1971 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 - Estate Coachwork by FLM Panelcraft

Estate Coachwork by FLM Panelcraft

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

All Aston Martin enthusiasts will be familiar with the estate car conversions made by coachbuilder Harold Radford on the DB5 and DB6 chassis, and some may know that FLM Panelcraft built three DB6 station wagons, but few will be acquainted with FLM's unique DBS estate, the car offered here. Chassis number '5730', an automatic transmission model, was ordered new via H R Owen by a Scottish laird who wanted a car to use for fishing trips that could accommodate his fishing gear and, with a bit of luck, a sizeable catch. The generously sized roof rack is an original feature but the leaping salmon mascot that the first owner had fixed to the bonnet is long gone.
FLM Panelcraft had been founded in the early 1950s and employed many craftsmen from the declining coachbuilding industry, most notably from the firm of James Young, which is where this car's designer, John Trowell, acquired his skills. Based in Battersea, South London, FLM took its initials from the company founders, Messrs Fry,