1968 Aston Martin DBSSOLD
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An immediate post-development car (with a single digit chassis number) this is perhaps the earliest example extant of the classic William Towns design, a design that is now acknowledged as timeless. As one of the first handful made it comes with some special features and its specification includes right hand drive, a ZF five speed manual gearbox, power steering, and an engine upgraded to Vantage specfication. The very early DBS have all the desirable features of what has come to be known as the 'Series One' cars with louvres behind the rear quarter window, a wood-faced instrument panel, shallow spoilers to the front and rear, and a factory woodrim steering wheel. The car has a very well documented history file spanning over thirty years, mostly in one long term careful ownership. Annual MOT tests confirm that the car has covered only 10,000 miles during this period, and the low overall mileage is believed to be genuine. The history file includes a detailed record of extensive work done, including to the all-important chassis, whilst mechanically it has been maintained by a well-respected Aston specialist. I have had many of these fabulous cars in the last thirty years and this one drives second to none. It will cruise 'hands off' at 110 mph and is so beautifully set up that it can handle 'B' roads with ease. A Harvey Bailey 'handling kit' is available if you want to go a little faster still. Very elegantly finished in French Navy Blue with black leather, the car is ready for anything - which it was required to do in September when pressed into service as an entry on the Tour Britannia! Part of a small private collection of ten Astons and one of four manual DBS Vantage that I own it is open to inspection and comes with new MOT, history file, tools, and handbook.

The ‘four headlight’ DBS has become highly valued and evocative of the seventies. A manual car such as this to ‘Vantage’ specification is the most sought after version, appreciated as both collectible and eminently useable on an everyday basis. With its predecessors, the DB4, DB5, and DB6 still commanding up to three times the current value of a DBS for cars of similar condition, this represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a six cylinder Aston Martin from the handbuilt era of the marque with the additional attributes of a carefully documented history file.

Please enquire for a copy of its history and a full set of photographs. Telephone

Reference Number 39237

as of 11/20/2011

Car 1968 Aston Martin DBS
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Black 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 82,000 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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