Lot 280 - 1973 12848 DBS Vantage

Lot 280 - 1973 12848 DBS Vantage

Lot 280 - 1973 12848 DBS Vantage

Lot Number 280
Registration VXI 6572
Chassis Number AM6065RA
Engine Number 400/4972/3VC
Estimate £65,000 - £80,000

The Aston Martin DBS is a GT car produced from 1967 to 1972. The DBS was featured in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The DBS was intended as the successor to the Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. It was a larger coupé than the DB6, with four full sized seats, but was powered by the same straight six 4.0 litre engine as the previous car. Claimed engine output was 282bhp, but a no-cost vantage specification engine option fitted with Weber carburettors, thereby increasing output to an advertised 325bhp. The DBS was intended to have a more 'modern' look than the previous series of Aston models, and it incorporated a fastback style rear end and squared off front grill, typical of Astons at the time, and then becoming very much in vogue in automotive design circles of the late sixties. Trademark Aston design features such as a bonnet scoop, knock off wire wheels, and side air vents with stainless steel brightwork were however retained. The DBS was the last Aston Martin to be built under David Brown's control.

This silver with red leather trimmed Aston Martin DBS Vantage is in splendid condition and is being sold reluctantly by the vendor due to lack of suitable storage. Sitting proudly on wire wheels and fitted with manual transmission, this six cylinder Vantage is a beautiful car to drive and the familiar sound from the exhaust is synonymous with such a stunning car. The sumptuous interior oozes class, style and comfort; this is very much a driver's car. It comes supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, together with some history. One of only 70 manufactured, this Aston Martin is sure to appeal to enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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