Aston Martin 1972 DBSV8 for sale
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.
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