1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S
Lot 309
1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon
Registration no. TDL 746F Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S
Sold for £57,500 (US$ 76,920) inc. premium

Lot Details
1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5071/L Engine no. 400/3879/S
1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon
Registration no. TDL 746F
Chassis no. DBS/5071/L
Engine no. 400/3879/S

Footnotes

  • 'Outstanding among the first impressions of this exciting new Aston DBS is that it is really new and owes nothing in appearance to the succession of previous models. Even so, it is still an Aston and can be recognised as one on the road.' – Autocar, 28th September 1967.
    Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine, the Aston Martin DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre 'six' of the concurrently produced DB6. Styled in-house by William Towns, the beautiful DBS caused quite a stir, Autocar magazine observing that: 'Without the aid of an Italian stylist the Newport Pagnell team came up with something as modern, handsome and Italianate as anything from the Turin coachbuilders at that time.'

    Beneath its shapely exterior the DBS employed a platform-type chassis with independent suspension all round: wishbone and coil-spring at the front, De Dion with Watts linkage at the rear. Larger and more luxuriously appointed than the DB6, the heavier DBS disappointed some by virtue of its slightly reduced performance, but the Vantage version's top speed of 140mph and a standing quarter-mile time of 16.3 seconds were highly respectable figures nonetheless. Assessing the virtues of Aston's new flagship, Autocar judged it superior to the DB6 in many areas, the bigger DBS offering four full-sized seats in addition to transformed handling and roadholding courtesy of the new rear suspension and standardised power steering. Like Aston Martins before and since, the DBS has 'James Bond' movie associations, having featured in both 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (1969) and 'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971).

    An automatic transmission model, this particular DBS has been owned by the current vendor for approximately 40 years, being used as a daily driver to this day. Unfortunately, no history is available other than some bills, including one for £5,300 from Goldsmith & Young Ltd dated 2005 for work on the cylinder head, reconditioning carburettors, etc. Currently displaying a total of circa 82,000 miles on the odometer, 'TDL 746F' is described as in 'average' condition, requiring attention to the paintwork, interior trim and carpets. The car is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to April 2015 and a V5C registration document.
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