Lot 226 - 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
|Odometer reading||37,645 miles|
|Estimate||£65,000 - £75,000|
|Result||Sold - £71,680|
- Full service history
- Three owner example
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 1967-1972 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 30mph. Other features included rear-mounted six-speed manual or optional six-speed ‘Touchtronic 2’ automatic gearbox and a Bang and 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 starred 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 example is offered in Meteorite Silver with fantastic Obsidian Black leather and Piano Black facia trim. 'Fully loaded', this example boasts a Bang and Olufsen surround sound system and diamond cut wheels. As well as presenting immaculately, the background with this car is similarly impressive with a full service history and the last service in April 2019 at Aston Martin, Reading. 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 is sure to pay generous dividends in years to come and what better way to wait than imagining yourself as a suave 007.
* Interested parties should note the number plate shown is to be retained and a new, age-related registration issued instead. *
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