Lot 218 - 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8
|Odometer reading||106,930 miles|
|Estimate||£64,000 - £76,000|
- Fuel injected example
- Excellent colour combination
- £9,000 re-commissioning in 2020
- £6,800 Interior retrim/refresh in 2021
The 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 is one of the most iconic sports cars of all time. It was powered by a 5.3 litre V8 engine, which produced up to 310bhp and was equipped with either a five-speed manual, or three-speed automatic transmission. The DBS V8 featured a beautiful body that was crafted from aluminium and featured a long bonnet and short boot. It also had luxurious amenities such as leather upholstery, electric windows, and air conditioning. The DBS V8 was praised for its beautiful styling, excellent performance, and comfortable ride. It was also equipped with an independent suspension, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, and four-wheel disc brakes. The 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 is highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts alike and is still considered to be one of the must have classic cars.
This particular example presents well, in beautiful Oxford Blue paintwork, with beige leather interior. The car has certainly been painted in the past and, despite showing some minor orange peel and small micro-blisters, still has a good consistent shine. The air conditioning system was removed some years ago, but it should be rather straight forward for the new owner to reinstate, should they wish. The car underwent around £9,000 worth of re-commissioning work in 2020, mainly focusing on the braking and steering systems. In 2017, the fuel system also received quite a large overhaul at Camelot Workshop, along with the fitting of a high torque starter motor. This DBS went to Northumbrian Leather trimmers in 2021, where it received a new fluted leather headlining, leather sun visors, new carpet, leather spare wheel/battery cover and a restoration of the whole interior cabin leather. The result is a very smart cabin, retaining much of the original leather and not giving an overly restored look. The cost for this work came to £6,800 in total.
This is a highly useable example, which is sure to turn heads and provide smiles, wherever it goes. The car has room to be taken to the next level, or simply enjoyed as it stands. Our vendor has a collection of classic cars and having owned the car since late 2021, has decided it is time to let someone else enjoy the car as it isn’t getting the amount of use it deserves.
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