1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S

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Lot 47N
1971 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon
Registration no. MAN-51-K (Isle of Man) Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S

Sold for £ 42,750 (US$ 53,443) inc. premium
1971 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon
Registration no. MAN-51-K (Isle of Man)
Chassis no. DBS/5809/R
Engine no. 400/4873/S
Odometer reading: 3,145
MOT: Exempt


*Four owners from new
*Present ownership since 1994
*An older restoration
*Offered for recommissioning


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According to its accompanying warranty, this automatic transmission DBS was delivered new to a company called Victor Plastics. Originally registered 'JLO 16K' in the UK, it was purchased by the current vendor in February 1994 and since then has been registered in the Isle of Man. The Aston had been advertised for sale in Classic & Sports Car magazine's February 1994 edition by its third owner following an extensive professional refurbishment. Test driven by C&SC, the DBS was described at the time as "one of the most solid, honest Aston Martins you'll find at the price". C&SC's review (copy on file) also highlighted the car's original colour combination; interior re-trim in correct magnolia hide; factory fitted Webasto sunroof; new chrome wire wheels; 10 litres of Waxoyl anti-corrosion treatment; and new MotoLita steering wheel. Also on file are the 1994 purchase receipt; IoM registration documents; Webasto sunroof and Radiomobile radio instructions; and an old (part) V5 in the previous owner's name. The most recently expired MoT (issued August 1993 at 30 miles) indicates that the odometer has gone 'around the clock' and that the actual recorded mileage at time of cataloguing is 103,145. Little used in recent years this car is offered for recommissioning and sold as seen.

Footnotes

  • All original documentation will follow after the sale.
    Vendor Score Total: 57 /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: 14 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 2
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 10 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 1

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /20
    Seats: 4
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 4 /10
    Main components: 2
    Ancillary components: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 11 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 2

    Car History File: 3

Saleroom notices

  • All original documentation will follow after the sale.
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
1971  Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DBS/5809/R Engine no. 400/4873/S
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