Arresting Aston appears at auction

The Aston Martin DB7 look great whatever the weather, even after all these years. But despite it’s A-list looks you can still pick one up for proletariat prices.

This 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante is up for grabs with Anglia Car Auction on November 4, and doesn’t it still look like a £100k car? The best news is that this one’s got an estimate of just £28,000 to £34,000.

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That’s still a healthy chunk of cash but you do get a lot of car for the money. This one’s powered by the thunderous 5.3-litre V12 engine, which means you’ll wave goodbye to 60mph in around five seconds before thundering on to around 165mph.

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But that’s not really the appeal of this car – leave the hooning antics to others, even if you do have a right toe-teasingly tempting 414bhp. It’s the torque that really matters here; a pleasing surge of naturally aspirated V12 thrust that allows you to dip out of cruising to overtaking easily.

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That means you’re free to take in the sumptuous interior, covered in lovely soft-touch leather. This particular example has done around 76,000 miles, though it’s been in a private collection since 2015 and has seen little use. We wouldn’t be too scared by the mileage – it’s the sign of a well-sorted, used car, rather than a garage queen that’s been left to stagnate.

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This might be an odd time to buy a convertible, but with the sun firmly in you may be able to pick up a bargain. Then you can waft down to Portugal and enjoy the autumn sun – and what better way to get there than in an Aston Martin DB7 Volante?

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