Lot 173 - 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
|Odometer reading||44,003 miles|
|Estimate||£62,000 - £72,000|
|Result||Sold - £68,320|
- Flagship Aston Martin
- Recent Main Dealer Service
- Condition inspected by Autolign
The Aston Martin DBS was a grand tourer based on the DB9 and replaced the 2004 Vanquish S as the flagship model. The DBS name had been used once before on their 1967-72 grand tourer coupé and the modern car was officially unveiled at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on 16 August 2007, followed by the more traditional 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The convertible version of the DBS, dubbed the DBS Volante, was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show followed this time by the 2009 Concours d'Elegance.
The DBS Volante included a motorised retractable fabric roof controlled by a button in the centre console which could fold into the compartment located behind the seats in just 14 seconds. Impressively the roof could also be opened or closed even at speeds up to 30 mph. Other features includes rear-mounted six-speed manual or optional six-speed ‘Touchtronic 2’ automatic gearbox and a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound DBS in-car entertainment system with 13 speakers.
The DBS was selected to be the service issue Aston Martin for the 2006 James Bond movie Quantum of Solace and stared in a record breaking action sequence towards the end of the film and an exhilarating opening scene for Daniel Craig's second outing as Bond.
This stunning DBS Volante offered in Storm Black with Obsidian Black Caithness Leather stitched in silver is enough to make any Aston enthusiast go weak at the knees the moment the glorious V12 engine roars into life. As recently as June this year this example has had a service by Grange Aston Martin, Welwyn Garden City and is offered with 2 sets of keys, V5 registration document and an MoT certificate until August 2019. Boasting ceramic brakes, carbon pack and a Bang & Olufsen stereo system, this beautiful car was recently condition inspected by AutoLign due to an insurance claim in 2012 relating to minor water damage. AutoLign ensure any repair works are carried out to a high standard and the vendor confirms he has had no faults relating to the car repairs which we believe were in 2012.
The DBS is sure to be a future classic, it looks and sounds fabulous especially with the roof down and is described as the only Aston Martin for a serious collector or investor. This low mileage fine example will surely pay generous dividends in years to come and while you wait why not imagine yourself as a suave 007.
Previous lotLot 172 - 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello
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