Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
One private owner from new
1969 Aston Martin DBS Saloon
Registration no. RMS 655G
Chassis no. DBS/5237/R
Engine no. 400/3938
Estimate: £7,000 - 10,000
Footnote:
Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine, the Aston Martin DBS was launched in October 1967 with the 4.0-litre 'six' of the concurrently produced DB6. Styled in-house by William Towns, the beautiful DBS caused quite a stir, Autocar magazine observing: 'Without the aid of an Italian stylist the Newport Pagnell team came up with something as modern, handsome and Italianate as anything from the Turin coachbuilders at that time.'
Beneath its shapely exterior the DBS employed a platform-type chassis with independent suspension all round: wishbone and coil-spring at the front, De Dion with Watts linkage at the rear. Larger and more luxuriously a