PROJECT CAR 002

ASTON MARTIN – DBS

Project car number 002

This Aston Martin DBS, chassis no. DBS/5301/LAC, was built in 1969. It’s an original LHD manual car with full options like Webasto sunroof, power steering, Picco Horns and more. This car was exported to an overseas dealer, Taylor Rolls-Royce in the USA. The car was used in the 1969 car exhibition in Florida with exhibition plates DBS, after been sold to a gentleman in California, the car was carrying US number plate 1QPW733.

As far our information goes the car stayed in the USA until 1997 when it was transported to Germany and was used by a gentleman in the US army. After this period the car was sold to a person in Greece were it stayed in a storage, as a result the condition of the car was deteriorating. In 2017 the current owner found the car and brought it to the Netherlands, he contacted David Brown Services BV to take care of the car and DBS started a nut and bolt restoration. The current status of the car can be viewed in the pictures.

The plan is to finish this total restoration of this car around the end of this year, if you are interested in this car you can make a appointment to see the quality of the work.

David Brown Services BV is carrying out a nut and bolt restoration on this 1969Aston Martin DBS. Our project cars are available for sale! If you are interested in this project car, we can alter certain things such as the color, to your wishes and taste. The car is a left hand drive and can also be modified to a right hand drive.

– Brand: Aston Martin
– Model: DBS
– Bodystyle: Grand Tourer (GT)
– Mileage: 0
– Transmission: Manual
– Built: 1969
– Steering Wheel: Left
– Color: Pacific Blue
– Engine: enlarged from 4L to 4.5L
– Gear: Tremec 5 speed manual
Webber Carbs (Vantage)
Webasto sunroof
Left Hand Drive
One of 130 built

History

The Aston Martin DBS, a grand tourer made by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin. The DBS was produced between 1967–1972. The backstory of how the DBS came to life is an interesting one. In 1966, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera had been commissioned to design the DB6 replacement. The design house created two DBS prototypes before it went out of business. In order to get the project over the line, British car designer William Towns was brought in to design the new car. Although the DBS was envisioned to be the successor of the Aston Martin DB6, both were produced simultaneously for three years. The DB6 ran from 1965 until 1971.

The DBS retained the six-cylinder, 3,995 cc engine, available in Standard or Vantage form as used in DB6. Initially, the plan had been to use an all new V8 engine, however this was not ready in time and therefore not used in the DBS before 1969. In 1969, the DBS was made available with the long awaited V8 Engine with the vehicle that we know as the DBSV8 (four-seat grand touring car). The design of the engine was the work of Tadek Marek. The DBS was a full four seater and was favoured amongst owns that required more interior space.

The use of the 4L engine was one of the reasons why DBS vehicles were fairly cheap a few years ago. The reason being that these were not fast cars (from 0-100 in 8.5 sec with SU carbs) in the time that Aston Martin cars were known for being swift cars.

The Aston Martin DBS was the second AM to star in the James Bond film series. The DBS was famously driven by James Bond (George Lazenby) in the film: ‘’On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’’. The only film in which Bond got married, although, with a tragic ending.

Aston Martin DBS cars are excellent investment opportunities and especially the ones that have been restored. At David Brown Services, we think that the best DBS cars are the ones that have been restored.