Built on 11th September 1970 and despatched to H.R.Owen Limited Aston Martin, this barn find DBS is an ideal candidate for someone wishing to enjoy an easy straightforward light restoration or perhaps more simply even just recommissioning of a nice, original, complete car.
Originally Burnt Almond with White Gold trim this desirable machine is a UK right-hand-drive home market example optioned with an automatic gearbox, air conditioning and Voxson stereo and 3.54 axle ratio. The numberplate MRD 686J is believed to be the original. The British Motor Heritage Certificate (see gallery) confirms the engine is the original. The engine looks visually very clean throughout the engine bay but we have made no efforts to start it.
Externally the car generally appears to be in very good shape with nice condition aluminium panelling. The paint is and older respray from the original colour but still has a little bit of shine and may machine polish up for someone just wishing to drive the car and enjoy its patina. Glass is good without cracks. Much of the brightwork is in good shape and appears to have been well protected over the years. The metal side trims have been popped off for transport and to allow for better inspection of the chassis.
Inside the interior is understood to be original and so the leather does have some aging and character marks but again is still a pleasant place to be in.
History as follows:
- 2008 invoice for refurbishing the head which is good news
- New brake pipes 2013
- Invoices for parts for carb rebuild 2010
- Lots of servicing invoices most recent July 2002 nicholas mee and many, many prior
- Cylinder head rebuild 1982 at main at Aston Martin factory
- Repainted Porsche Red 1979
- Rechroming invoices 1978
- Engine overhaul 1978 – works at both main dealer and specialist
- Gearbox overhaul 1978
- Sold in 1976 for £2895!
This car is sold either as is or we can recommission or restore to your spec – we have experience in this marque and the Aston 6 cylinder.
- Requires Recommissioning
- Complete & w. Original Engine
- UK RHD
- Beautiful Coachwork
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these particulars, no responsibility is taken for error, omission or misstatement or imperfections not stated. Buyers should satisfy themselves pre purchase of the condition and provenance of the car and on their own judgment satisfy themselves as to whether the car accords to its description or not.