Την 1η Σεπτεμβρίου, θα λάβει χώρα η δημοπρασία Historics at Brooklands, εκεί όπου μεταξύ των αυτοκινήτων που θα βγούνε στο σφυρί θα είναι αυτή η one-off Aston Martin DB7 του 1998. Είναι βαμμένη σε μελιτζανί χρώμα και μέχρι σήμερα είναι στην κατοχή της Βασιλικής οικογένειας της Σαουδικής Αραβίας.

Η συγκεκριμένη DB7 είναι η ο μόνη που φορά τον V8 κινητήρα 6,4-λίτρων προερχόμενος από το αγωνιστικό AMR1. Αποδίδει 458 άλογα, περισσότερα και από τον V12 ο οποίος απέδιδε 425 άλογα. Διαθέτει επίσης νέο καπό, αναβαθμισμένη ανάρτηση, φρένα της AP Racing και βελτιωμένο σύστημα διεύθυνσης. Έχει διανύσει μόλις 5.180 χλμ και αναμένεται να πουληθεί από 89.000 έως 102.000 ευρώ.

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Historics auctions one-of-a-kind car with royal seal of approval

A masterpiece of modern engineering with a truly remarkable performance pedigree, classic and sports car auctioneer Historics at Brooklands has added a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin to its autumn auction at Brooklands on Saturday September 1st.

The most produced Aston Martin ever, with more than 7,000 built before it was superseded by the DB9, the DB7 was Aston Martin’s ‘entry-level’ model and first six cylinder car since the DB6 Mk. II in 1971. The 1998 Aston Martin DB7 consigned by Historics however, is unlike any other DB7.

Commissioned by a member of the Saudi Arabian Royal family, Aston Martin at Newport Pagnell set about inserting its mighty 6350cc V8 Vantage engine, in to the space where a straight-six would normally reside.

The bulging bonnet lines – an engineering necessity rather than a cosmetic enhancement – hint at untapped potential, with the engine derived from the AMR1 racing car producing an impressive 452 bhp, substantially more than the 335 bhp of the standard straight six, or even the 420 bhp of the V12 Vantage spec model.

With so much speed on tap, superior stopping power is supplied by AP Racing brakes, whilst the suspension and steering have also been uprated to accommodate the impressive performance of this unique car.

Finished in Cheviot red paintwork and parchment leather seating piped in oxblood, with matching claret carpets, the DB7 V8 has covered just 3,220 miles from new, and Historics expects this one-of-a-kind car to attract offers of between £70,000 and £80,000 at auction on Saturday September 1st.

For more information on Historics at Brooklands next auction on the afternoon of Saturday September 1st, call 0800 988 3838, e-mail: auctions@historics.co.uk, or see the website, www.historics.co.uk.

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Historics at Brooklands Press Office Contact: Chris Hodges Tel: 01491 411777 Mobile: 07812 051886 E-mail: chris.hodges@mph.co.uk

Editors Notes:

About Historics at Brooklands

The independent auction house, Historics at Brooklands was established in March 2010, by private investors, to provide a highly-knowledgeable and professional resource for the sale and purchase of fine quality classic and collector cars.

All staff are highly experienced within the classic car sector, and are themselves classic car owners and enthusiasts.

With a permanent home at the evocative venue, Brooklands Museum, but independent in ownership, Historics has hosted eight auctions to date, and in the first sale of 2011, achieved a rare ‘white glove’ sale of the 56-strong collection of American classics from the film ‘Captain America – The First Avenger’. The first auction of 2012 saw Historics present over 100 vehicles at a new winter sale home at Mercedes-Benz World.

For full results of Historics auctions and to view a video of the first sale, visit www.historics.co.uk.