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November 23, 2017

Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-Aston Martin DB7 Vantage – V12 Coupe

by Mike –

Aston Martin DB7 Vantage – V12 Coupe

Produced from 1994 to 2004 the Aston Martin DB7 was the highest volume Aston Martin made up to that time with 7,000 in total made, more than all other Aston Martins combined I was told.

Aston Martin DB7

Initially the engine was a supercharged I-6 producing 335 hp. In 1999 the engine was changed to a 420 hp, 6.0-liter, 48-valve V-12 that produced 400 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 MPH came in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 186 MPH with the manual Tremec T-56 6-speed transmission and 165 MPH with the ZF 5HP30 five speed automatic.

Aston Martin DB7

Ford owned Aston Martin from 1988 to 2007 and the V12 was based on Ford’s design. Ford also made significant improvements in Aston Martin’s quality.

We ordered a DB7 in 2000 (shown in the first four photos) and it arrived in early 2001 as a 2001 model. This is still one of the most beautiful cars ever made, in my opinion. It was a very reliable drive and was quick. The only problem I had was the headroom was not enough for my 6′ 1″ height, otherwise we would still own it.

Aston Martin DB7

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

Number made: 7,000 from 1994 to 2004 including the V12 and the straight 6-cylinder.

Hagerty Price Guide value for a condition 2 example: $37,900 to $50,000 for the Vantage V12 coupe depending on the year.

Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide median price: $34,700 for the coupe.

Even though there were a large number made they are still rare on the streets. The prices are very reasonable considering what you get – a real hand made, beautiful Aston Martin with a powerful V12 engine.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

 

 

Aston Martin DB7 Factory In Bloxham, England

I visited the DB7 factory in Bloxham, England in 2000 where the DB7 was hand assembled. Some of my photos are below with more at this link.

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

Aston Martin DB7 Factory

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Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-Aston Martin DB7 Vantage - V12 Coupe
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Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-Aston Martin DB7 Vantage - V12 Coupe
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The Aston Martin DB7 Vantage is one of the most beautiful cars ever made and is very quick and oh so stylish.
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Comments

  1. Vince Cassaniti says:

    Very nice vehicle and would love one in my garage.

  2. Tommy Entenza says:

    My ’03 DB7 coupe, 6 spd w/15K is, after my 5 children, my pride & joy. Still, at my age (78) I’m thinking of finding it a new caretaker.

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