One owner from new,1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon  Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA Engine no. V/540/583

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 320
One owner from new,1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon
Registration no. XSV 518 Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA Engine no. V/540/583

£ 20,000 - 25,000
US$ 25,000 - 31,000
One owner from new
1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon
Registration no. XSV 518
Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA
Engine no. V/540/583

Footnotes

  • Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8, the DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre six of the concurrently produced DB6. Styled in-house by Bill Towns, the four-seater 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. Bigger and more luxuriously appointed than the DB6, the heavier DBS disappointed some by virtue of its slightly reduced performance, but there were no complaints when the V8 arrived in 1969. With an estimated 345bhp available from its 5,340cc, fuel-injected, four-cam motor, the DBS V8 could reach 100mph in under 14 seconds, running on to a top speed of 160mph - a staggering performance in those days and one which fully justified the claim that it was the fastest production car in the world. Even in automatic transmission form the V8 could reach 100mph in around 15 seconds and better 145mph flat-out.
    The acquisition of Aston Martin by Company Developments in 1972 brought with it a change of name for the V8-engined cars: out went DBS V8, in came AM V8. This new Series 2 was readily distinguishable by its restyled front that now featured two instead of four headlamps and recalled the looks of the earlier DB six-cylinder cars. Electronic ignition and air conditioning were now standard.
    A desirable, manual transmission model, chassis number ‘10722’ was purchased new from Aston Martin by the vendor, at that time the Managing Director of his own furniture business, and initially served as his company car. Maintained regardless of cost ever since, it remains in wonderfully original, unmolested condition – an increasingly rare find among Aston Martin V8s. The car is offered with sundry service/maintenance invoices, old-style logbook, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5 registration document. With prices of the historically important V8 family likely to increase in response to the rise in value of the David Brown ‘DB’ sixes, this car represents a golden opportunity to acquire one of the best one-owner examples around at relatively modest cost.
One owner from new,1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon  Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA Engine no. V/540/583
One owner from new,1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon  Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA Engine no. V/540/583
One owner from new,1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon  Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA Engine no. V/540/583
One owner from new,1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon  Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA Engine no. V/540/583
One owner from new,1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Saloon  Chassis no. V8/10722/RCA Engine no. V/540/583
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.