1975 1975 Aston Martin DBS V8 - 6 Vantage

6 Vantage

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1975
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Goodwood Green
  • 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
1975 Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage Saloon
Registration no. AGO 63G
Chassis no. DBS/5382/R
Engine no. 400/4237/SVC
Estimate: £37,000 - 40,000
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. Styled in-house by William Towns, the new-look DBS caused quite a stir, Autocar magazine observing that: "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." Although less well known as such than the earlier 'DB' series, the DBS is yet another 'James Bond' Aston Martin, having featured in the 1960 Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring George Lazenby as 007.
Beneath its shapely ext