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Category: Aston Martin

Maisto, Aston Martin DB7

by Peter
Categories: Aston Martin, Cars, Diecast models, Maisto
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Something a bit different today, and maybe seen as a lesser manufacture but over the last few years some of my models are from far eastern makers, these days nearly every well known make has been made abroad including Matchbox in China and Macau, Dinky and Corgi both have been made in the far east and Mattel hotwheels still are.

The company we are talking about today is Maisto and is still going strong and have an extensive range of scales and models, I knew the name for their range of motorbikes but recently got a few of their smaller scale cars including the Aston martin DB7 in 1:40 scale.

The silver one on the right is an original Maisto colour, the green one on the left I refurbished and re-painted.

Maisto are well known as service station ‘giveaway’ promotions but has given them great exposure over the years.

They are great castings and shouldn’t be overlooked by the car collectors.

To see more of my Aston DB7 refurbishment and how to do it Click Here


The real car


The Aston Martin DB7 is a grand tourer which was produced by Aston Martin from September 1994 to December 2004. The grand tourer was available either as a coupé or a convertible. The prototype was complete by November 1992, and debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 1993, the car was styled by Ian Callum and Keith Helfet. The six-cylinder DB7 was positioned as an “entry-level” model below the hand-built V8 Virage introduced a few years earlier. This model was the highest production Aston Martin vehicle ever, with more than 7,000 built before it was replaced by the DB9.

For more on the real Aston DB7 Click Here