- Price – £19,995
- Year – 1999
- Chassis No – SCFAA1112XK102575
- Engine No – AM1/0602374
- Gearbox – Automatic
- Exterior – Buckinghamshire Green
- Interior – Parchment with Forest Green
- Steering – RHD
- Mileage – 63,180
- Owners – 4
1999 Aston Martin DB7 Cosmetic GTS
This DB7 Cosmetic GTS pays tribute to one of the 6 cylinder car’s more interesting evolutions, the GTS.
Aston Martin Sales of Mayfair devised the GTS in 1996 and the now Chiltern Aston Centre in Hertfordshire built them. The GTS was mainly cosmetic in look including twin louvred bonnet bulges a la Zagato, body coloured Alessio split rim alloys, racing yellow body decals, a sports exhaust and interior changes such as white dials. Our car has been upgraded to include some of the more noticeable GTS aspects. These include a sports exhaust, body coloured split rim alloys and the racing yellow body decals. It is truly rare to see a genuinely different DB7 on the roads today. So, if different is your thing, this car might well be for you.
i6 DB7s are becoming rarer and more popular as a ‘level entry’ Aston Martin. This represents an opportunity to purchase a car that has been fully renovated. Marque specialists, Chicane in Hampshire, have undertaken all works. Supplied new by HWM in 1999, this last of the line 6 cylinder DB7 was specified in Buckinghamshire Green with a Parchment leather piped Green interior, a Forest Green and Parchment trim and Green carpets. It has the standard 4 speed automatic gearbox, a factory fitted sports exhaust, ‘Alessio’ split rim wheels and with a Kenwood ‘Mask’ stereo system – all of which give the car a distinctive look and sound – in addition to standard equipment, such as climate control, a 6 CD changer and electric seats.
To give this DB7 an edge, it has been upgraded to a cosmetic ‘GTS’ specification car. The split rims have been fully rebuilt with the centre sections now colour coded to the bodywork and shod with new Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres. As a final touch, DB7 GTS style racing yellow highlights have been added to the nose, the sides and around the tailpipe moulding, all making this one DB7 with a serious road presence!
HWM were responsible for all servicing of this car up until 2009, after which a collection of vehicle specialists in and around the Surrey region undertook the majority of work.
In 2022 and 2023, Aston Martin specialists Chicane undertook a comprehensive update and service of the car, whilst the passenger seat interior received connolising works to the seat bolsters and piping. Finally, a full detailing of the car’s exterior, underside and engine bay was undertaken.
This vehicle comes with a fully stamped service booklet, a spare set of keys and the original red master key.
On the Road
Mechanically sound and with all systems fully operational, this is the ideal DB7 in which to make a statement. The 3.2 litre straight six supercharged engine has a gradual, but increasing, surge under acceleration. Road holding and handling, particularly with the new Bridgestone tyres, is impressively sharp and the braking is strong.
The seats are very supportive and comfortable and unlike more modern Astons, you sit up and look over the bonnet rather than being low down. With the sports exhaust giving out a very distinctive note and with the split rim wheels and body highlights creating a racing car look, this is your opportunity to purchase a DB7 that will certainly stand out from the rest. The 6 cylinder DB7s are getting rarer and these are tipped to become future classics as well as being a good investment. But for now, this is an inexpensive way to enter the world of Aston Martin ownership, but with something a little bit different too.
This DB7 ‘Cosmetic’ GTS is available for viewing and demonstration at our Hampshire showroom by appointment only and will come with 12 months MOT and a full year’s warranty.