1999→2004 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

longside the V8 Vantage Le Mans, Aston Martin announced the DB7 Vantage Volante at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. Much of the car was similar to the Coupe version, but the Vantage Volante featured stiffer suspension.

The model was a complete success story, particularly in America which helped propel sales up to 2046 examples.

Like the DB7 Vantage, the Volante featured Aston Martin’s top V12 engine that was capable of 420 bhp.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1999 – 2004
built at England
body stylist Iam Callum
production 2046
price $ $ 146,000
price £/td> £99,950
engine 60º V12
position Front, Longitudinal
valvetrain Chain Driven DOHC w/4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Mulit-Point Electronic Injection
displacement 5935 cc / 362.2 in³
compression 10.3:1
power 313.2 kw / 420.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 70.77 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 224.0 bhp per tonne
torque 542.3 nm / 400 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Semi-Monocoque Steel body ober Steel Tub-Chassis
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
wheel type Alloy
front tires 245/40ZR-18 Bridgestone S02
rear tires 265/35ZR-18 Bridgestone S02
front brakes Ventilated & Cross-Drilled Discs w/Aluminum 4-Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Ventilated & Cross-Drilled Discs w/Aluminum 4-Piston Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18 x 9 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Monotube Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Longitudinal Arms, Coil Springs, Monotube Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1875 kg / 4134 lbs
wheelbase 2591 mm / 102.0 in
length 4666 mm / 183.7 in
width 1830 mm / 72.0 in
height 1260 mm / 49.6 in
transmission Getrag 6-Speed Manual or GM Five-Speed Automatic
final drive 3.77:1
top speed ~265.5 kph / 165.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.0 seconds

Auction Sales History

1999→2004 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

 

2001 Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Volante Convertible SCFAB42361K401539

This left-hand drive Vantage Volante Convertible was delivered new to Belgium and comes with a copies of the manufacturer’s Certificate of Conformity and specification sheet. Finished in green with beige/green leather interior, it has the ZF five-speed automatic gearbox and is presented in beautiful condition having covered only 32,173 kilometres from new. The car is offered with instruction book, Belgian Carte Grise and Contrôle Technique. A rare chance to acquire a little-used example of this ultimate soft-top Aston Martin for a fraction of the original purchase price.

Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

1999→2004 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

This exceptional Vantage Volante has covered just 23,229 kms (14,433 miles). Delivered new via Royal Motors in Monaco, it was first registered in Belgium in January 2003 and remains in showroom condition, complete with the original leather-bound Owners Guide folder containing New Car Warranty, Quick Reference Guide, Traffic Pro Navigation System booklet and spare keys. Even the Aston Martin umbrella is in place in the boot, which also houses the Aston Martin Premium Audio System with six-disc CD changer and battery conditioner in its original A-M box. The car has 2+2 seating, power hood, hood cover, red brake callipers and carbon-fibre dashboard trim. Costing almost £100,000 new, today it is a supercar bargain.

Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM