24 Aston Martin DB7
As values of earlier cars remain firmly planted in the six-figure sphere, the most cost-effective – and, in many ways, more practical – way into Aston Martin ownership is a DB7. A huge number were built, meaning there are lots out there, but while the cheapest cars have plenty of sale-room temptation, buyer exuberance might be blind to electrical faults, engine maladies and structural woes that won’t be cheap to put right. Lots of history is essential, either with main dealers or specialists, thus a lack of paperwork tells you one thing: walk away. Owning any Aston Martin should be sheer pleasure, but buying a bad ’un will scar any enthusiast for a long, long time.
2001 Aston Martin Vantage Volante. £31,920. H&H
ONE THAT SOLD
PRICE RANGE £15,000-60,000+