Aston Martin only built 288 of these rare cars between April 1972 and July 1973.
Following the purchase of Aston Martin by Company Developments in 1972, they re-launched the DBS V8 with a range of upgrades. The front was restyled with a lower bonnet scoop and two headlights (instead of the previous four) - it also had a louver panel under the rear window, electronic ignition and air conditioning as standard. The biggest change however, was the introduction of Bosch fuel injection, making it the most powerful of all the V8’s up until the introduction of the Vantage in the late ‘70’s.
The DBS V8 we offer here, on behalf of our client, is an original right hand drive, matching numbers car, with automatic transmission, and is in need of full restoration. However, with some re-commissioning work carried out, it could be made roadworthy for use whilst completing a ‘rolling restoration’.
During the production run of these rare cars, Company Developments changed the designation to AM V8, but our car is prior to this change and retains its DBS V8 name, making it rarer still.
On initial inspection, the chassis and bodywork do not seem to have suffered too badly in its many years of hibernation. It would appear to only need some minor repairs to the steel frame, although a more thorough inspection would need to be carried out by any potential purchaser. Outwardly, the aluminium body, doors, boot and bonnet also appear to be in good condition, albeit with some superficial dents that have occurred whilst in storage. All glass, dials and interior are present and whilst the carpets will need replacing, the fine leather upholstery could be revived to give the interior of the car a lovely original patina, However, sadly the paint has suffered over the years and would need to be refreshed - perhaps to its original colour?
We have started and run the engine - it rev’s freely and runs very smoothly, the oil gauge shows good oil pressure, however, the automatic gearbox has not been tested.
According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate chassis number, ‘10604’ was built on 3rd November 1972, and was originally commissioned in Cairngorm Brown with Off White interior. It was dispatched to Japan, and sold through the Eastern Motors Company Limited. The speedometer (which is in kilometers and would need re-calibrating for MPH ) shows just 43,000kms (27,000miles), there is no reason for us to believe this is not correct.
The DBS V8 comes with a UK registered V5, having been fully imported and registered with the DVLA. UK age related registration number and Heritage certificate.
With top restored DBS V8 series 2 fuel injection cars now commanding prices well in excess of £200,000, these cars represent a very good investment.
Stratton Motor Company is pleased to offer this fine example of the 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 Sports Saloon,
Finished in Pacific Blue with Fawn hide leather interior,
One of only 288 fuel injected cars built,
Usual Aston Martin refinements,
Benefits from a full .....
Aston Martin DBS first registered Sept 1970 so has the rear side vents on the C post. Supplied by HR Owen.
Three previous owners with great history file. Not used since 2003. Side sills good, no rust and all matching numbers.
Automatic transmission, air conditioning, wire wheels supplied in Burnt .....
Aston Martin DBS Vantage, the car has a manual transmission, it's finished in Red with Cream hide interior, the car was first registered on the 19/03/1969, it has air conditioning, power steering, it has also had a re-paint and re-trim. For further details please contact Roger Bennington or Jonathan .....
Whilst by no means concourse, this classic Aston Martin would make an ideal 'personal' restoration project. A very original 1969 Aston Martin DBS 6 Automatic finished in green metallic with contrasting cream interior and bespoke walnut dash and door cappings. Exported to America in 2002 by the then .....
The DBS Carbon Black was a special edition launched by Aston Martin 2010 and supply was limited to just one car per dealer making this one of the rarest DBS variants produced. Specification of these cars included coachwork in bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint with Obsidian Black hides highlighted .....
Finished in Burgundy with tan leather trim this left hand drive DBS six cylinder manual gearbox car is very rare indeed.
Exported to the USA in 1968 the car for most part remains unchanged. With 'Strongberg carburetors and close crank case breather system this must have been a very early effort at .....
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Auto.RHD
matching numbers caribbean Blue with blue leather, GKN alloys, stainless steel exhaust, Aircond 61000 genuine miles, recently serviced buy leading Aston martin specialist,
Valuable cherished number DBS 1J.
a stunning and original rust free example,
and thought .....
A great opportunity for a new owner to continue a restoration
This car was last on the road in 2016 and prior to that, major steel work including replacement sills, jacking points etc had been carried out.
It is a late DBS6 which was fitted with the ZF V8 type manual gearbox from new.
Very rare model, only produced in 403 pcs. This car is very original and with patina and ready to drive.
Note this car is with manual 5 speed gearbox.
This is the last model produced under the ownership from David Brown.
This car need to be seen, big investment potential, please visit our website, .....
Registered 1st August 1969 this Aston Martin DBS coupe has been residing in France over recent years.
Prior to this the history file includes details of engine and suspension rebuilds.
Where MOT certificates indicate very little use over the last 15 years, the car has more recently benefited from .....