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Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine, the Aston Martin DBS was launched in October 1967 with the 4.0-litre 'six' of the concurrently produced DB6. Styled in-house by William Towns, the beautiful DBS caused quite a stir, Autocar magazine observing: '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.'
Beneath its shapely exterior, the DBS employed a platform-type chassis with independent suspension all round: wishbone and coil-spring at the front, De Dion with Watts linkage at the rear. Larger and more luxuriously appointed than the DB6, the heavier DBS disappointed some by virtue of its slightly reduced performance, but the Vantage version's top speed of 140mph and a standing quarter-mile time of 16.3 seconds were highly respectable figures nonetheless. Assessing the virtues of Aston's new flagship, Autocar judged it superior to the DB6 in many areas, the bigger DBS offering four full-sized seats in addition to transformed handling and road holding courtesy of the new rear suspension and standardised power steering.
Registered to the first of just five owners on the 1st August 1969 the car was bought by our vendor, the curator of the Generation GT Collection in 2014. The car has benefitted from recent works by marque specialist Christian Lewis and now presents very well. The mileage of just under 11,200 miles at the time of cataloguing leads us to believe it was either zeroed at restoration or has gone round the clock. The MOT is valid to June 2021 and the car is supplied to auction with a history file showing recent and historical invoices and the Swansea V5c.