Aston Martin DBS Volante
- Mileage: 10,148
- Year: 2009
- MOT Expiry: November 2023
- Exterior Colour: Quantum Silver Metallic
- Interior Colour: Obsidian Black Leather
- Top speed: 188
- 0-60mph: 4.5
- BHP: 510
- Transmission: 6-Speed Touchtronic
- Engine Capacity: 5935cc
- Engine Configuration: V12
The DBS entered production in 2007 after a global reveal event at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. As the new flagship for the Aston Martin model range, the DBS was designed to represent a synthesis of raw power, race-bred technology and design excellence.
Before entering production the DBS appeared as James Bond's car of choice in 'Casino Royale', Daniel Craig's debut in the role released in 2006. The car featured in one of the film's most memorable moments, rolling seven times and setting a new world record. A DBS also appeared in the opening sequence of 'Quantum of Solace' the follow up film released in 2008.
2009 saw production begin of the DBS Volante, the convertible derivative of the DBS – as featured here. Low, powerful and sleek, the DBS Volante offered the thrill of open-top driving. Production of both DBS Coupe and Volante ended in 2012 following the launch of Vanquish.
Quantum Silver Metallic paintwork, Obsidian Black leather upholstery with contrasting silver stitching, Obsidian Black carpets, Electric folding soft-top in black, 20-inch 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels, 6-speed ‘Touchtronic 2’ transmission, Electrically adjustable front seats with memory, Front and rear parking sensors, Bang & Olufsen BeoSound DBS Audio system, Cruise control, Satellite navigation, Powerfold exterior mirrors, Carbon fibre body panels (boot enclosure, boot lid, door opening surrounds, front wings, bonnet), Carbon fibre door pulls, Carbon fibre door mirror mounts, Carbon fibre front splitter, Carbon fibre rear diffuser, Piano black fascia trim, Glass-faced switchgear, LED rear lights, Ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs, Bright finish grille, Boot-mounted umbrella, Spare key.
The Quantum Silver paintwork presents impeccably throughout with hardly an imperfection in sight. After a full detail and machine polish on arrival with us the body of this cherished example is truly exceptional – our studio photos really don’t do it justice. In line with the very low mileage of just 10k there are very few stone chips or defects to report, and of course she’s arrow-straight along both sides. All the lights are crystal clear, the brightwork is perfect, and the glossy carbon fibre components are first-rate. The car has always been garaged to preserve its amazing condition and so the hood is also immaculate.
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Sitting inside it’s hard to believe that this stunning DBS is now 14 years old. As with the exterior of the car, the interior is almost without fault. Very tastefully spec’d in Obsidian Black with a contrasting silver stitch the leather upholstery is still notably supple, and even commonly worn areas such as the driver’s bolsters appear almost untouched. The steering wheel is absolutely perfect and there are no notable marks to any of the switchgear. The piano black fascia retains a great shine and everything works just as it should, including the foldaway multimedia screen. There are no scratches across the hand-stitched leather dash, centre console, or carbon fibre door pulls, and the rich black carpets are also pristine – even the door sill covers are undamaged. The cabin is lifted further with A pillars and headlining trimmed in pale Alcantara, again all unmarked, with other contrasting details such as the B&O speakers also perfectly presented.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Barely run-in with a mere 10k miles under its belt, this beautiful 2009 DBS Volante drives without fault. Delivering an impressive 510hp its 5.9-litre V12 is potent to say the least, and in this example its paired with the slick Touchtronic transmission. When driven in automatic mode, the DBS is easy to live with in traffic and copes well with low-speed manoeuvring. Switch to manual, and it’s an involving experience – the steering wheel-mounted paddles offer excellent control and a lovely throttle blip on each change down. Upshifts are 15 percent faster than in the DB9; press the Sport button and they’re 25 percent quicker.
Despite the super low mileage this one has always been maintained to a very high standard, and only by Aston Martin main agents and marque specialists. The accompanying handbook is stamped 11 times with the last service and inspection (totalling £3,350) completed in November 2022 at 9,809 miles.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The DBS sits on the factory optional 20-inch 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels, all in perfect unmarked condition with no wear to report. They are shod in a recently fitted set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres that have seen only 340 miles of use. The powerful carbon ceramic brakes have also been checked and remain in fine operational condition, effortlessly bringing the car to a stop quickly and in a straight line.
First registered in September 2009 this immaculate DBS was supplied new by Jacksons Aston Martin in Jersey. It has now driven a remarkable 10,148 miles in the hands of only 3 registered keepers. The current owner purchased the car from Bramley Motors in 2018 and has certainly kept on top of the maintenance. Reading through the accompanying service/handbook there are 11 main dealer/specialist stamps, the last at 9,809 miles in November 2022. This work was carried out by Trinity Engineering and included a full inspection and service with new Michelin tyres all round. The complete service history is as follows:
28/09/2010 at 1,462 miles – Aston Martin
26/09/2011 at 1,745 miles – Aston Martin
17/10/2012 at 1,882 miles – Aston Martin
24/06/2014 at 3,004 miles – Aston Martin
01/07/2015 at 3,021 miles – Aston Martin
31/08/2016 at 3,785 miles – Aston Martin Specialist
13/02/2018 at 4,478 miles – Aston Martin
29/10/2019 at 7,605 miles – Aston Martin Specialist
14/10/2020 at 8,232 miles – Aston Martin Specialist
29/10/2021 at 8,750 miles – Aston Martin Specialist
04/11/2022 at 9,809 miles – Aston Martin Specialist
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