Flick through the earliest copies of Classic Car Weekly and you’ll see DB-era Astons from the Fifties and Sixties being advertised for a fraction of what they fetch now. This is where their Nineties descendant, the DB7, is now, which is why I’d be making a beeline for this straight-six Volante model.
H&H Classics is selling this one in its Imperial War Museum sale in Duxfordon 14 April, and I reckon it’s snapped up within its £15-20k pre-sale estimate its lucky new owner will have landed themselves a very smartly-bought Aston. It’s described as being excellent throughout – although I’d want to be taking advantage of a socially distanced pre-sale viewing to make sure of it, should lockdown restrictions at the time allow for it – and comes with an extensive service history, a fresh set of front tyres and that private registration number as part of the deal.
DB7s, particularly the earlier straight-six models, have been stuck in sub-£20k territory for ages, but I reckon that situation won’t last forever. Forget all the Jag-in-drag jibes and invitation to spot bits from Ford’s parts bin – this is one of the best-looking cars of the last 30 years and can crack 160mph in leather-lined comfort.