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|Aston Martin DBS DBS Vantage 1970|
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|Aston Workshop have the pleasure in presenting for sale, this lovely Aston Martin DBS Vantage.|
Aston Martin had always intended that the DBS, launched at the 1967 London Show and the first all-new model for many years, would be powered by its new V8 engine. In the interim, however, due to delays developing the V8, the straight six of the concurrently produced DB6 Mk 2 was installed. Designed by William Towns, this elegant aluminium-bodied coupé employed a widened version of the DB6 floorpan using an independent coil sprung de Dion tube rear axle, complete with limited slip differential and in board disc brakes and at the front the coil spring/wishbone set-up and discs were as those of the DB6.
As with the latter, the twin-cam engine was available in standard or (as here) in Vantage form. The Vantage was a no-cost option producing 325bhp at 5,750rpm and fitted with triple Webber 45s. This car also features the standard five-speed ZF gearbox.
The DBS was still no slouch: ‘Motor’ in its road test of a DBS Vantage recorded 141mph with 0-60 and 0-l00mph reached in 7.1 and 18.0 seconds respectively. The magazine also highly praised the DBS' roadholding, perfect 50/50 weight distribution allowing sure footed and very safe handling; indeed, the road test was headlined 'S for Superb'.
There is always interest expressed in these early DBS', partially due to the fewer numbers made but also because of the more flexible torquey engines installed.
This particular Aston has a very interesting history having once appeared in the AMOC parade at Windsor Castle before Her Majesty The Queen, leading the Aston Martins in the 'Parade des Pilotes' in 2006 and most notably as the subject of a cover article in Octane magazine comparing the virtues of the DB6 and the DBS (see below).
This lovely car is very well known to us here at Aston workshop, having been charged with it's care and maintenance for the last 12 years (all fully documented). It comes complete with a significant history file plus MOT certificates dating back to 1984.
Significant work includes:
New sills (2000)
Bare metal respray in original colour (2007)
Cylinder head conversion to unleaded
Negative earth conversion
'Monte Carlo Handling Kit'
New oil cooler
Rear end brakes rebuilt (2010)
There is something very special about this fantastic Aston Martin DBS Vantage, matching stunning 70’s styling with an equally eye-catching colour scheme that completely represents the period of manufacture.
An appreciating classic at a very reasonable price, and one of the most stylish cars on the road today, this is a fantastic way to enter the world of classic Aston Martin ownership.
Please contact our sales team for further information.
Sold on the 24.04.2013
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