Agent: Lancaster Reading

Re-bond loose4 reflector and carry out annual brake fluid change

16.05.11- Mileage: 19,338- Service Agent: Lancaster Reading

40,000-mile service

12.07.11- Mileage: 22,009- Service Agent: Lancaster Reading

Replace B post weather strip assembly

02.09.11- Mileage: 22,553- Service Agent: Nicholas Mee

Parts only: Aluminium gear stick, engraved ashtray lid, centre console panel

27.06.12- Mileage: 31,307- Service Agent: Bamford Rose

50,000-mile service

30.03.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: SML Design

Parts: Anodised gearshift surround with countersunk stainless-steel watch screws; Aluminium fascia with bespoke hand tooled anodised aluminium air vent surrounds and upper strip detail with countersunk stainless-steel watch screws; black Ethiopian hair sheep leather gear stick; Semi aniline A grade nubuck dk green gaiter surround and bespoke hand trimmed semi aniline black leather and dk green nubuk steering wheel with bespoke stitching detail

07.04.13- Mileage: 36,576- Service Agent: Bamford Rose

60,000-mile service, supply and fit spark plugs, LH & RH drive shafts supplies and fitted, new rear brake pads, new Bosch battery. Replace exhaust bypass valve rod, RH track rod end, lambda sensor, wiring heat protection boxes,

26.05.14- Mileage: 43,810- Service Agent: Bamford Rose

70,000-mile service – supply and fit rear tyres

03.06.15- Mileage: 47,863- Service Agent: Bamford Rose

80,000-mile service, supply and fit coil and spark plug

20.05.16- Mileage: 49,024- Service Agent: Bamford Rose

10,000-mile service

16.04.18- Mileage: 52,139- Service Agent: Aston Martin Sevenoaks

12th year service,


Byron International