2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage “Keswick Special”

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Highlights

  • Number three of just ten “Keswick Special” DB7s offered by Lancaster Group
  • Just 44,545 miles
  • Full Aston Martin Service history, with seventeen stamps and every itemised service since 2006 recorded
  • Subject to a comprehensive recent overhaul with c.£6,000 spent with AstonDB7.com and a further c.£2,000 with RS Williams at the end of 2021
  • Advisory-free MOT valid until 20th March 2025

The Appeal

The launch of the DB7 in 1993 signalled a new era for Aston Martin. By the late 1980s, the once-great firm was once more in financial trouble and it was to be the Ford Motor Company that would stump up the cash to secure Aston’s future. It desperately needed a new car, one that would be simpler to produce than the exceedingly expensive hand-built Virage. So, with a welcome injection of Detroit dollars and the collaboration of TWR and Jaguar, the excellent DB7 was born.
This 2003 example is rather special - a V12-engined Vantage and one of just ten “Keswick Special” DB7s offered at the time by Lancaster Group. It’s in lovely condition, has just 44,545 miles on the clock and benefits from full Aston Martin service history. The current (advisory-free) MOT runs until March 2025, the last service was carried out only 650 miles ago so the DB7 is ready to enjoy.

The History and Paperwork

  • Four former registered keepers
  • 44,545 miles
  • Number three of ten “Keswick Special” DB7s
  • Full Aston Martin service history with seventeen stamps and every itemised service since 2006 recorded 
  • Accompanied by a substantial history file
  • Bespoke original service manual for Keswick Special Number 3
  • Recent full mechanical overhaul with £6,000 spent at AstonDB7.com and £2,000 spent at RS Williams at the end of 2021
  • The last service was carried out only 650 miles ago by Fisher Performance cars
  • MOT valid until 20th March 2025
  • Private registration ‘K33 SWK’ is included - (the original was RN52 FRU)

The Condition

  • Rare and desirable carbon fibre interior pack
  • Recent new Pirelli P-Zero tyres
  • Complete with the original Aston Martin engraved umbrella, indoor car cover and battery charger (with bag)
  • Complete tool kit
  • Ferrari Nero Daytona black coachwork
  • Chromed upper and lower mesh front grills
  • Smoke grey upper interior and Alcantara headlining
  • Charcoal lower interior
  • Heated electronic leather seats, embossed with the DB7 motif
  • Upgraded Becker multi-CD player (with sat nav) and surround sound
  • Equipped with factory air conditioning 
  • White dials and chrome pedals replicated in the later GT versions
  • Black brake callipers behind bespoke 19” alloy wheels
  • Superb original bodywork and smart paint with minimal imperfections
  • Straight panels which align nicely, as do the doors, bonnet and boot lid
  • The badging and other brightwork present well
  • Well-preserved interior
  • Some light wear to the leather upholstery, but nothing excessive
  • We’re not informed of any apparent issues with the cabin electrics
  • Smart carpeting and headlining
  • The dashboard, switchgear and instrumentation all presents very well

The Mechanics 

  • 5,935 cc hand-built V12
  • Five-speed automatic gearbox
  • All looks original and in good order under the bonnet
  • Evidence of judicious service history from new and just 44,545 miles covered
  • The vendor reports that the engine starts readily, runs superbly and performs impeccably
  • Serviced within the last 650 miles
  • Significant mechanical overhaul carried out during recent years
  • No untoward noises or apparent issues to report
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2003
  • Make Aston Martin
  • Model Db7 Vantage Auto
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 44,545 Miles
  • Engine size 5935
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Weybridge
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
7 bids from 6 bidders
  • impedit•••• £13,000 19/06/24
  • eghfox7•••• £12,500 17/06/24
  • elias-n•••• £12,000 15/06/24
  • inform8•••• £5,000 14/06/24
  • elias-n•••• £3,000 14/06/24
  • Grey-st•••• £2,000 14/06/24
  • ryan.co•••• £1,500 14/06/24
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