The Aston Martin DBS was a grand tourer based on the DB9 and replaced the 2004 Vanquish S as the flagship model. The DBS name had been used once before on their 1967-72 grand tourer coupé and the modern car was officially unveiled at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on 16 August 2007, followed by the more traditional 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The convertible version of the DBS, dubbed the DBS Volante, was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show followed this time by the 2009 Concours d’Elegance.
The DBS Volante included a motorised retractable fabric roof controlled by a button in the centre console which could fold into the compartment located behind the seats in just 14 seconds. Impressively the roof could also be opened or closed even at speeds up to 30 mph. Other features includes rear-mounted six-speed manual or optional six-speed ‘Touchtronic 2’ automatic gearbox and a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound DBS in-car entertainment system with 13 speakers.
The DBS was selected to be the service issue Aston Martin for the 2006 James Bond movie Quantum of Solace and stared in a record breaking action sequence towards the end of the film and an exhilarating opening scene for Daniel Craig’s second outing as Bond.
This beautiful and rare Left Hand Drive example was delivery new in late December 2010 to its first owner in Hamburg, Germany. One of only 60 produced, the DBS was specified with the rare Carbon Black trim option, featuring carbon accents, special 10-spoke wheels and many attractive options such as the Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
The DBS is sure to be a future classic, one which looks and sounds very special with the roof down, and is described as the only Aston Martin for a serious collector or investor. This low mileage example will surely pay generous dividends in years to come, and while you wait why not imagine yourself as a suave 007. The DBS has covered under 30,000 kilometres from new, and is offered with German registration documents, Certificate of Conformity and stamped service book.