Aston Martin developed the DBS as an addition to their range in response to customer requests for a roomier more comfortable car, initially in tandem with their forthcoming V8 engine. However, problems with the V8 programme meant the car was launched to great acclaim at the October 1967 London Motor Show using their existing 4-litre straight-six engine. It was based on an enlarged DB6 platform chassis but used De Dion rear suspension and was clothed in a masterfully elegant shape by young English designer William Towns. Its ride and handling more than made up for the fact that it was slightly slower than the smaller DB6 it eventually supplanted and contemporary road testers proclaimed the DBS to be one of the great GTs of the era.
Finished in its original factory colour of Dubonnet Rosso, DBS 5829 R has the build date of September 1972 and bares the Chassis Number for the last ever DBS to roll off the production line! The car has been unused and dry stored since 1980 and underwent a renovation/servicing in 1990, for which there are detailed service invoices indicating that the work was undertaken by ‘Aston Martin Lagonda Limited’ which cost over £8,500.
This exceptionally interesting example, we have today, comes with an automatic gearbox, Waso steering lock and Voxon stereo It was purchased by an Aston martin Enthusiast, Mr. Bass Senior (who was also the proud owner of one of the very rare DBS3s) in 1975 from Guy Salmon in Thames Ditton and has remained in the family ever since.
With the very low odometer reading on this unique Matching Numbers GT of just over 40,000 miles, this surely must represent a fantastic opportunity for a true Aston Martin connoisseur, to purchase a unique example of one of the most increasingly sought-after cars of the decade.
A fantastic example which is highly desirable and being the last off the production line, this surely must be the one to have. Recent Auction results have proved that these models are fast appreciating.