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I recently purchased a 2002 Vantage Volante. My wife looked at it ans said "No cup holders".
I know, it's an American thing but life will be better if I can install cup holders. Has anyone been able to do this? The dealer could not help.
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Cup Holders Redux

I have figured it out. I am picking up the car next week. I will fabricate some myself. The concept is 3 inch plastic pipe inserted into a wooden base. I will attach them somehow.
In order to be in keeping with the wood bits in the car I am going to use a matching veneer on the plastic pipe and the base.
Pictures to follow.;
 

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I recently purchased a 2002 Vantage Volante. My wife looked at it ans said "No cup holders".
I know, it's an American thing but life will be better if I can install cup holders. Has anyone been able to do this? The dealer could not help.
Thanks.
Hi, you are NOT alone here albeit it is me who would like to have them on my 2003/4 model VV.

As far as I know it was NOT an option for the UK based cars but I have heard somewhere that a company in the USA does a replacement cubby box lid with them fitted for the DB7's which are similar to the Jaguar XJ/XK variant cars.

I think they are about £300 and if I could find one in black/charcoal I would gladly buy one for my car as there is nowhere to put a drink without spilling it!!!!

Regards, V12 V Man
 

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Brendan, I fixed the cup holder problem by using a 1998 to 2003 Jaguar XJ8/XJR centre console lid that has a retractable pair of cupholders built in.

You loose the ability to lock the storage compartment and its a bit higher , but other than that its a pretty good fit.

No photo of mine yet, but this nice DB7 VV that has some AM works service options has one that is obviously the Jag one also.

I had to dye the leather on mine to get a colour match to the interior, but you could just buy a black one as some of the XJR interiors were that colour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WHIoDnsv684#t=77
 

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DB 7 Rear Seats

The children would have to be bilateral amputees. The car would have been so much nicer if they had given up on the idea of rear seats. I had a 928 Porsche. I got four adults in it.
 

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Brendan, I fixed the cup holder problem by using a 1998 to 2003 Jaguar XJ8/XJR centre console lid that has a retractable pair of cupholders built in.

You loose the ability to lock the storage compartment and its a bit higher , but other than that its a pretty good fit.

No photo of mine yet, but this nice DB7 VV that has some AM works service options has one that is obviously the Jag one also.

I had to dye the leather on mine to get a colour match to the interior, but you could just buy a black one as some of the XJR interiors were that colour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WHIoDnsv684#t=77
Hi Wayne, yes I have looked at this type before but I always felt it looked different on the front leading cup holder edge profile which is why I did not get one but I just looked at that Marlow cars example and it looks like a great fit albeit the camera man did not hold it there long enough for me to study it properly.

Please email me pics of yours Wayne so I can look close up.

Driveit77, no kids in mine matey!!!! LOL
 

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The children would have to be bilateral amputees. The car would have been so much nicer if they had given up on the idea of rear seats. I had a 928 Porsche. I got four adults in it.
AM should have just made a box and shelf in the back of the DB7's instead as its a total waste of valuable space and leather trim!!!!

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My kids rode in the back of the DB7 once,I had to have the drivers seat set so far forwards almost couldn't operate the clutch properly as my legs were wedged up under the dash.

I remember riding in the back of my uncles Triumph TR4A as a kid which was a weird combination of fun and very bad leg cramp.

Bad for drivers and rear passengers I guess.
 

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My kids rode in the back of the DB7 once,I had to have the drivers seat set so far forwards almost couldn't operate the clutch properly as my legs were wedged up under the dash.

I remember riding in the back of my uncles Triumph TR4A as a kid which was a weird combination of fun and very bad leg cramp.

Bad for drivers and rear passengers I guess.
Man toys Wayne, not kids toys!!!!! LOL
 

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It is possible to fit an adult in the back seats of the DB7 provided they are not particularly tall, the person in the front seat is also not tall, and they don't want to be comfortable. Even someone of moderate height will have their head pressed against the headlining looking like Herman Munster :D
 

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It is possible to fit an adult in the back seats of the DB7 provided they are not particularly tall, the person in the front seat is also not tall, and they don't want to be comfortable. Even someone of moderate height will have their head pressed against the headlining looking like Herman Munster :D
You are quite right albeit I would not wish to pull the short straw and be the poor sod in the rear especially in a coupe model.

I suppose it would not be too bad in my Volante with the roof down as you have the chance of jumping out quickly if need be!!!:D

Regards,
 
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