Lot 226 - 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
|Odometer reading||22,050 miles|
|Result||Sold - £70,500|
- Low mileage example
- Superb condition throughout
- Good service history
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 30mph. Other features included 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 starred in a record breaking action sequence towards the end of the film, as well as an exhilarating opening scene for Daniel Craig's second outing as Bond.
This superb low mileage example is presented in probably the best colour combination of Storm Black with Obsidian Black leather interior and red stitching. The car comes with ceramic brakes all round, a Bang and Olufsen stereo system and a very good history with all servicing carried out since 2010 by authorised Aston Martin dealers and the last service was done in October 2022 – all invoices for the servicing and any work carried out can be seen in the history file. The vendor had the car completely Ceramic coated by Harwoods and it also comes with an Aston Martin indoor car cover which cost £370. The DBS - especially with the roof down - looks and sounds fabulous and is sure to be a future classic with many describing it as the next Aston Martin for the serious collector or investor. This fine, low mileage example should pay generous dividends in years to come.
Previous lotLot 225 - 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
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