Lot 116 - 1972 Aston Martin DBS

Original Right Hand Drive

ESTIMATE £90,000-£110,000

Auction Historic Motorsport International 2017

Lot Details

Lot Number 116
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number DBS/5796/R
Year 1972
Make Aston Martin
Model DBS

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Description

Introduced in 1967, the new DBS was the successor to the DB6 – it represented a new, very modern look for Aston Martin. Styled in-house by William ‘Bill’ Towns, the beautiful 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.”

The DBS was wider and had a lower profile than its predecessor, giving a more aggressive look and offering more cabin space. The engine was placed further back in the chassis, behind the front axle, resulting in an almost 50/50 weight ratio. Using a de Dion rear axle, the DBS exhibited excellent handling characteristics.

The interior was as usual luxuriously appointed with the finest Connolly hides available in best Aston Martin fashion. James Bond approved as well, using a DBS as his motorcar of choice in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and again in the next Bond film Diamonds are Forever where a DBS sits in Q’s famous workshop getting prepared for action. A superb expression of the automotive design its era, the Aston Martin DBS has become an icon of the marque, and also marks the last model produced under Sir David Brown’s leadership at Aston Martin.

Built on the 10th December 1972 and delivered on 29th February 1972 it was delivered through HW Motors in Isleworth and registered KPC 8C.

Exported to Australia in January 1986 by the then owner Mr John Tibble and later sold to Mr Keith Lawrence the car was repatriated to the UK in 2013 by the current owner.

Most recently the car has been fitted with front brake callipers with stainless steel pistons and brake hoses, the engine oil and filter has been changed along with spark plugs and HT leads.

These extremely quick sports cars were the envy of the world when they appeared on the scene and once again, this is repeated today as these models are highly sought after and collectable.


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