– 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Manual
– Restoration overseen by an Aston Martin Historian
– Features improved fuel injection system and powder coated chassis
– Well maintained by Aston Martin Newport
The Aston Martin DBS V8 was announced at the London Motor Show in October 1969. Designed by William Towns this long awaited model had the new 5.3 litre V8 engine that only weighed 13.6 kg more than the 6 cylinder engine it replaced. The engine itself produced around 325 BHP with 400lb ft of torque. Construction was steel chassis with hand made aluminium panel work.
Made famous by the Persuaders TV series this iconic machine was produced from 1969 to 1972. A total of 404 were built of which only 128 were made with the manual gearbox.
Performance for the era was exceptional with a 0-60 time of 6 seconds and 160mph top speed. The new DBS could reach the legal limit in second gear!
Specification also included all round Girling vented discs with power assistance, electric windows, fuel injection and air conditioning which became standard equipment in October 1971.
These days the DBS represents one of the last David Brown Aston Martin’s and is a firm classic. Few survive in excellent condition and fewer still with a manual gearbox.
This Aston Martin DBS was registered in 1971 was restored under the watchful eye of an Aston Martin historian with an improved modern fuel injection system and powder coated chassis from Aston Engineering. Since the restoration the car has also been maintained and prepared by Aston Martin Newport Pagnall and marque specialists Desmond Smail.