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+8 Sold #492689
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Well, I have now sold the +8 and am looking out for a DB9 or possibly a DB7. Volante, of course.


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Lang may yer lum reek
Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492690
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I’ve never driven an Aston but always admired the DB9 and the smaller vantage. I don’t like the combination on any other cars, but bright silver and navy or ox blood leather would be my choice, these cars were born classics.
Not so keen on the DB7, they’re also lovely, but unless it’s a real bargain, always felt it was too similar to the Jag which is half the money.

Happy hunting, buying them is all part of the fun.

Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492691
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DB9. Lovely car. As ewn says, DB7 is just an XK8 in a party frock. Not that there's anything wrong with that, XK8s are lovely cars too, but why pay Aston money for one?


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: Hamwich] #492693
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I understood that the DB7 was developed from the XJS platform rather than the XK8, and that the XK8 was then a development of the DB7 platform (rather than the other way around).

The DB9 is a cracking motor, and for what it is looks strikingly good value on the second hand market. A quick trawl turned up several nice, apparently well cared for Volantes with modest mileage in the £35-40K bracket.

Best of luck with the search.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: Hamwich] #492696
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
DB9. Lovely car. As ewn says, DB7 is just an XK8 in a party frock. Not that there's anything wrong with that, XK8s are lovely cars too, but why pay Aston money for one?


Have to say a few years ago I drove the XK8 and the DB7 back to back and the Jag won my vote as the nicer car to drive and would be better for longer distances. Then there was the money when new and it was a no brainier. I suppose as you can now pick up an XK8 sub £10k and as Giles says a dec ent DB7 around £30-35k perhaps the Aston will hold its value better being rarer.


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Originally Posted By pandy
I understood that the DB7 was developed from the XJS platform rather than the XK8, and that the XK8 was then a development of the DB7 platform (rather than the other way around).

The DB9 is a cracking motor, and for what it is looks strikingly good value on the second hand market. A quick trawl turned up several nice, apparently well cared for Volantes with modest mileage in the £35-40K bracket.

Best of luck with the search.


That is a lot of car for that kind of money an emerging classic as well??


Neil

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Good luck with the search Bob - do keep us posted as the journey unfolds.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492718
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DB9 or XKR would be my choice.... avoid the DB7. I've had a few Astons and know many Aston owners - hence my comment. smile


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Thank you all for your replies. I am leaning towards the DB9, having had a DB7, which I found a good drive.


Best Regards
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Re: +8 Sold [Re: Roger-Cheshire] #492729
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Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire
Originally Posted By Hamwich
DB9. Lovely car. As ewn says, DB7 is just an XK8 in a party frock. Not that there's anything wrong with that, XK8s are lovely cars too, but why pay Aston money for one?


Have to say a few years ago I drove the XK8 and the DB7 back to back and the Jag won my vote as the nicer car to drive and would be better for longer distances. Then there was the money when new and it was a no brainier. I suppose as you can now pick up an XK8 sub £10k and as Giles says a dec ent DB7 around £30-35k perhaps the Aston will hold its value better being rarer.


You need to be careful the Jags rot, floors and sills.


Keith
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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492730
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Thank you all for your replies. I am leaning towards the DB9, having had a DB7, which I found a good drive.


Personally I prefer the Bentley Continental, Plenty around low miles sub 40k, lot of car.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: Burgundymog] #492736
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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Personally I prefer the Bentley Continental, Plenty around low miles sub 40k, lot of car.

There's no wood to be seen on it!


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492740
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Personally I prefer the Bentley Continental, Plenty around low miles sub 40k, lot of car.

There's no wood to be seen on it!


Keeps the weight down rofl


Keith
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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492805
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Nice choice. I still think the DB9 is the simplest and best iteration.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492817
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Good luck with the choosing Bob - those DB9's have some lovely lines and seem to be a fair price for an awful lot of very nicely built motor car.


Regards Richard

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Re: +8 Sold [Re: Alistair] #492818
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I am interested in this one.



Still dark blue and some wood!

Last edited by BobtheTrain; 07/01/18 05:46 PM.

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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492820
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That looks nice. I like pale upholstery - it makes me keep it clean and reduces the number of occasions that I incur the wrath of Management.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492823
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Looks a stunning example


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492826
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Bob
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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #492859
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Yum. one of the few cars that I suspect still gets similar smiles to a Morgan.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: +8 Sold [Re: Alistair] #492899
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Unfortunately now sold elsewhere.


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Shame Bob she looks a beauty ...mmmmm!


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #493132
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How about a Ferrari project Bob - and it's got some wood!

https://www.aol.co.uk/cars/2018/01/08/ferrari-owner-crashes-into-front-garden-over-issue-with-his-acc/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Crelated_lnk1%26pLid%3D10460133_uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/...en-accelerator/


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I don't think the wood is seasoned enough for my taste. And the car is black.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #493473
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3 Possibles







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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #493485
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A nice decision to make Bob.👌

Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #493500
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First world problem.....but the third one for me.


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Or go for the Roller!


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Nice choice there Bob let us know what u decide.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #493549
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My comments for what they are worth given the level of personal taste in such a lovely purchase. The warranty/age/mileage/paperwork would influence me as lot as well. Timeless is the Aston pre-owned brand so I am guessing that car has a solid warranty which is worth it unless you have every bit of paper and can check out the previous owners or know the dealer well.

I like the alloys on the first one. They contrast and set the car off well.

The second one looks like it has had the wheels changed for a more modern design which I am not as keen on when put on the cleaner DB9 shape.

Normally I like either dark with light interior (three) or dark/dark (one) but I have to say the lighter colour does show the curves better in the photos and possibly real life.

All nice, lovely choice of car.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
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I am leaning towards the third one. 2010. The others are 2007. I much prefer the contrasting colour schemes. And there's wood!


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Enjoy the choosing they are all lovely looking motor cars.


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Don't wait too long - great decision.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: +8 Sold [Re: Alistair] #493614
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Originally Posted By Alistair
Don't wait too long - great decision.


Thank you. Edinburgh tomorrow for two fo them and Monday to Gatwick for Sevenoaks for the Blue and Cream.


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Lang may yer lum reek
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+8 now gone. Chap who bought it asked me to take pictures of it on the transporter. I phoned him and told him the transport driver was doing all the loading etc and I didn't want to see her go.

Drove the 2010 DB9 yesterday. Completely different to the 2007 one - accelerator on the 2007 was stop/go, the 2010 was smooth. Going to look at a DB7 tomorrow. Decisions, decisions.


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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
+8 now gone. Chap who bought it asked me to take pictures of it on the transporter. I phoned him and told him the transport driver was doing all the loading etc and I didn't want to see her go.

Drove the 2010 DB9 yesterday. Completely different to the 2007 one - accelerator on the 2007 was stop/go, the 2010 was smooth. Going to look at a DB7 tomorrow. Decisions, decisions.



What a terrible decision hide


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Tried getting to Garstang on Wednesday but got held up for 1 1/2 hours at Lesmahagow. Turned back. Went by train on Thursday and saw the DB7 at Garstang.





This is the one! Leaves me a bit of hard-earned to re-connolise, sports exhaust, Partial wood rimmed steering wheel .....


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Looks very nice.


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Thanks John.


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Looks superb.


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Thanks, Bud.


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That does look classic and lovely.


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Thanks, Alistair.


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That is one beautiful car Bob.
Food for thought methinks.


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Thanks, John. There are some mods I have in mind as I have said.


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Lovely car, need to change you user name to James the train Bond laugh2


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Nice colour combination Bob. Make sure you don’t wear your overalls on these superb Connolly seats!👌

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Good choice Bob 👍


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That looks superb. The colour combination really suits the car.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #494783
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Nice car Bob. A bit different to the Linwood ones of yesteryear.


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Thank you one and all.

Originally Posted By rainbowj
Nice car Bob. A bit different to the Linwood ones of yesteryear.


I served my time at Linwood as a draughtsman. I'd love a convertible Hillman Minx MkIII. Not that they made them at Linwood.

Originally Posted By Neil F
That looks superb. The colour combination really suits the car.


Similar body colour to the ex-Mog.

Last edited by BobtheTrain; 20/01/18 01:51 PM.

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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #494786
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She looks lovely Bob.

Well done - am sure you will enjoy, do keep us posted!


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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Thank you one and all.

Originally Posted By rainbowj
Nice car Bob. A bit different to the Linwood ones of yesteryear.


I served my time at Linwood as a draughtsman. I'd love a convertible Hillman Minx MkIII. Not that they made them at Linwood.


Yes I remember you saying that when I said I went the same path at Pressed Steel Swindon.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: rainbowj] #494789
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Was Pressed Steel once owned by Rootes?


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #494797
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Was Pressed Steel once owned by Rootes?


BMC then British Leyland group


Martin (Deano)
Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #494800
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The car looks lovely Bob. Hope you have as much fun as you did with the plus 8.


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Thank you Roger.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #494837
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Was Pressed Steel once owned by Rootes?

Not to my knowledge. It was an independent company the also had a plant next to Morris in Cowely (Oxford). Towards the end of my apprenticeship it amalgamated with Fisher Bodies to become Pressed Steel Fisher. It is now part of BMW with the plant still in Swindon making panels for the Mini.


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Just re-read Classic Monthly and it was British Light Steel Pressings. Incidentally, they also owned Thrupp and Maberly


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #497423
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Hey, Ho! Another change of mind! I have now bought a 3.2 i6 Manual transmission DB7 Volante.

Quoted from Chiltern Aston

"Aston Martin built 2449 six-cylinder supercharged DB7 cars for the world throughout its production run and just 879 of these were Volante models in total. This number is then further reduced by LHD/RHD and manual/automatic.

It is believed that whilst nearly half of the Coupe cars built had manual transmission at circa 700 units for the world, as the Volante was available from launch with both transmissions being available, unlike the Coupe only about 10% of Volantes had three pedals."

This means there were about 88 DB7s to this spec.






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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #497424
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Great looking car Bob - Congratulations cheers.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #497427
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Bob, that's a Brammer. Congratulations.

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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #497439
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Great car Bob and in the best (in my biased opinion) colour.


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #497443
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looks very good, enjoy!

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Originally Posted By deano
Great car Bob and in the best (in my biased opinion) colour.


I agree with Deano; well done Bob ,I hope you enjoy it thumbs

James


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #497454
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Very nice Bob. thumbs
I will keep an eye out for that if I get north of the border later this year smile


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Re: +8 Sold [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #497462
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Thank you all for your comments. She is with Chicane Classics just now getting a few things sorted. I'll also be putting Speedline Mistrals, a semi-wood steering wheel and a sports exhaust on her.

Graham, You are more than welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a (chocolate) biscuit if you do venture Northwards. PM me if you like.

BTW - I love the reg. number. You can't quite see it, it is P911 FKR. Outdoes Porsches?

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Re: +8 Sold [Re: BobtheTrain] #497464
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Very nice Bob, and a great choice. I used to own a DB7 coupé and IMO was one of the best cars I have ever owned. I only sold it to fund a ski rental venture. ooo


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Thanks, Adrian. Had one before, so I know what they are like.


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Great number plate Bob! thumbs grin2


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Nice one!
Could be a very nice daily driver also for me.... oldgit


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That is a lovely car in a great colour. Wishing you many happy miles.


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Thanks, chaps.


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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain

Graham, You are more than welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a (chocolate) biscuit if you do venture Northwards. PM me if you like.

Thanks Bob, if the trip does go ahead I most certainly will.


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Great looking car. Enjoy.


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Wow - a pure beauty Bob - well done and warmest congrats!


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Thank you chaps.


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