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Is this the most convincing replica kit car yet…?

As kit cars, or replica vehicles go, this Aston Martin DB9 is one of the best. Based on a Toyota Celica Convertible, circa 1994-1999, this mock-2010 Aston Martin DB9 Volante one of the most convincing ‘fakes’ we’ve come across.

The Toyota Celica based DB9 Volante

The Toyota Celica based DB9 Volante

With second hand DB9 Volantes starting at £35,000 the £22,000 replica might seem like a bit of a bargain, especially with the low servicing costs of the Toyota platform, but it’s not so much the eBay listing itself that fascinated us, but some of the phrases used by the seller:

“Fantastic Aston Martin DB9 looks and extremely low running cost and insurance of a Toyota in comparison, not only does this make a huge benefit over and about your usual Ferrari replica, but how often do you see an Aston Martin replica?? Well one that actually looks like an Aston??”

“And even when you are in a real Ferrari, you get asked if it is real or a replica which is so annoying as they (Ferraris, we assume) are so common but in this you never get asked as it looks so damn good and very very rare.”

“Remember this is an Aston Martin DB9 Replica and based on a Toyota Celica so drives like a Celica which is not a bad thing please no time wasters poking and prodding pointing out differences as there obviously will be differences”

So, what we have here is a genius wordsmith with a bee in his bonnet about Ferraris (real and fake) and a real talent for taking sheep and firmly attaching wolfs clothing. But we’ll let you decide for yourself…

Toyota Celica based Aston Martin DB9 Volante Features:

– Finished in pristine Ice Blue Metallic with real deep shine finish
– Full cream leather seats and door inserts
– Full size rear seats
– Duo tone cream and black fascia and door panels
– Momo wood steering wheel
– Carbon alloy gear select and handbrake lever
– Carbon kick plates with Aston Martin emblem
– DB9 over mats
– Electric windows an remote locking
– Alarm and Immobiliser

Mechanics:

– Adjustable coil-over suspension
– Powerflow stainless exhaust, dual oval outlet, Japspeed stainless de-cat pipe
– 19inch DB9 alloys in smoke silver
– Red Aston Martin Brembo Look large callipers

Genuine Aston Martin Parts:
– Front & Rear Lights
– Grills
– Alloy Wheels
– Badging

Take a look at the photos below and see what you think:

The Toyota Celica based DB9 Volante

The Toyota Celica based DB9 Volante

A real Aston Martin DB9 Volante

A real Aston Martin DB9 Volante

The Replica Aston Martin DB9 Toyota Celica Mashup

The Replica Aston Martin DB9 Toyota Celica Mashup

The real Aston Martin DB9 Volante

The real Aston Martin DB9 Volante

A fake, Toyota based Aston Martin DB9 Volante

A fake, Toyota based Aston Martin DB9 Volante

The real deal… plush interior of the DB9 Volante

The real deal… plush interior of the DB9 Volante

The Toyota Celica based DB9 Volante

The Toyota Celica based DB9 Volante

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The base car for the DB9 Volante Convertible, a Toyota Celica Cabriolet