1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage, Manual, RHD, PAS, History For Sale
RetroMarques is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner ‘MVU 773G’, a rare Aston Martin DBS Vantage in RHD, Manual, PAS specification
An opportunity to own a rare Vantage specification Aston Martin DBS and a matching numbers car. An original home-market, right hand drive car and fitted with the desirable manual gearbox and PAS from new. Looking stunning in the Goodwood Green paintwork set off by the wire wheels and spinners. The subject of a full, bare-metal respray some 15 months ago she has just been treated to a fully documented engine rebuild and is now being run-in.
Chassis No: DBS/5304/R
Eng No: 400/4030/SVC
ZF Manual gearbox
Power assisted steering
Webasto sunroof, Fiamm Horns, Radiomobile radio
First reg: 4 March 1969
Present owner since 08/2000 (3rd owner)
MoT test: valid to 16 Sept 2019
‘MVU’ comes from long-term classic car enthusiast ownership and only now available as the owner has sadly passed away. The paintwork was looking tired yet the bodywork was in surprisingly good condition and on stripping the paintwork, there were only 2 very small areas which needed repairing. She was then prepared and painted again in the correct Goodwood Green.
Subsequently, investigation into poor running revealed low compression and the decision was taken to carry out a full engine strip and rebuild (detailed invoicing), including servicing the triple Webers, and with that now completed, engine and ancillaries re-fitted and tuned and on a fresh MoT she is roadworthy again and being run-in.
The interior has cleaned up well and has a nice degree of originality/patina. The black leather looks just right rather than ‘too new’ and lacking any sense of age or use. Some smaller areas of carpeting might still be improved but very much dependent upon your view/desire for appearance.
The DBS is an imposing sports car and has real presence, not least in this attractive quite dark green paint which is set off nicely by the brightwork (good/very good), wire wheels and chrome spinners. ‘MVU’ starts easily, pulls away cleanly and feels strong on the road, even whilst being driven quite gently during the running-in period. The big leather seats provide for a comfortable drive and she’s very responsive on the road – the size and weight of the car are not nearly as obvious as one might expect.
In summary, an opportunity to purchase a rare Manual, Vantage spec, matching numbers DBS with PAS. With the fully documented paintwork and engine rebuild already carried out, there is much to commend her. A good history file (including the original Aston Martin delivery and early service documents) and low owners only add to a very appealing package.
Please contact Mark Knight on 07791 417256 or [email protected] for more details or to arrange a viewing (by appointment only please as I am often off-site).
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