1968 1968 Aston Martin DBS V8 - Works Service-restored, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' 007 replica

Works Service-restored, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' 007 replica

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Olive Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
21 May 2011
Aston Martin Works Service
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9AN
Motor cars: 13:00
Lot No: 317
Works Service-restored, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' 007 replica
1968 Aston Martin DBS Vantage Sports Saloon
Registration no. OEL 565G
Chassis no. DBS/5148/R
Engine no. 400/3864/S
Estimate: £50,000 - 70,000
Footnote:
Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine, the Aston Martin DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre 'six' of the concurrently produced DB6. This well proven engine was available in standard tune, producing 282bhp, or to Vantage specification with triple Weber 45DCOE carburettors, special camshafts and a higher compression ratio, in which form its maximum was raised to 325bhp.
Styled in-house by Bill Towns, the beautiful DBS caused quite a stir, Autocar magazine observing that: 'Without the aid of an Italian stylist the Newport Pagnell team came up with so