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2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

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£26,000

  • Mileage~62,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine5.9L
  • LocationCambridge

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2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

Beautifully shaped, extremely fast, and engaging to drive - what else would you expect from Aston Martin.

The DB9 was produced from 2004 and 2016. Originally penned 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 design than the DB7, the DB9 was fitted with the 5.9L V12 from the Vanquish, it offers an aluminium construction, and 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 DB9 was first registered in the UK in 2005, it was used by Aston Martin, shown in the hospitality paddock at Le Mans the same year. It had a major service ~3,000 miles ago in July 2021 and has been in the careful hands of the current owner for the past 8 months.

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

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Meet the owner

I've always had an itch to own an Aston Martin, ever since a former colleague owned a DB2/4.

Colin had the opportunity to purchase this lovely DB9 at the start of the year. He always fancied himself an Aston Martin DB9 after owning a handful of Jaguars and other exotic sports cars in the past too. When he came across this example he knew it was right for him, finished in the right colours, condition and previous service history it was the perfect fit.

Colin has thoroughly enjoyed his ownership over this year and planned to keep the car much longer, although due to health reasons and not using the car as much as he once planned has decided to part with it "I am now in my 77th year, and it is a very fast car and I know I would feel tempted, so I am acting responsibly". He will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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Exterior

With glorious and elegant looks, the DB9 is arguably a piece of art, it was a new design style for the brand that still has that classic DB heritage.

Wheels and Tyres

Recently refurbished in March 2022 by "The Wheel Genie", and finished in the original colour of "Brilliant Silver" the wheels appear in excellent uncurbed condition. These wheels were upgraded items by Aston Martin from factory, as seen in the pictures with the on display at Le Mans.

Along with the refurbishment to the wheels, they were given a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's all round. The tyres of course have a great amount of tread left for the new owner, take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this DB9 presents in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car look to align very well, just as you would expect from an British sports car of this calibre.

We didn't spot any signs of corrosion that these aluminium bodied cars can have, where two metals meet, and just spotted a couple of parking related dents; one to the leading edge of the bonnet, one to the front offside wing as pictured.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in a desirable navy blue, the paint appeared in great condition on our visit, finished to a high standard, with even coverage and colour across each panel. With the age and mileage of the car, there are a few age related small marks, a small scratch to the rear bumper and some small stone chips to the bonnet.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks great and in line with the mileage and ownership, we didn't notice any major chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit.

The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car. We did notice one very small crack to the nearside front light lens. View the image gallery to see the detail.

Interior

Aston certainly make beautiful interiors - this DB9 feels expensive and luxurious, made with the finest care and quality.

Seats and Carpets

These luxurious soft touch cream leather sports seats support you firmly as you corner, and they look in very good condition with the signs of patina beginning to show on the drivers seat in line with the age and mileage.

The soft leather continues to the door cards, and the car has deep pile navy carpets with over mats. You can tell this car has been cared for over its lifetime by a line of enthusiasts. Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.

Dashboard

As found with the rest of the interior, the dashboard is made using high-quality, luxurious materials.

Most DB9s benefit from highly customisable interiors and all of the options are a delight to examine, feel and touch. The instruments are easy to read and Colin assures us they all work as expected. The wood trim to the top of the dash is showing some typical signs of ageing that you'll see across the era of Aston Martin GTs.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The Aston Martin steering wheel and dash mounted gear selection buttons are in great condition too, along with the paddle shifters mounted to the steering column.

Please take a look at the detailed photos and videos for a closer view of these items.

Mechanics

~450BHP on tap, straight to the rear wheels, the Volante had a stiffened suspension but a more relaxed suspension configuration.

Engine and Gearbox

Performance and reliability are offered with the mighty Aston Martin "6.0L" V12 engine. It will take you to 60MPH in just ~4.7 seconds and maxes out at ~186MPH.

Please watch the "On the Road" video to see the car being started from cold, then run when up to temperature. We also ran the car at revs after the trip out, to see if any audible "tick" was present when idling, we couldn't detect any noise. Watch the video to see for yourself.

The car was last MOT'd on the 13th January 2022 and last serviced in July 2021 by Forza GB. There is a comprehensive history file that comes with the car, take a look at the details below.

Suspension and Brakes

Fitted with double-wishbone suspension which offers extreme stability when accelerating quickly, the chassis is aluminum and is 25% lighter than its predecessor.

There were no obvious knocks or rattles on the drive out. Please watch the video to see the car accelerating, steering and stopping. It performed just as you’d expect a car of this calibre to. Please view the mechanical photos and video to see underneath the car. Colin reports the suspension offers a firm yet comforting ride.

The Drive

Arguably the ultimate Grand Tourer, the DB9 looks, feels, and sounds great - a proper modern classic.

Colin reports a firm and sporty ride offering great experiences, he mentions that everything is working as it should.

Electrics and Other

Colin assures us all the electrics within the car are working as intended. Please take a look at the photographs and videos for a detailed tour around and inside.

History and Paperwork

Shown by Aston Martin themselves at Le Mans, this UK RHD comes with 15 services, in great condition and a beautiful and popular colourway.

This car is coming out of ~8 months of ownership with Colin, with 15 previous service stamps (11 main dealer). Take a look at the media to see all the history included within the sale of the car, including the service history files and MOT reports. If you're in the market for a luxurious GT car to enjoy all year round, a genuine and highly original example with great service history, then this is the example for you.

Colin will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
13.01.2022 MOT 62,122
22.07.2021 Service 59,765
15.06.2021 MOT 59,015
05.06.2020 MOT 54,805
04.06.2020 Service 54,800
28.02.2019 MOT 54,238
28.02.2019 Service 54,243
08.03.2018 MOT 52,167
08.03.2018 Service 53,162
09.03.2017 MOT 51,696
10.02.2016 MOT 50,520
01.02.2016 Service (MD) 50,516
20.04.2015 Service (MD) 49,714
16.04.2015 MOT 49,714
17.04.2014 MOT 46,784
13.01.2014 Service (MD) 45,532
02.09.2013 MOT 44,568
10.09.2012 Service (MD) 39,713
30.03.2012 MOT 39,551
24.02.2011 Service (MD) 37,894
12.05.2010 MOT 35,975
14.10.2009 Service (MD) 34,194
17.04.2009 MOT 31,249
03.08.2007 Service (MD) 21,790
12.10.2006 Service (MD) 9,219
24.05.2005 Service (MD) 1,230
Key Details
  • ModelDB9 Volante
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date01.04.2005
  • CC5,935
  • Mileage~62,000
  • HistoryVery Good
  • ColourNavy
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCFAC02AX5GB02555
  • Engine #AM04/14658/CR
  • Last Service22.07.2021
  • MOTYes. Exp - 12.01.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers7
  • Tyre BrandMichellin Pilot Sport 4S
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~8 months
  • Key FeatureSolid service records, great condition
  • Auction ID507230







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STEPHANOPOLI
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STEPHANOPOLI

Same car few months ago

orkbury
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orkbury

Hi >
Thank you very much. Best of luck with the sale.
Rgds
Nick

orkbury
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orkbury

Hi. Does it have sat nav please?
Rgds
Nick

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