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The DB7 Dunhill Special Edition was unveiled in 1997 as a unique derivative produced for Alfred Dunhill, a leading fashion company specialising in men’s luxury goods to include writing implements, lighters, time pieces and fragrances. This beautiful, low mileage example was supplied new on the 2nd October 1998 by Five Oaks Garage Ltd, Aston Martin Lagonda distributor for the Channel Islands. This rare special edition car is number 49 produced and is finished in the original Platinum Metallic ‘Dunhill Silver’ with Charcoal Conolly hide upholstery and is equipped with Design features from Dunhill to include White faced dials, Dunhill Millenium watch design alloy wheels, special edition door handles and gear lever/boot release surround and brushed aluminium interior panels replacing what was wood veneer as standard. This car is also the non-smoking version, where a humidor was replaced by an Alfred Dunhill grooming kit which is still with the car and fully equipped today. Whilst 150 of these special edition’s cars were planned, it is believed only 78 cars (Coupe and Volante) were actually built.
The Aston Martin was registered in Jersey from 1998 to 2010 but was taken over to UK mainland for a service with Aston Martin agents in Chichester in November 1998 when a month old at 3280 and was serviced in April 1999 by the supplying dealer Five Oaks Ltd in Jersey at 8682 miles. Insurance discs for Jersey are with the car up to 2010 showing the car was registered on the island each year and in 2011 the DB7 was sold and brought over to mainland England at 43,000 miles. The DB7 was taken to Chiltern Aston Centre and was subject of £7,800 of work. This included a full service, fitting a new carbon canister breathing system, new lower wishbone bushes, new oil cooler and hoses, new hypoid unit pinion seal, new inlet manifold gasket, new heater water valve, new alarm siren, new air conditioning evaporator and expansion valve. The service was recorded in the service book at 43353 miles. In 2013 the Aston was serviced with JCT600 Brooklands in Leeds at 45332 miles, invoice and service stamp present.
In 2014 the Aston Martin DB7 sold to the most recent owner who has maintained the car exceptionally well and it has driven over to us from Leeds with a mileage of just over 57,000 from new. During his ownership the car has been treated to rebuilt brake calipers, new starter motor and immediately prior to arriving with us to be put on sale, the car has had new front shock absorbers, shocker top bushes, new boot latch, new steering arm and bolts, new bonnet cable, re-gased air-conditioning and a service at 57107 miles so the car is prepared and ready for its next owner. The Aston presents superbly with excellent paintwork, a superb straight bodyshell, lovely original low mileage upholstery and the power hood works perfectly well. The car is fabulous to drive with the six cylinder 3.2 engine and automatic gearbox performing faultlessly, brakes are sharp and pull up square, the steering smooth and direct and the suspension feels excellent with no knocks or rattles. Having recently had £2,000 spent on mechanical preparation and a service, the DB7 is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next owner.