It was two decades ago that Aston Martin launched the DB9 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
In celebration of 20 years of the beautiful DB9, there will be over 15 examples at the Aston Martin Heritage Festival. Before introducing them, let’s review what made the DB9 a show-stopper in 2003.
- It was the first car to be built in Aston Martin’s new factory at Gaydon in Warwickshire
- Powered by a V12 engine, this was the first Aston Martin developed on the VH (Vertical / Horizontal) Platform
- The DB9’s bodyshell weighed 25 per cent less than the DB7
- It was such an advance from the DB7 that Aston Martin decided not to stick with sequential numbering so DB8 was bypassed
Here are DB9s attending the festival. They will be parked together as a collective. It’s a chance to connect with the DB9 community, compare stories and share a passion for this exceptional car.
A 2004 Scottish-registered DB9. It spent some years in storage before being recommissioned by Aston Martin Leeds. The odometer shows just over 25000 miles!
Owner: Andrew Inglis
A 2005 DB9 Volante in Onyx Black with only 12k miles and original specification.
Owner: Steve Hill
A 2016 DB9 GT Volante in Midnight Blue with a Sandstone interior. It has a 6-litre V12 naturally aspirated 540bhp engine and ceramic brakes.
Owner: David Hoare
5 ALO. A DB9 with Sportpack finished in Onyx Black with phantom grey leather and interior trim, and red brake calipers. An AMOC Concours winner.
Owner: Anthony Oade
A DB9 GT Volante and the 17th-final UK car. This is one of 11 UK cars in Scintilla Silver.
Owner: Jim Walker
A 2014 Tungsten Silver DB9 coupe with 510 bhp, 6-speed automatic transmission and carbon ceramic brakes.
Owner: John Rees
A 2014 DB9 in Mariana Blue with cream interior.
Owner: Peter Lightfoot
A 2015-registered DB9.
Owner: Philip Moody
A 2014 DB9 Coupe finished in Ceramic Grey with black leather, Aston Martin embroidered headrests, Q Aston Martin Gold Badges and 20” upgraded wheels.
Owner: Robert Smirke
A DB9 Volante, 2008 model. The exterior is British Racing Green with Westminster Green hood. The interior is leather two-tone Parliament Green and Sandstone, including the steering wheel.
Owner: Stuart Bailey
This is a stunning example of the DB 9 GT Volante The final DB 9 ‘S were the GT’S, ending production of this much-loved model.
My GT Volante was the 17th final UK car.
This is one of 11 UK cars in Scintilla Silver, and has a cream truffle interior, making it a beautiful example of Aston Martin craftsmanship.
Owner: James Walker
A 2014 DB9 in Onyx Black with Sandstone interior.
Owner: Rob and Sara Parry
A 2006 DB9 with just 13,000 miles.
Owner: Mark Hipsey
A 2007 DB9 coupe in Midnight Blue with Sandstorm and blue leather interior. It’s 18,000 miles from new with just two owners.
Owner: Philip Olden