Here’s a 1997 Aston Martin DB7 listed for sale on Autotrader that’s unusual for a couple of reasons. The main reason is obvious the moment you check the listing: Even though it’s a 21-year-old car, it’s covered just 1,500 miles since new. Presumably, it wasn’t driven a lot because it was in a big collection — and according to the seller, that collection belonged to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Indeed, the seller notes that this DB7 was owned by "billionaire Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen," though Allen is far more famous for his yacht ownership than his automobile ownership. And this DB7 may show why: it appears he never drove it. This car has covered just 1,500 miles in its lifetime, and the ad notes that the tires — date-stamped for April 2017 — have just 80 miles on them.
The Carfax report notes that the DB7 was sold new in California in 1996, and that the original owner (presumably Paul Allen, who owns property there) added only 661 miles before it found the second owner in 1999. The second owner, in Las Vegas or Southern California, also drove it sparingly, bringing the odometer to just 1,124 by 2014.
Now it can be yours. It’s currently offered for sale by Cosmo Motors in Hickory, North Carolina, not far from Charlotte, and it’s offered for $59,997. That’s big money for a DB7, but then this is one of the nicest DB7s for sale. It features an automatic transmission and the DB7’s early supercharged 6-cylinder, which made 335 horsepower. Find an Aston Martin DB7 for sale
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.
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