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|Aston Martin DBS V8, the start of illustrious fame|
The Aston Martin DBS was released in 1967 as the successor to the DB6, a step that terminated the famed DB4-DB5-DB6 series. The DBS was initially fitted with the six-cylinder engine from the DB6, but in 1969 received the entirely new and now famous V8, which was originally developed for this model.
The DBS V8 was a special Aston Martin crossover model. It was available briefly alongside the six-cylinder DBS, but was followed in 1972 by the car that Aston Martin simply called the V8. The exterior differences between the DBS and the DBS V8 were limited to the alloy wheels, which were considered a more contemporary alternative to the chrome wire wheels of the DBS. The centre of these wheels were white instead of the normal aluminium colour. The car on offer from Noble House still has these original wheels and their white colouring has remained preserved. Many other aspects make this DBS V8 seem like a true time machine, a car that appears to have just rolled off the assembly line.
Aston Martin DBS V8 in detail
The chassis number of this lovely DBS V8 is 10394, meaning that it’s the tenth-last DBS V8 to be manufactured. The Aston Martin was built on 9 February 1972 and was delivered to its first and only owner, Paolo Sorelli, on 15 August of the same year. This Italian Aston Martin owner lived and worked in London and, for the first few years, only used the car in England. This explained his choice of a right hand drive version of the DBS V8.
After a number of years, the DBS V8 was relocated to its owner’s summer residence in Tuscany, where the Aston Martin was rarely used. The car’s documentation indicates that its odometer read only 45,528 kilometers in 2005. Six years later in 2011, few Italian kilometers have been added, since the car has only travelled a total of 47,855 kilometers.
The car is still fitted with the prized British registration number of PS 3481 (PS representing Paolo Sorelli). The car was used in Italy with its British registration.
This Aston Martin is in fantastic, original condition. This means there’s patina to be found in many areas, such as the chrome, the interior, the undercarriage and more. A full restoration was never carried out and is not necessary even now. Various mechanical aspects have, however, received the attention of Noble House, ensuring that the V8 will still travel thousands of carefree kilometres.
Its colour combination, Tudor Green with a Mustard interior, is truly brilliant and very rare. Finally, the DBS is fitted with the sought-after manual transmission.
Sold on the 26.03.2013
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