1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R

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Lot 117
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8
Registration no. HPL 393K Chassis no. DBSV810169R

Sold for £ 48,375 (US$ 67,120) inc. premium
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8
Registration no. HPL 393K
Chassis no. DBSV810169R
Odometer reading: N/A
MOT Expiry: N/A

*Aston Martin DBS V8
*Sold for restoration
*Current ownership since 1990


Prior to the discontinuation of the iconic DB6 in 1971, Aston Martin were looking to replace the car with a much more modern and muscular looking vehicle. The result was the beautiful DBS V8 that included a completely new four headlight design and square off grille. At launch, the V8 featured significant mechanical improvements over its DB6 predecessor too, including a new V8 designed by Tadek Marek. The car offered tremendous levels of performance with 'excellent road manners, supreme stability and unmatched braking,' which was declared by Autocar. A mere 405 DBS V8s had been built before the model was superseded by the re-styled 'Aston Martin V8' in late 1972. Continuing Aston Martin's famed '007' connection, the DBS was driven by George Lazenby as James Bond in the 1969 film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.

First registered new in 1971, this example was inherited by the vendor from his father in 2003. The car has been in dry storage since 1992, and was recently discovered by Bonhams specialists. The DBS V8 is offered for complete restoration. There is various correspondence on file from the previous keeper of Northwood, Middlesex. This includes servicing and repairs carried out by Aston Martin Works throughout the late 1970s. Various old MOTs are also on file, including from 1976, 1977, 1991 and 1992 – when then car was last on the road. A rewarding and rare project opportunity.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 20/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 5/25
    Body Work: 1
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 1
    Glass: 1
    Paint: 1
    Wheels/Tyres: 1

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 4/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 1
    Headlining: 1
    Seats: 1
    Trim: 1

    ENGINE TOTAL: 4/20
    Mechanical components: 1
    Running: 1
    Starting: 1
    Under Bonnet: 1

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 4/20
    Axles: 1
    Brakes: 1
    Gearbox/Clutch: 1
    Suspension: 1

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2/10
    Ancillary components: 1
    Main components: 1

    Car History File: 1

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the V5C Logbook for this car will follow post-sale, however there is a copy on file.
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1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
1971 Aston Martin DBS V8   Chassis no. DBSV810169R
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