Lot 205 - 1971 Aston Martin DBS
|Engine Number||CUM 266J|
|Odometer reading||84,100 miles|
|Estimate||£85,000 - £90,000|
- Heritage certificate
- Good overall condition
- Automatic transmission
One of the first new models to be launched following the acquisition of AML by Company Developments, the Aston Martin Vantage debuted in May 1972. Sharing the same chassis as the V8, (complete with twin seven-inch headlamps and more traditional grille), it was essentially an AMV8 with a 6 cylinder engine, even the chassis number prefix is AM. Equipped with independent front suspension, a De Dion rear axle, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes. Notable as the last Newport Pagnell car to carry the legendary Tadek Merak designed 3995cc DOHC straight-six engine, the Aston Martin Vantage was predominantly specified in triple Weber carburettor tune (325bhp, 290lbft) and could be had with a choice of five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission. A capable and refined 2+2 grand tourer that was reputedly capable of over 140mph, it was visually distinguished by the fitment of wire wheels. Only in production for a single year, just 70 or so are thought to have been made.
This wonderful example of this rare model is presented in dark Olive Green with a tan leather interior. Its 3995cc litre matching numbers engine is mated to an automatic transmission and a considerable amount of money has been spent to maintain this beautiful British classic in the condition you see today. The car comes with a good history file including MoT certificates dating back to 1975 and various invoices. A Heritage Trust certificate accompanies the car which is important with any Aston Martin of this era and these DBS models are rare, sought after and still fun to drive, turning heads today as it did back in the 1970s when manufactured. The previous owner owned the car from 2013 until recently and during his ownership the Aston Martin was repainted to Olive Green from red with many parts being replaced including boot springs, radiator, new alternator and belts. Some re-chroming was also carried out and alloy polishing of parts where required, new vacuum and heater valves, new exterior door handles and a refreshing of the tan interior. As well as new tyres all round, all air, fuel and oil filters were replaced.
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