Chassis No DBSV8/10593-RCA.
Engine No. V/540/095/EE
Interior Colour: Optional originally Off White
Originally Right Hand Drive
An iconic classic styled by William Towns and the last built Aston Martin under David Browns control was the Aston Martin DBS V8. This model was aimed at modernising the brand and breaking boundaries while retaining all the hall marks of being an Aston Martin such as bonnet scoop, side air vents and stainless steel bright work.
Launched in 1969 the new variant of the flag ship model, the Aston Martin DBS V8 was instantly the fastest 4 seater production car in the world and a superior step forward from the DB6 offering luxurious comfortable accommodation inside. Build numbers for Aston Martins are always very low making ownership an elite club. Production ran until 1972 for the DBS V8. The total build number of these hand crafted cars was only 787 making it considerably rarer than the DB5’s and DB6’s. It is estimated the cost to build one of these cars today would be well in excess of £200,000
Fame for the DBS began with the film franchise James Bond. This car superseded the famous DB5 in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Service. The DBS was again used in Diamonds Are Forever, this time in James Bond style having missiles fitted. Other fame came from its heavy use in the television series as Roger Moore’s car in the “The Persuaders” which ran from 1971 to 1972 sealing the cars fame for being a hard hitting British thoroughbred in a class of its own.
This particular DBS V8 is a very rare desirable version being RHD and one of only 17 cars ordered and exported to Hong Kong back in October 1972. With the help of an airline pilot the car returned to the UK from Japan in January 2012, showing to be in its original condition and with both sills having only a few signs of corrosion in the usual places. The car arrived at the start of 2013 to Cotswold Classic Car Restorations workshop where extensive restoration work on the body has been undertaken, which includes taking it back to bare metal ready for rebuild. Viewing of the car is highly recommended while in bare metal to fully appreciate just how good this car really is. The car is now ready to be painted and refurbished back to being a truly stunning example. This is a great time for someone to step in and get the Aston Martin they have always wanted. The finished result, once the car is complete, will be a beautiful example of a very desirable car that is actually skyrocketing in value.
This is a unique opportunity not to be missed.