1967→1972 Aston Martin DBS

Unveiled at Blenheim Palace on September 25, 1967, the William Towns designed DBS was originally only intended for limited production.

In its original guise the DBS retained the six-cylinder, 3,995 cc engine employed in the DB6. However, after an announcement on 27 September, 1969 the DBS was also made available with a V8 engine, with the car being known as the DBSV8 – a four-seat grand touring car, capable of 160 mph.

Besides the engine differences, notable visual differences between the two variants included, on the DBSV8, the use of specially designed 15’’ light weight alloy wheels with ventilated brake discs for the first time on an Aston Martin production car (as opposed to the distinctive wire wheels employed on the DBS).

A distinguishing feature of both the DBS and DBSV8 are the four quartz iodine headlights set into an alternative version of the iconic Aston Martin grille.

The DBS and the DBSV8 were produced concurrently until May 1972.



Chassis & Sales

1968 Aston Martin DBS/V8 Saloon DBS/5072/RAC - sold for €58,892 The factory Build Sheet shows it was sold to a Demetrios Z. Pierides of Farmagusta, Cypress on 28 June, 1968. The owner at the time of the prototype V-8 conversion in early 1974 was likely a Mr. P. Harris. Mr. G. Russell of Bournemouth is indicated by a 1981 re-upholstery invoice, and by 1983 a Mr. Tibble in Hertfordshire is named on an AML parts purchase invoice. Pranged on the left front, it was sold stateside to AH Spencer of Buffalo, New Y... more
Gallery: 2010 Automobiles of London by RM Auctions



1971 Aston Martin DBSV8 - sold for €105,622 With just 42,000 documented miles from new, this 1971 DBSV8 is very elegantly presented in Aston Martin Midnight Blue with Navy Blue Connolly hides and Wilton carpets. It features a comprehensive body-off-frame restoration, mainly by the highly respected firm Aston Engineering of Derby, UK, which was completed in 2008. The owner estimates that, excluding the value of the car, it would cost £150 000 to replicate a restoration of this quality to... more
Gallery: 2010 Automobiles of London by RM Auctions



1970 Aston Martin DBS Vantage DBS/5450/R - sold for €53,073 This genuine Vantage was sold new in UK february 4 th 1970 and got GPM4D for license number. She spent all its life in the UK, owned by Thomas Lee who sold it in 2008 to the present owner thru marque specialist, Post Vintage based in West Yorkshire. We can tell that after viewing the several oictures in the file that it had some cosmetic work done before being maintened and serviced by Mike, the private owner's counsellor and mechanic. The ... more
Gallery: 2011 Salon Rétromobile Aucion by Artcurial



1968 Aston Martin DBS V8 DBS/5072/RAC - sold for €71,456 The factory build sheet shows DBS/5072/RAC was sold to a Demetrios Z. Pierides of Farmagusta, Cypress on 28 June, 1968. The owner at the time of the prototype V-8 conversion in early 1974 was likely a Mr. P. Harris. Mr. G. Russell of Bournemouth is indicated by a 1981 re-upholstery invoice, and by 1983 a Mr. Tibble in Hertfordshire is named on an AML parts purchase invoice. Pranged on the left front, it was sold stateside to A.H. Spencer of Bu... more
Gallery: 2011 London Auction by RM



1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage DB/5313/L - sold for €100,074 The Aston Martin DBS on offer was produced in March 1969, so it is a mark 1 with small rear vents. It is one of rare Vantages in LHD with the very desirable ZF manual gearbox. The current owner bought the car in 2003. A Porsche collector from the Alsace region who is known to be very fastidious, he then undertook a restoration of the body to clean up all the metal-aluminum contact points which are known to be prone to corrosion. Thus, the lowe... more
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1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage DB/5313/L - sold for €100,074 The Aston Martin DBS on offer was produced in March 1969, so it is a mark 1 with small rear vents. It is one of rare Vantages in LHD with the very desirable ZF manual gearbox. After being a part of a Swiss collection, the car was sold in 2002 to a collector from France's Champagne region, and the car was entrusted to the late Pierre Lamy, who worked extensively on the engine, which originally powered a DB6. The head was redone and the intake p... more
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1968 Aston Martin DBS Series I DBS/5200/LAC - sold for $148,500 Rare factory delivered left hand drive example with 5-speed ZF and air conditioning. Matching numbers example. Award winning, beautifully presented example. The last Aston Martin under Sir David Brown's leadership. Offered with restoration receipts, Heritage Trust Certificate, owners manual and tools.
Gallery: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams



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