2005 Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin first announced their first grand touring car to be built at their Gaydon facility at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was the Aston Martin DB9 model which was placed into full production with the 2004 model year and commenced through 2016. The DB9 was the vehicle that succeeded the DB7. It was made available in a coupe model and in a convertible example which was called the Volante. The new grand touring car was the design of Henrik Fisker and Market Reichman. It was designed and engineered to be lighter with a large part of the components featuring strong and high quality aluminum as the main material. The curb weight of the DB9 was 3,770 pounds with a chassis that was based upon the VH platform. The engine for the DB9 was taken from the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. It was a 5.9-liter that gave the driver plenty of power resource along with excellent acceleration and a feeling of sportiness with all the comforts afforded by its touring classification. There are some who may wonder why Aston Martin skipped from the DB7 to the DB9. The rationale was quite simple. The new model was not an evolution, but more of a revolution in the development of the vehicle. It wasn’t a gradual change, but rather the closing of one chapter and the opening of another within the story of the DB family of automobiles. The jump from a V8 to a V12 engine didn’t justify following the chronology and wouldn’t have paid proper respects to the new DB9.
Paint and exterior
Only 22k miles and is powered by a 5.9-liter V12 paired with a six-speed automatic transaxle. This beauty spent most of its life in California until I purchased it 2 years ago. The car is 100% stock, a ceramic coating was applied 6 months ago. I replaced all 4 brake rotors, sensors and pads as well as air filters and all liquids. Car is absolutely perfect.... Everything is showroom condition and drives like a dream. Lives in my humidity controlled garage with its own original cover.
Upholstery and interior
The interior of the vehicle as as classy as it can be. Beautiful wood and exquisite leather and suede everywhere. Has beige and dark blue leather to match the interior and exterior. Custom made floormat are made of rich fabric and the Aston Martin logo in leather. Have not seen a more beautiful classy and elegant interior in any other car, including the newer Aston Martins.
I only use this beauty to go to dinner with my wife on the weekends and for car shows. Every week is driven a few miles to keep all pieces moving and well lubricated.
6 speed ZF Auto Transmission.