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.
This lovely matching numbers example in black, was resident in Australia for most of its life and was the subject of an extensive restoration programme during 1990/1991 costing in excess of £90,000, details of which can be seen on file. Its engine was rebuilt a mere 20,000 miles ago and the gearbox was rebuilt in 2013. The interior, in cream, is in very good condition as is the exterior paintwork. This highly desirable model comes with its original Instruction Book and Workshop Manual, together with a MoT which expires in October 2015. The noise of its iconic V8 and the aroma of its hide interior make this a must for the true sports car collector/investor. A wonderful example of an extremely sought after British classic which is ready to be cherished and enjoyed.