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2005 Aston Martin DB9

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  • Mileage~50,600
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine5.9L
  • LocationNantwich

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2005 Aston Martin DB9

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Introduction

Paul Wright
Professional Consigner

The Aston Martin DB9 is a phenomenal grand tourer which looks, feels and sounds incredible.

The Aston Martin DB9 was first shown in 2003 at the Frankfurt Auto Show being the successor of the DB7. Designed by Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker, two designers famous for the concept designs of the Escort Cosworth, RS200, BMW Z8 and many more.

With a much sharper and modern design than the DB7 it succeeded, and fitted with the 5.9L V12 from the Vanquish, it offered outstanding performance. The DB9 was the first model to be built at Aston Martin's Gaydon facility in Warwickshire, and it received an excellent reception from the press when launched.

This particular example is coming to market from ~4 years of ownership in which the current owner has covered ~3,000, and if finished in the classic colour of Californian Sage Green with matching green leather interior, a classy choice. With just 4 former keepers and just ~50,600 miles on the clock, it can be considered a low mileage example, and this car will go through a service with a local performance car specialist before collection by the winning bidder.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Paul after meeting Carl the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I think the design of this car will stand the test of time, much like the Jaguar E-Type, two British classics.

Carl has owned this DB9 for around 4 years, he described the beautiful design and raucous sound of the car as two of the main reasons he loves and bought this car. Describing it as having "never missed a beat", he's used the car sparingly amongst other sports cars in his collection, covering around 3,000 miles in that time.

With a big house project underway, Carl has decided to free up some capital and so the DB9 comes to auction with us. He'll be happy to answer any questions in the comments section below.

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Exterior

A modern classic finished in a fitting Aston Martin colour of Californian Sage Green, the design of the DB9 was a significant modernisation for the marque.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with Aston Martins 19" 10 spoke alloy wheels, they spokes give you a sense of confidence this car will remain planted to the road. They present in very good condition. The wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tyres on all corners, again they present in very good condition.

Bodywork

A modern classic in the making, designed by two of the best automotive designers in the world, the DB9 is likely to remain much more popular than the DB7 it followed. The bodywork on this example looks in very good condition, shut-lines and panel gaps looks correct across the entirety.

These cars feature aluminium panels, and so the typical rust you see with steel bodied cars is not an issue. Sometimes you do find corrosion where the aluminium is bonded to metal, in general this car doesn't suffer from that, but there it a area at the top of the rear window that shows signs of this. View the photo gallery and video review for the detail.

Paint

Finished in the classic Aston Martin colour of "Californian Sage Green", this car tips its hat back to the days of the DB5 in acknowledgement of the DB that really pushed Aston Martin in to popular culture.

The finish on the paint is very good across the whole car, even in colour across all panels. With the car having covered just over 50,000 miles, there are stone chips to the lower front bumper as captured in the pictures and video footage. In addition to this, there is the odd scuff underneath the car where the low bodywork has likely caught speed bumps over time. View the gallery for a detailed view.

Glass and Trim

All present in excellent condition, particularly the trim on this car. All looks vibrant, and the headlight lenses look beautiful and clear, along with the chrome trim around the windows.

Interior

Continuing the classic theme, the car is finished in a light green leather, a quality cabin that is befitting of this popular GT.

Seats and Carpets

Full leather seats with electronic adjustment, they are finished in green leather and present in very good condition. Just the slightest of wear to the outer drivers seat bolster that is in line with the mileage of this example. The rear passenger seat has a mark to the leather, likely a result of something placed on the seat. The car is fitted with dark green carpets and over-mats, all looking in very good condition too.

Dashboard

A simple and ergonomic dashboard, with and iconic "wings" starter button front and centre. The condition of the switchgear is good, the wear in line with the mileage of the car.

The centre console and dashboard are wrapped in matching green leather to the seats, again in very good condition as pictured.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A black leather steering wheel devoid of distractions is what Aston Martin opted for in the DB8. This example presents in good condition, no significant wear, and the paddle shifters for the automatic gearbox tell the same story.

Mechanics

With an impressive ~450BHP from the 5.9L V12 engine, the DB9 has plenty of power and a chassis to deliver it effectively too.

Engine and Gearbox

The 5.9L block paired to the automatic touchtronic gearbox is the most common combination for the DB9. It's easy to understand why, with all that power and torque, the gearbox delivers it effectively and can transport the car to 60MPH in ~4.7 seconds.

Watch the cold start video to see the engine spring in to life. Carl will be getting the car serviced by his local specialist ABP Motorsport in Crewe before collection for the winning bidder. He reports that the gearbox moves through the gears smoothly with no known faults.

Suspension and Brakes

The aluminium chassis on the DB9 was 25% lighter than its predecessor, and the car is fitted with double-wishbone suspension which offers extreme stability when accelerating quickly, the car received high praise from the press when it was launched.

4 pot calipers fitted for braking on this model, there's some surface corrosion on the brake discs from a lack of recent use, nothing flagged up in the most recent MOT with regards the brakes or suspension.

The Drive

Carl describes the drive as "effortless, a proper GT. However... put your foot down and the car seems to have no limits... my nerves do though!".

Electrics and Other

The car is fitted with stock equipment, the automatic gearbox has dash mounted controls in addition to the paddle shifters. Carl reports that all the electrics are working with no known faults.

History and Paperwork

Finished in an iconic and classic colour, this DB9 has covered just over 50,000 miles and is coming to market with a fresh service for the winning bidder.

Coming out of ~4 years ownership and just 4 former keepers, this GT from Aston Martin looks absolutely beautiful in coupe form and finished in a classic colour that harks back to the days of the DB5.

Carl the current owner is in the process of having the car serviced at his local performance specialist ABP Motorsport, this is booked in for the 6th of September after which point the winning bidder will be able to collect the car. Please note the private registration has been removed and the car is back on its age related plate of FX54UXT.

We've actioned checks on; Seller ID, V5C, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
05.11.2020 MOT 49,440
24.10.2019 MOT 48,812
14.06.2019 MOT 47,603
22.06.2018 Service 46,520
22.06.2018 MOT 46,520
19.06.2017 Service 41,202
14.06.2017 MOT 41,198
12.07.2016 Service 40,328
21.06.2016 MOT 40,306
07.09.2015 Service 39,611
22.06.2015 MOT 38,997
20.04.2015 MOT 38,568
31.01.2014 MOT 38,309
02.01.2014 Service 38,289
21.09.2012 MOT 38,277
16.08.2011 MOT 32,547
06.03.2010 MOT 30,330
12.02.2010 Service 30,304
29.01.2009 Service 25,785
02.01.2009 MOT 25,641
04.01.2008 MOT 23,769
19.01.2007 Service 20,210
08.05.2006 Service 13,886
05.01.2006 Service 9,910
Key Details
  • ModelDB9
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date2005
  • CC5,935
  • Mileage~50,600
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourCalifornian Sage Green
  • Interior ColourGreen
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCFAC01AX5GA01436
  • Engine #AM04/01524
  • Last ServiceBooked for 6th September 2021
  • MOT04.11.2021
  • HPi ClearYes
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~4 years
  • Key FeatureColour and condition






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Gary Hood
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Gary Hood

Hi in the pics and video the panel gaps between bonnet and wing look a bit uneven. The passenger side looks wider than the drivers side. Could you tell me if the car has ever been in an accident.
Thanks

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Ivan Sanders
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Ivan Sanders

Carl,

Before bidding naturally I carried out the usual searches. According to the government’s web site the vehicle registration DOV 3Y belongs to a 2012 ‘Range Rover.’

Best wishes,
Ivan Sanders

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi Ivan, that’s right. It’s a personal plate which has now been moved. In the history section, you will see we have stated the age related registration it has now moved back on to. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Ivan Sanders
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Ivan Sanders

Kulraj, Thank you. Are you prepared to reveal the age of the photographs and the vehicle reg. no? Regards, Ivan

Kulraj Salh
Admin

The photographs were shot a couple of weeks ago, as mentioned, the new registration is clearly stated in the history section. Do take the time to read the entire listing. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

lotusjez
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lotusjez

Hi – is the car HPI clear?

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