Most people looking for one of these cars know all about them. But one interesting fact is that it took over 1200 man hours to build one. I toured the factory in 1976 and saw just how handmade they were - the frames were on dollies and wheeled around to each production area by hand. There was a difference in the actual length of the car depending who was beating the body panels! Needless to say, these are going up in price and much more expensive in Europe. Values will follow the DB series, so V8s are a good investment.
There is s sunroof which I have never opened upon the advice of my mechanic, but I can hear the motor start when I push the button for a quick second. Brakes system has been gone through. Rebuilt rear shocks. etc minor items replaced. There is a small scratch on the windshield that is not noticeable unless the sun hits it at the right angle. The car is not perfect but that is reflected in the price. Contact me for all details. Runs great and has been a US car, so little if no rust. Hemmings does not allow for a "very good" condition, but that is what I would say this car is. Not excellent, but better than good. I have been a member of the Aston Martin Owners' Club since 1973 and owned many Astons. Here is a plagiarized description of the car in general . Ps - No dealers please
Aston Martin had always planned that the DBS of 1967 would be powered by the company's new V8 engine, first seen in 5-litre form in the works Lola-Aston Martin sports-racing cars. Production problems, however, intervened and the DBS used the 4-litre, twin overhead camshaft, straight six of the concurrently produced DB6. It was not until September 1967, that the DBS V8 was finally announced with production commencing the following April. With its platform chassis and independent suspension – coil spring/wishbone front, de Dion tube rear with Watt linkage and twin radius arms – the fine handling DBS was a perfect home for Tadek Marek's all-alloy V8.
Boasting four overhead camshafts and Bosch electronic fuel injection, the 5,340cc V8 produced an impressive 320bhp at 5,000rpm; the resultant 160mph plus performance was nothing short of sensational in 1970. After David Brown sold Aston Martin in February 1972, the DBS V8 was replaced by the Series II model, now simply called the Aston Martin V8. Gone were the four headlamps and slatted grille and in their place was a black mesh grille flanked by single headlamps. The major mechanical changes were limited to electronic ignition and standard air conditioning. One of only 967 examples built between 1973 and 1978,
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