Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Aston Martin DB7 sports?
Early examples of the Aston Martin DB7 Volante had a few reliability issues, but many had been ironed out when the V12 was launched. Known problems include rapid tyre wear due to poor suspension set-up, cracked exhaust manifolds and warped brake discs, while the air-con has a habit of needing expensive repairs.
Because the bodywork is made from exotic materials, badly repaired stone chips and blemishes can lead to later problems and costly panel replacements. Accident damage is also expensive to repair.
You need to make sure the hood is in good order. You shouldn't fold the hood down without fitting the tonneau cover, so make sure it's present.
The Connolly leather interior needs regular conditioning to stay at its best. Because the interior is exposed to the elements, a car that has been poorly maintained will look tired.