Aston Martin DB7. An old love of mine.

May 08, 2022,15:21 PM

Keep in mind that we are in 1993 / 1994, here, and that we were used to some brutal design for Aston Martin cars, just before the DB 7 was unveiled. 

So you can imagine my reaction when I saw this car in the newspapers, in 1993. 

It first came with a 6 Cylinders and Compressor engine, and since 1999 or 2000 with a 12 Cylinders. 

Here it is: 

And now, the 12 Cylinders from Year 2000.

What about a GT / GTA with a handful of extra HP?  Here, the GTA from 2004. 

Nowadays, some will say that this is not the most graceful Aston and they will probably be right, but still, I find it has some charm, and it still attracts me. 

For the pickiest of us... A pure marvel, a pure dream car for me, the DB7 Zagato, made in 99 pieces, in 2003. 

The Interior too is worth some interest. It is giving me some ideas for my... Alpine... wink



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So easy... ;)

 By: amanico : May 8th, 2022-15:40

That engine was HEAVILY reworked....

 By: InHavenPro : May 8th, 2022-16:28
It is not, as often portrayed, just two Ford V6 engines 'slapped together'. I read the whole story on the development on that V12 engine, and it is as authentic and inspirational as it gets! Cheers, Filip

The styling shows a lot of Taurus influence...

 By: mdg : May 8th, 2022-16:37
...lots of roundness...

The Taurus was a very popular car...

 By: mdg : May 8th, 2022-16:51
...but was a bit on the boring side until the SHO version which was powered by a Yamaha V6 : )

I had a dark green 3.2 litres DB7

 By: sham1 : May 8th, 2022-15:31
and it was so easy to drive. Yes it had a Jaguar engine but I did not mind. For me it was a gorgeous looking car and one that helped Aston survive in the 90s.


 By: sham1 : May 8th, 2022-16:36
somehow a lot more desirable than the Jaguars XK and XKRs.

A tad more " chic ".

 By: amanico : May 8th, 2022-17:23

For me, one of the most important factors of owning a car

 By: sham1 : May 9th, 2022-00:50
is the feel good factor that the car provides. The Aston had it in bucket loads!

Here is mine

 By: dedestexhes : May 8th, 2022-16:18
Are real GT with a lot of flaws but in the end very enjoyable. Dirk ...  

That's a beauty!

 By: TeutonicCarFan : May 8th, 2022-16:23

Superb :)

 By: InHavenPro : May 8th, 2022-16:30
Thanks for the pics, Filip

Immaculate design!

 By: InHavenPro : May 8th, 2022-16:26
Totally timeless and embodies British understatement to the absolute max.... All four trims are equally gorgeous, I would probably opt for the most traditional green, but that burgundy is mighty tempting as well - the interior is hugely appealing! The onl... 

The car that let Aston Martin survive!

 By: JLCman : May 8th, 2022-18:37
Indeed the DB7 and DB7 Vantage helped to let the brand survive. The by Cosworth for and together with Aston developed V12 engine was a great design and not just a doubled Ford V6. The whole package nowadays looks like the perfect entrance into the world o... 

My old love too . Wanted to buy one back then but when I tried to get behind the wheel in a showroom I noticed I didn’t fit in 😬

 By: Watchonthewrists : May 8th, 2022-19:35
I was a bit to tall for the car . The tried a XK8 in the same showroom and that wasn’t a problem so I bought a Jaguar then . Still till today i love the DB7 design a lot and especially the Zagato 🤩👌🏻

Remember too….

 By: guycord : May 8th, 2022-20:58
At the time, - 2010/11 or so, I had a not so clever DB4 which was undergoing renovation after the previous owner let her go a bit. I used to travel frequently to Goldhawk Rd to visit Nicolas Mee & Co. They had a lovely DB7Zag which they were not shifting.... 

A few more…

 By: RabidManatee : May 9th, 2022-01:55

Automotive heaven!

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2022-14:27

If I may…

 By: RabidManatee : May 8th, 2022-22:37

trying again

 By: RabidManatee : May 8th, 2022-23:51

Worth it every single time ;D

 By: InHavenPro : May 9th, 2022-01:47
Cheers, Filip


 By: RabidManatee : May 9th, 2022-01:49

Is it just me?

 By: MilDiver : May 9th, 2022-04:19
I look at the small instrument indicators (oil, fuel etc) and see a Ming dial The car is beautiful to look at, a charm to sit in, a fun to drive, but not sure how reliable it is or was then.

It's a fairly reliable car.

 By: InHavenPro : May 10th, 2022-04:51
Not without its quirks, but certainly not unreliable!

What are its quirks?

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2022-06:55

From my long-time participation in AMOC....

 By: InHavenPro : May 10th, 2022-07:09
people mostly complain (if at all) about body panels (trim), paint and electrical stuff.... Engine wise, what I've seen is simply fuel pressure regulator, and excessive radiator fan running.... None of these items are major issues, and most other makes ha... 

How can you omit the 2002 Golden Jubilee Edition ?

 By: Centurionone : May 9th, 2022-14:09
Only 24 were made in the same colour .Each came with a dedicated watch given to their respective owners at an exclusive event held at Thornbury Castle. ...  

Here you go..

 By: Centurionone : May 9th, 2022-18:14