Unveiled on September 25 1967 as the replacement model for the DB6, the Aston Martin DBS was initially intended to be powered by the V8 (as seen in later DBS-V8 models), though the engine wasn’t ready in time. The DBS was subsequently powered by the same 3995cc straight 6 as the DB6, in both standard and “Vantage” spec (revised camshaft to boost performance), the DBS was available in ZF 5 speed manual of Borg-Warner automatic transmission.
The new model found favor with new owners with the redesign featuring increased cabin space, resulting in a true 4 seater, 2 door sports car and a new De Dion rear end.
Weighing in at 1588kg, the DBS had an impressive top speed of 140 mph (225 kph) and accelerated from 0- 60 mph (97 kph) in 7.1 seconds.
This matching numbers DBS is an original Automatic model and presents very well overall.
The bodywork, paint and chrome on the car are all in very good condition and is rust free and structurally sound. The underside of the car shows no sign of any damage and is in very good condition.
The interior of this DBS is in overall very good condition throughout (hood-lining, leather work including seats, console and dash) showing no damage with only some patina evident on the seats.
Recent works carried out includes brake system overhaul, front and rear suspension rebuilt, new mufflers, new electric cooling fans and other work totaling approximately $15,000.
With History, including a heritage certificate, and a significant receipt file, this Aston Martin represents a great opportunity to invest in classic car with a fun strong potential growth in terms of value and would be a fun and usable car.