The DBS was intended as the successor to the Aston Martin DB6,
although the two ran concurrently for three years. Powered by a
straight-six engine, it was produced from 1967 until 1972.
It was a larger coupé than the DB6 with four full-sized seats
but was powered by the same four litre engine as the previous car.
The DBS was intended to have a more 'modern' look than the previous
series of Aston models (the DB4 through to the DB6) and it
incorporated a fastback style rear end and squared off front
grille, atypical of Astons at the time but very much then in vogue
in automotive design circles of the late sixties. Trademark Aston
design features, such as a bonnet scoop, knock off wire wheels and
side air vents with stainless steel bright work, were however
retained. With a total build run of some 800 cars, the six-cylinder
DBS was built at Newport Pagnell by the same chaps who built DBs 4,
5 and 6; and it's as rare as any of them.
Built in 1971, one of only 49 built that year and one of 317
righthand drive cars with automatic transmissions in total, this
car was delivered to dealer, Arnold G Wilson, on 30th April and
first registered on 1st July, 1971. It was purchased by the current
keeper on 12th November, 2013 from a friend who, in turn, purchased
the car in 2003. During the owner's tenure, the car was re-painted
to olive green with many parts replaced including boot springs, new
radiator, new alternator belts, re-chroming and alloy polishing of
parts where required, new vacuum and heater valves, new exterior
door handles, refreshing of the tan hide interior, new tyres fitted
all round including the spare and fully serviced including the
replacement of air, fuel and oil filters. The owner gives credit to
the previous owner who was a master technician and automatic
transmission specialist and who maintained the car with no expense
CUM 266J retains its original 'matching numbers' engine and is
supplied with a Heritage Trust Certificate and MoT test
certificates since 1997 with a current item valid until June, 2017
with 83,890 miles recorded.
This was the last model to be produced under the David Brown
regime and, as with the earlier DB models, is fast becoming a very
collectable and appreciating asset.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170