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  • RefCode: TA1157715
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: VANTAGE
  • Derivative: VOLANTE
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 2,002
  • Mileage (Miles): 17,600
  • Mileage (KM): 28,324
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

The Volante or soft top version of the DB7 was planned from the beginning and the development of a dedicated convertible design began once the form of the coupe had been established. But the two cars were treated as separate entities with no thought of compromise. 'We actually clay modelled the raised roof' recalled Ian Callum in a recent interview, 'and I worked closely with the trimmers at Aston Martin to learn the constraints coming from the hood material and the folding mechanism, and to ensure that the hood had the correct form. The skills of the trimmers ensured that the silhouette of the raised roof reflects the purity and elegance that characterised the rest of the car.' The end result is a car that, from the edge of the doors forward, the Volante is virtually identical to the coupe. However the rear panels are redesigned to produce a shape with a longer boot lid and stowage space for the hood, though this was not designed to fold out of sight. What was out of sight was the extra stiffeningand the strengthening of the screen surrounds which delivered some degree of roll over protection. To satisfy US type approval, a larger rear bumper was fitted pushing the overall length up by 3 inches. The tailored hood was operated by electric controls and the overall weight of the car raised a total of 150 kilograms. So in spite of the otherwise unchanged specification (no rear anti roll bar) slower acceleration and lower top speeds resulted. The construction of the DB7 was a departure from established Aston Martin practice. Rather than the traditional hand-made aluminium skin attached to a steel platform, the new car had a steel semi-monocoque body shell with steel panels together with composite bonnet, sills and boot lid. The bodies were made in Coventry and then sent to Rolls Royce in Crewe for painting and finally to the new facility at Bloxham where engines, running gear and interior trims were fitted. The installation of a new paint plant at Bloxham in 2000 shortened that productionprocess and put Aston Martin in closer control. At the 1999 Geneva Motor Show Aston Martin launched a new version - the DB7 Vantage. The new car had a 48 valve, all alloy 60 degree 6.0 litre V12 that had been developed by Cosworth and forged in their foundry. It incorporated the latest Formula 1 technology and had a Visteon engine management system capable of processing 1.6 million commands per second. The car, like the original DB7, had been subjected to a rigorous test programme - not for Aston Martin of the '90's was there to be discoveries about high speed engine problems as they had experienced in the 1960's with the DB4. The DB7 Vantage had a high speed durability test running for 48 hours continuously at 165 mph in hot mid-summer in Southern Europe. The new engine produced a massive 420 b.h.p. and a performance potential of over 180 mph and there had to be other areas of development in the car. The Brembo brakes, run through a Teves four channel anti-lock braking system, half ventilated,cross drilled front discs of 14' diameter. Special 15 inch alloy wheels were specially developed with 9 inch rims at the rear and 8 inch rims for the front wheels. Added to that were an advanced traction control system and revised suspension. New upper and lower wishbones linked a new vertical link at the front while at the rear, there was an additional transverse link incorporated. The modifications were completed by Bilstein shock absorbers and uprated springs. To accommodate the V12 engine and the associated 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic gearbox, the underside of the car had to be redesigned. This involved an enlarged transmission tunnel and new front end structure with increased strength and torsional rigidity built into the revised structure. New cooling requirements meant wider radiator openings and justified the new bright metal grille while new bumpers and integrated sill design blended in the other subtle external differences. Inside the car was standard Aston Martin luxury withConnolly hide, Kenwood car stereo and the introduction of a large red starter button mounted in the centre console. At missile control, that red starter button would have a large, lockable lever preventing accidental use, such is the power it unleashes. Press the button and almost primeval forces are set free, the initial thunder of the engine settling back into a barely perceptible burble. Engage gear, brace your neck and accelerate - power, beauty and soul. Summary; A real driver's car with its 6 speed manual gearbox and V12 6 litre engine, this beautifully presented Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante is the ultimate 'wind in the hair' choice for an Aston enthusiast. There can be few cars on the market today with a comparable service and ownership history making the choice of an Aston purchase very simple. Vehicle History; This car was bought by its original owner at a time when it was price advantageous to buy in Europe and personally import a car. That is exactly what happened with this car,purchased originally by a Mr Parkhouse at a Dutch main dealer and then brought back to the UK. Maintained immaculately by Mr Parkhouse, the car was sold in late 2003 after a full appraisal conducted by Aston Martin Works Service through the services of our brokerage to a Mr Beale who continued to maintain the car to the highest standards with Works Service meaning that the car was presented in outstanding order with a full Aston Martin Service History when offered by our brokerage once more. It was acquired by the current owner following his own inspection through Aston Martin Works Service. A real Aston Martin enthusiast, he acquired the car having recently had such a good restoration on his DB6 that he wanted to have an Aston he could use more regularly. Even his more regular use of the car has amounted to only around 6,000 miles in six years of ownership and, of course, as an Aston enthusiast, he has maintained the servicing of the car immaculately.

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  • RefCode: TA1151030
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: DB4
  • Derivative: SERIES IV
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,961
  • Mileage (Miles): 71,300
  • Mileage (KM): 114,746
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

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  • RefCode: TA1160116
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: DB7
  • Derivative: VANTAGE
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,002
  • Mileage (Miles): 71,600
  • Mileage (KM): 115,229
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1993, the DB7 was scheduled to follow the DB6 (now there is a surprise), but because of marketing it was the DBS and we had to wait for 27 years for the DB7 to appear. Originally, it was the brainchild of Victor Gauntlet, who first suggested a new smaller Aston Martin in 1990. Production was to be sited at a new factory in Milton Keynes. However, the advent of the Ford Motor Company not only provided funding but also the dynamic Walter Hayes. Code-named DP1999, development of the new car was charged to Rod Mansfield, Engineering Director. In 1993, at the invitation of Walter Hayes, Sir David Brown became life president of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. This provided the perfect opportunity to revive the DB prefix. The new production was established at Bloxham, near Banbury and Aston Martin Oxford Ltd was born. Chassis number sequence begins at: 100,001. The body is a semi-monocoque shell with composite materials used for some of the outer panels. The designedby Ian Callum captures the very essence of 'Aston Martin'. The elegant shaped radiator opening and the consequence compound curves of the front of the bonnet can be traced back to the DB3S. The sculpted interior with its predominate curved lines, is trimmed in Connolly leather and further complimented by burr walnut panels. After the DB7 had been in production for some four years, demand for more performance prompted a joint engineering programme between Fords advanced vehicle technology department and Cosworth engineering. The DB7 Vantage coupe and Volante was introduced at The Geneva Salon on the 9th March 1999 and marked the production of the first 12-cylinder Aston Martin. The engine is an all alloy multi valve 6.0 Litre V12 producing 420 horsepower with a top speed of 180 m.p.h. and able to accelerate to 60 m.p.h. in 5.0 seconds. Controlled by a sophisticated Visteon electronic engine management system offering monitoring and coordination of many parameters such as ignition strategy, tractioncontrol, exhaust emission and diagnostics, this engine employs the most advanced manufacturing techniques and use of composites. Both 6-Speed close ratio manual and a ZF 5-speed automatic transmission option was available. To cope with the extra performance, the chassis and drive train underwent some changes to improve tensional rigidity. Suspension improvements included new upper and lower wishbones and rear vertical links, revised damping ratings and new more ridged Bilstein shock absorbers. Brakes linked to the Teves 4 channel electronic anti-lock control systems, Brembo callipers bite on 355 mm cross-drilled disk to the front, 330 mm to the rear. The Vantage was equipped with specially designed 15' diameter road wheels, shod with ZR rated Bridgestone SO2 tyres special to the Aston Martin requirements. Bodyworks enhancements were limited to slightly flared sills and a larger opening front air intake finished with a new bright work slated grille. Front and rear bumpers were improved in impactabsorption, the rear under bumper section redesigned to accommodate the larger bore exhaust tailpipes. New front driving lights and indicators were featured as an integral part of the deeper more aerodynamic front air dam and a high-level third brake light to meet current legislation. Cockpit changes were limited to improved instrumentation, more comfortable and supportive multifunctional heated sports seating for driver and passenger, the engine now being fired by way of a red starter button positioned in the centre console below a more traditional analogue clock. As with exterior coachwork, customers were now able to choose from virtually any interior leather and finishing combination along with a selection of veneer and inlays of alternative materials such as Aluminium and Carbon Fibre. Summary:; In a crowded market place, Aston Martins always stand head and shoulders above the rest and there is recognition of the DB7 Vantage as a modern classic. To some people, a car is just a set of wheels -to many Aston Martin owners, their car is a passion and so it is with the current owner of this DB7 Vantage. You can measure that in the 25,000 spent during his ownership, his involvement with Vantage Magazine in showing off his pride and joy - maybe it is his attendance at a lecture given by Ian Callum, the car's designer together with subsequent correspondence. That passion delivers excellence in a modern classic and definitely one for your shopping list. Vehicle History; This lovely DB7 Vantage was supplied new by PJ Evans of Birmingham to a Mr Pryjmachuk on 28th March 2002 - PJ Evans maintained the car (and stamped the book) through to 12th November 2005 when it was sold to its second registered keeper, Stratstones of Wilmslow in Cheshire and strangely enough the next service was with Stratstones but in Cardiff on 15th December 2005 with a recorded mileage of 45,624. A third Stratstones branch, Derby, sold the car on 15th May 2006 to the third owner a Mr E Hirst who continued the exemplarymaintenance of the car at Stratstones of Derby until the car was sold to the current owner when the mileage was recorded around 66,000 miles. Since that time, it can be seen that the car has covered barely 5,000 miles and it would be fair to say that the car has had care lavished upon it. As well as routine maintenance, Chiltern Aston were commissioned to carry out body maintenance and repair, bumper brackets and skirt brackets have all been replaced, a new front nearside wing fitted when bubbles started appearing through the composite. Both rear quarters were stripped with any corrosion addressed and waxoyl pumped into voids. New badges, GT switchgear, aluminium pedals, new wheel centres, new wheel nuts, new brake calipers - the list is extensive. As the owner says 'At least the buyer won't face the 6,000 bill that I paid out on my first service!'; The car appeared in an article in Vantage magazine (a copy comes with the car) and the Handbook sports the autograph of Ian Callum from when the ownermet him after a lecture - yes, this is a real enthusiast's car just ready for its new owner to enjoy. The owner and his wife retired to France near Limousin and although the well maintained smooth roads (without potholes ) in France and the lovely weather are perfect for the DB&, another project calls and so the Aston is reluctantly going to have to pay for it!

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  • RefCode: TA1158874
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: V8 COUPE
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,999
  • Mileage (Miles): 37,975
  • Mileage (KM): 61,114
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

Over the past 2/3 years, the market has come to recognize the value of the classic V8 Coupe. Some of the last hand-built Aston Martins from their traditional home at Newport Pagnell they are identified as landmark cars. But the real reason this car will be chosen by its next owner is its outstanding condition, its history and the pleasure derived behind the wheel a useable and beautiful classic Aston Martin.

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  • RefCode: TA1156846
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: DB7
  • Derivative: Vantage Volante
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 2,002
  • Mileage (Miles): 17,600
  • Mileage (KM): 28,324
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

A real drivers car with its 6-speed manual gearbox and V12 6 litre engine, this beautifully presented Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante is the ultimate wind in the hair choice for an Aston enthusiast. There can be few cars on the market today with a comparable service and ownership history making the choice of an Aston purchase very simple.

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  • RefCode: TA1162807
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: VANQUISH
  • Derivative: 2 + 2 - Works Manual Conversion
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,002
  • Mileage (Miles): 35,744
  • Mileage (KM): 57,524
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

The Vanquish had a controversial birth. It had been given a big build up in time for its UK debut at the 2000 Birmingham Motor Show, but it created more headlines by not appearing at the NEC. It was reported that Dr Ulrich Bez, the Chief Executive of Aston Martin, was unhappy with the fact that the Vanquish was using dashboard air vents from a Ford Ka. Despite the quality of the parts, he was not prepared for a 164,000 flagship supercar to share parts quite so obviously with a 7,000 shopping special. It reflects Aston Martin's approach to the Vanquish - it was a flagship model designed to compete with the Ferrari 550 Maranello, a car that Aston Martin forensically examined to understand the quality standards required. Stylist Ian McCallum's elegant body design work on the Vanquish adds muscle and aggression to the previously svelte lines. Employing a low volume hand-built construction process, the car's chassis was of composite aluminium bonded, for reasons of strength, around a carbon fibretransmission tunnel. Extruded aluminium bulkheads were riveted and bonded to the floor pan with single piece composite side panels. A' pillars made from braided carbon fibre around a honeycomb centre, the engine, steering and front suspension were mounted on a sub frame crafted from the same materials and bolted to the front bulkhead. The ancillaries were mounted on a deformable composite crash structure with a similar structure providing for rear impact and aluminium bars allowing for side protection on collision. The flat underside of Vanquish tunnels into venturis generating down force and better high speed stability. The external coachwork was produced using a new process known as superforming (super-plastic-forming) and pressed aluminium. This involves bringing the composite to a liquid plastic state and pouring the product over moulds with air pressure employed to control the final shaping. These aerospace quality panels are finally bonded to the composite structure by hand to ensure perfectfit and finish and protected with eight coats of paint. New 10J x 19 forged alloy road wheels were shod with specially developed Yokohama tyres and braking was by four piston Brembo callipers biting 335mm gross drilled discs to the front and similar to the rear with a Teves ABS system and engine management control traction to the rear wheels. Tyre pressures were designed to be electronically monitored. 8 Connolly hides and 129 square feet of Wilton carpet in each car, maintained focus on comfort and quality while the use of high tech, hand finished aluminium accentuates the performance environment. Driver and passenger seating was by Recaro with full electric adjustment and heating. Sophisticated climate control was fitted as standard along with other useful driver's aids such as, auto dimming rear view mirror, rain sensitive wipers with a heated windscreen, remote controlled central locking with boot release with an alarm and immobiliser. The rear cabin could be trimmed to form two rear seats.Developments to the old DB7 Vantage's 48-valve 6.0-litre V12 engine generated a 7% increase in power and a 2.5% increase in torque. The 450bhp developed will propel the 1820kg Aston from rest to 60 in under 4.5 seconds before reaching a maximum speed in excess of 190mph. Summary:; No-one has doubted the intrinsic beauty of the automotive art that the Aston Martin Vanquish represents - the only doubts that people had were the drive of the then Chief Executive of the company, Ulrich Bez to launch the car with a paddle gearchange. The upgrade to a manual gearbox dismissed those doubts and every Aston Martin enthusiast's dreams are articulated in this wonderful example - the understated Antrim Blue exterior that seems to emphasise the classic lines of the car. The Parchment leather interior that creates a sense of luxury and the perfect environment to enjoy the enhanced power and performance of a true supercar. An exceptional car ready for a discerning buyer. Vehicle History; Registered in November2002, this 2003 model year car was supplied new by HWM in Surrey by a Stephen Friend and the car was registered in the name of one of his companies. Two more notes of remark about Mr Friends stewardship of this car were what he describes as an 'off road' moment that necessitated repairs that were carried out at Aston Martin Works Service to manufacturer quality and further changes in the name of the registered keeper within his own group of companies. There is a letter on file from Mr Friend confirming these changes and that his was the singular ownership in this period. The car was sold to its second owner, a Robert Hewlett of Wetherby in August 2007 who enjoyed the car before it was brokered to the current owner by Byron International in January 2009. The current owner has an abiding passion for Aston Martins and one of his reason for acquiring a Vanquish was the introduction, by Aston Martin Works Service, of a conversion of the car back to a full manual gearchange - three pedals and a stick! Soin went the car for the upgrade and so it has been throughout his ownership - detail maintenance and enhancements like 'S' upgrades to brakes and suspension and a Larini Sports Exhaust fitted in 2014 - all items that improve the car's road behaviour and performance and contribute to making this Aston Martin Vanquish a true modern classic.

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  • RefCode: TA1155702
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: VIRAGE
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,991
  • Mileage (Miles): 19,461
  • Mileage (KM): 31,320
  • Colour: Green
  • RHD/LHD: LHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

Offered as an original left hand drive, it represents massive value when compared with anything in the classic car market, inside or outside the Aston Martin stable of models. NB Please note that the asking price assumes UK taxes paid

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  • RefCode: TA1162806
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: VIRAGE
  • Derivative: Volante
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,993
  • Mileage (Miles): 62,500
  • Mileage (KM): 100,584
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

Background:; Following three years of intense development, Aston Martin choose to unveil their new car for the nineties and beyond, at the International Motor Show in England on the 18th of October 1988. Called the Virage it was one of the sensations of the show attracting enormous public and media attention. The engine, based on the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek with its racing pedigree, was heavily revised with entirely new cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder (last used by Aston Martin in 1921-2) for better breathing and to overcome power losses inevitable with the use of catalytic converters. This is so the engine can run on unleaded fuel anywhere; in effect it is a 'worldwide' engine compatible for all markets. Development of the new four valve heads was undertaken by the renowned experts, Callaway Engineering of Connecticut, United States. The chassis was designed in conjunction with the Cranfield Institute of Technology (one of the leaders in aerospacetechnology). It is torsionally stiffer, lighter and less complex that that of its predecessor, the V8. The body, in true Aston Martin tradition is aluminium, hand beaten by skilled craftsmen to a design by John Heffernan and Ken Greenley. 'From the outset we felt that the car should be an evolutionary successor to the DB4, 5, 6 and V8,' said Heffernan. The front spoiler incorporates an aerodynamically shaped undertray, while the rear features a boot lip spoiler, each combining to produce zero lift. Glazing is flush throughout. A Virage Volante was first displayed at the 1990 International Motor Show, with a 2+2 following in 1992. In 1993 the car was further improved when the four speed version of the Torqueflite automatic gearbox was introduced with variable sport or comfort settings. Summary:; Just as with its V8 predecessor, The Virage Volante has consistently been better received in the market place that its saloon variant. This original left-hand drive, EU registered car is presented in astriking and attractive colour combination and offers a great opportunity for classic Continental touring but with many of the luxuries that we have become accustomed to in modern cars. It is a car to acquire with confidence with the sound evidence of maintenance right up to the present day - this is not a classic where the owner has lost interest, he has continued to invest for the car's future. Vehicle History; This lovely car was originally supplied by Aston Martin to established Aston Martin owner, Professor Dr Muller of Koblenz in Germany. Supplied on a personal export basis, it originally took a UK registration was and remained with the first owner until June 1998 when it was acquired by a Dr Mhlberger in the same city. All the details of the export, the car's original invoicing and the Fahrzeugbrief (German registration document) are in an extensive history folder given to us by the current owner. It was acquired by its third and current keeper in Holland in September 2001 - a classic carenthusiast whose enthusiasm is reflected not only on the detailed care that has been lavished on his Aston Martin but also the car that shares garage space with the Aston - a beautiful 1965 Mercedes Benz 250 SEC. It is also interesting to note that the folder includes TV certificate as well as Dutch RDW Certificates - equivalent to UK MOT Certificates. This is just part of a history that can instil confidence in the intrinsic quality of the car as does the professional appraisal carried out by a Dutch expert in May 2018 that concludes 'Overall Condition - Very Good' and a further inspection carried out by Aston Martin Heritage dealer Aston Martin Michiels in February 2019 which concluded in the same way.

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  • RefCode: TA1155859
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: VIRAGE
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,991
  • Mileage (Miles): 31,000
  • Mileage (KM): 49,889
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE

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  • RefCode: TA1131833
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: V8
  • Derivative: VOLANTE SERIES L
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,981
  • Mileage (Miles): 580
  • Mileage (KM): 933
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

Announced on 21st June 1978 the V8 Volante was built to satisfy the persistent demands for new open four seater cars. Ably demonstrated by the escalation in prices of used Aston Martin drop-head coups, particularly in the United States. Its specification follows the contemporary V8 saloon series IV (Oscar India) announced four months later, sharing revised rear body lines, bonnet (the carburettor bulge with dummy air scope now closed at front), burr walnut dash board and door cappings. The convertible hood is fully lined and power operated. The engine, was by then the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek that had made it's first appearance in January 1967 at the Racing Car Show in London and raced by Lola in their Type 70 Mk III GT. The first V8 Volante was road tested by Motor Magazine on the 3rd of March, 1979, when 0-60 M.P.H. in 7.7 seconds and a maximum 150 M.P.H. were recorded. All production until March 1981 (save the prototype) was exported to North America, with homeand continental European markets following thereafter. In 1983, the Volante shared a number of detailed improvements with series IV saloon such as, revised heating & ventilation controls and BBS alloy wheels. Production amounted to approximately 438 cars, between June 1978 & January 1986. However, as the majority would have been for export the used market in the U.K. remains under supplied. Summary:; Aston Martin V8's have always proved a popular and durable classic car and the Volante is the ultimate Grand Tourer. A full 4 seater convertible, the car offers performance allied to easy driving with the automatic transmission and power assisted steering. We are pleased to represent this car for a second time and, with the substantial improvements made in its restoration, ownership will prove rewarding from a driving as well as an investment perspective. Vehicle History; This car was consigned to supplying dealer Reg Vardy Ltd. In 1981 and the history file has little detail of its early ownership. Thefirst detail available was its acquisition by a London based investment company in July 1994. With regards to the vehicle's condition, there is a report conducted by marque specialist Ian Mason on behalf of a prospective purchaser on 10th February 1995. The car was on sale with Aston Martin dealer, Nicholas Mee, having been repainted to factory standard following chassis repairs and replacement sills, the car also benefited from a new mohair hood and carpets. As a result of a positive report, the car was bought by the customer, a Mr Szymonowicz. The car covered approximately 10,000 miles over the next 10 years while the owner was visiting the U.K. from his permanent home overseas then in 2005, Byron International had the pleasure of brokering the car's sale to its current owner. After a number of years enjoying open topped motoring in the Volante, the owners - keen Aston Martin enthusiasts - decided it was time to restore the car to its former glory and commissioned local Aston specialists, Davron,to undertake substantial restoration of the body and a rebuild of the engine. This was followed by a total retrim by Davron on their behalf with high grade hide. The car is therefore presented in immaculate condition and is ready for enjoying this summer.

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