2010 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe

Aston Martin’s modern-day renaissance began in 1994, following nearly two decades of financial struggles and ownership changes. The DB7 was Aston’s first entirely new car in years, and it also marked the triumphant return of the familiar “DB” moniker after a long hiatus. With the DB7, Aston learned how to produce a car for the modern era, thanks to significant investment from Ford Motor Company and lessons in platform sharing with the Jaguar XJS and XK8, also in Ford’s premium portfolio. It also introduced fresh new design language by Ian Callum and Keith Helfet that was a far cry from the brutalist-style V8 Vantage and Virage. The DB7 gained a V12 engine in 1999, setting the stage for Aston’s most successful period since the 1960s.

After more than 7,000 DB7s, Aston Martin introduced the follow-up DB9 in 2004, which took the formula one step further with a rigid new all-aluminum platform, paired with the 5.9-liter V12 engine developed by Ford and Cosworth and shared with the Vanquish supercar. Buyers could choose either a Graziano-built six-speed manual or a ZF six-speed automatic with paddle shifting, which best suited the DB9’s grand touring character. The styling was again the work of Ian Callum, this time partnered with Henrik Fisker. The result was fabulous – an elegant and timeless form that still looks remarkably fresh even after nearly twenty years. As a grand touring sports car, the DB9 is one of the best in its class. The beautifully trimmed cabin is roomy, with 2+2 seating and a generously sized boot to hold ample luggage on a continental journey. Long journeys are where the V12 engine shines, with 450 bhp on tap initially, with post-2009 models getting a boost to 470 bhp and reworked electronics to improve reliability. The smooth and sonorous engine pushed the DB9 to a top speed in excess of 180 mph.

This 2010 Aston DB9 Coupe is a striking example showing just 5,989 miles from new and beautifully presented in midnight blue over blue and parchment leather upholstery. Having fewer than 6,000 miles, it is appropriately superb, with excellent paintwork and detailing. This coupe is a desirable post-2009 model, benefitting from numerous refinements, including the more powerful 470-bhp V12 engine and featuring the robust and proven ZF six-speed automatic gearbox for a dual-purpose sports/GT experience. The most recent owner acquired it in 2012, and the low mileage is documented via regular state inspections noted on the clean Carfax report.

The beautiful dark metallic blue paintwork is particularly fetching on the DB9’s sophisticated and subtly muscular bodywork. Paint quality is superb, with factory-precise panel fit and gaps. Wheels are in excellent order, with correct-spec Bridgestone Potenza tires all around. The lamps, lenses, and bright trim accents are pristine. The DB9’s distinctive “swan doors” reveal a striking two-tone cabin featuring rich, dark blue leather on the seats, instrument panel, and console, with parchment accents on the door cards and lower dash. Other details include contrasting stitching, and blonde maple on the central instrument stack, contrasting nicely with the silver alloy finish on the console and instrument faces. The leather is superb, with no appreciable wear on the driver’s seat, excellent outer bolsters, and rear seats that have likely never been used. Features include the requisite multi-way power/memory seats, built-in navigation with a flip-up screen, and a high-powered audio system. The original owner’s guide and a spare key are included.

With a press of the unique crystal key fob, the big 5.9-liter V12 erupts into life and settles down quickly. While the Aston is docile enough to be a grocery-getter, 470 horsepower is just a squeeze of the throttle away, with silky smooth power delivery and crisp shifts from the ZF gearbox. Its current owner is an enthusiastic collector and has maintained this car in excellent condition. It is offered on the button and ready to enjoy to the fullest.

With exceptionally low mileage, desirable spec, and gorgeous colors, this DB9 is an outstanding example of Aston Martin’s widely appreciated Grand Tourer, offered out of long-term ownership and in collector-quality condition.

 

Offers welcome and trades considered

 

$68,500

Stock number 7304

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