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1971 Aston Martin DBS V8

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  • One of the last great coupes from David Brown's era at Aston Martin
  • Full restoration completed in 2011-2012, sparingly used since then
  • Seller will provide a new MOT upon purchase

The Appeal

This 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 represents the end of an era, being one of the last grand coupes produced under David Brown's legendary time at the company. The Aston Martin DBS V8 is renowned for its fastback styling, that powerful V8 and - of course - its sumptuous attention to luxury and detail. Just 4,021 were built, and the car became a symbol of popular culture - be it with James Bond or The Persuaders! - and may well go down as one of the most impressive British cars of the 70s.

This particular example has been treated to a comprehensive restoration in 2011-2012, where its bodywork, interior and mechanics were all meticulously revitalised. Further enhancing its appeal is the completely renewed leather interior, offering both comfort and luxury in equal measure.

History and Paperwork

  • Sadly we've not been informed much about this vehicle's history
  • Built in 1971
  • Original UK market example, purchased and imported to Germany in 2010
  • Underwent a full restoration from 2011-2012
  • We've been informed there is paperwork for the work carried out
  • Indication of 89,885 miles is reportedly backed by some service history
  • A new MOT will be provided by the seller upon purchase
  • Car is provided with a parts manual and a workshop manual 

The Condition

  • Bodywork restored in 2011-2012
  • No signs of any dents, dings or corrosion
  • Paintwork in good order with only minor scratches and marks
  • Chromework is bright and nicely-presented
  • All branding is present and correct
  • Car is sat on its original wheels with excellent Michelin tyres
  • Interior was completely renewed during restoration
  • Ten years later, it's only carrying light sag to the leather upholstery
  • All instruments are clear and easy to read
  • Original branded steering wheel carries some light scuffs and marks

The Mechanics

  •  5.3 L V8 powerplant 
  •  ZF 5-speed automatic all-synchromesh transmission
  • Engine bay is in good order with that iconic V8 proudly on display
  • Mechanical condition is good with no operational faults
  • The vehicle has covered very few miles since the restoration was completed
  • We've no reports of any leaks, knocks, bangs or smoke

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Aston Martin
  • Model DBS
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 89,885 Miles
  • Engine size 5300
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location International
  • Country Germany

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