1971 Aston Martin DBS 6 cylinder SOLD

Coys Spring Auction - Royal Horticultural Hall - London - February 27, 2007

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Estimate: £9,000-12,000

Sold £7,500

Aston Martin had always intended that the DBS, launched at the 1967 London Show and the first all-new model for many years, would be powered by its new V8 engine. In the interim, however, due to delays developing the V8, the straight six of the concurrently produced DB6 Mk 2 was installed. Designed by William Towns, this elegant aluminium-bodied coupé employed a widened version of the DB6 floorpan using an independent coil sprung de Dion tube rear axle, complete with limited slip differential and. in board disc brakes and at the front the coil spring/wishbone set-up and discs were as those of the DB6. As with the latter, the twin-cam engine was available in standard or Vantage tune - the former producing 282bhp at 5,500rpm via triple SU carburettors, the latter 325bhp at 5,750rpm with triple Webers. A five speed ZF gearbox was standard with three-speed automatic transmission optional as was Brico fuel injection. Performance was not quite as rapid as the DB6, the new car carrying an extra 3cwt but the DBS was still no slouch: Motor in its road test of a DBS Vantage recorded 141mph with 0-60 and 0-l00mph reached in 7.1 and 18.0 seconds respectively. The magazine also highly praised the DBS' roadholding, perfect 50/50 weight distribution allowing surefooted and very safe handling; indeed, the road test was headlined 'S for Superb'.

Described by the vendor as being in very good all round condition, this handsome British tourer was bought with long term ownership in mind. Circumstances change however and this relatively economic-to-run Aston is now available. Aspects such as the engine note, transmission and sills are all described as good with strong oil pressure and complete with a current registration certificate and current MoT. There are also a number of previously issued MoT certificates to accompany the car. The leather interior is also in fine condition and the tyres have many miles left in them. Haven't you always wanted to say, 'Shall we take the Aston tonight dear...'

Reference Number 7176

as of 2/16/2007

Overview
Car 1971 Aston Martin DBS 6 cylinder
VIN DBS5793R 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red 
Options Exterior: Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior