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Highlights

  • To be UK road registered in readiness for the next owner
  • The vendor reports that it drives smoothly
  • Presented in smart order throughout

The Appeal

The DBS was heavier than the outgoing DB6 so Aston Martin tasked the great Tadek Marek with devising a new engine. Unfortunately, his V8 wasn’t ready in time for the 1967 launch so his venerable straight-six was swung back into action for the last time. Thankfully, by 1970, the V8 was finished and thus the DBS finally fulfilled its potential as a consummate long-distance GT. It was the fastest four-seater production car in the world.
This left-hand drive 1971 DBS V8 has recently been repatriated to the UK. The vendor advises that it will be UK road registered in readiness for its next owner to enjoy. We’re informed that it appears to drive smoothly and while it hasn’t been road-tested pending registration, the car certainly seems to be in good health.

The History and Paperwork

  • Recently imported to the UK
  • We’re informed that it is HPI clear
  • NOVA and UK registration in progress
  • The vehicle will qualify for road tax and MOT exemption
  • We’re informed it will be assigned UK road registration before the new owner collects
  • The vendor states there is no service history with the car

The Condition

  • Striking red paintwork
  • The body and underside present well and appear very sound
  • The vendor states that there are very few visible imperfections in the paint
  • OEM alloy wheels with Hankook Optimo tyres
  • Smart chrome trim with no heavy pitting apparent
  • The interior looks to have undergone some recent restoration and looks very smart
  • The leather seats appear barely worn
  • Well-presented instruments and switchgear
  • Period Radiomobile stereo
  • Besides period speakers in the doors, there do not appear to be any modifications
  • The carpeting does not appear excessively worn
  • The ribbed headlining appears well-supported 

The Mechanics 

  • Fuel-injected 5,340 cc DOHC V8
  • Three-speed automatic gearbox
  • Bullet Performance exhaust system fitted
  • Smartly presented engine bay
  • The vendor informs us that it drives smoothly
  • The car is yet to be driven on the road since import

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Aston Martin
  • Model DBS
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 60,379 Miles
  • Engine size 5340
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Uxbridge
  • Location Middlesex
  • Country United Kingdom

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