1970 1970 Aston Martin DBS V8 - DBSV8 ex-Denis Flather

DBSV8 ex-Denis Flather

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    California Sage
  • 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: 302
Formerly the property of Denis Flather
1970 Aston Martin DBS V8 Saloon
Registration no. 100 PE
Chassis no. DBSV8/10037/R
Engine no. V540/052
Estimate: £30,000 - 40,000
Footnote:
Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8, the DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre six of the concurrently produced DB6. Styled in-house by Bill Towns, the four-seater 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. Bigger and more luxuriously appointed than the DB6, the heavier DBS disappointed some by virtue of its slightly reduced performance, but there were no complaints when the V8 arrived in 1969. With an estimated 345bhp available from its 5,340cc, fuel-injected, four-cam motor, the DBS V8