Aston Martin DBS Vantage 1969 driven by Sir Stirling Moss
Sale price: £27,990.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2014-02-08
andre b??hlig offered usd
david d offered 40000 usd
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Aston Martin DBS Vantage 1969 driven by Sir Stirling Moss for sale
Aston Martin introduced the DBS as a replacement for the DB6. in 1968.
Designed from the outset to be powered by Aston Martin's own V8. early engine development problems meant that the DBS was first announced with a 4 litre 6 cylinder. as fitted to the current production DB6.
Widely acclaimed. there were a total of 828 built between 1967 and 1972.
The DBS became available in late 1967. though series production commenced in quantity from 1968.
The DBS was designed from the outset to carry 4 adults with luggage at speed and in considerable comfort and style. While carrying over many features from the DB6. the DBS came with independent rear suspension. using a De Dion rear axle arrangement; inboard rear disc brakes. but carried over the front suspension with up rated springs and dampers from the DB6. Brakes were ventilated discs front and rear to reflect the 140 mph performance for which the car was designed.
The engine was identical to the engine currently fitted to the DB6 and came with the same gearbox and final drive ratio.
The styling of the car was a complete departure from the Touring design of the DB4. 5 and 6. Styled by William Towns. it was shortened but considerably wider at 6ft. The platform chassis was essentially re-dimensioned to suit the new V8. which was launched in 1969 and produced as from 1970. It was built in the same way as its sister model. the DB6. with its outer aluminium shell. hand formed and clenched around a similar steel sub structure.
While sharing most mechanical features with the DB6. the DBS came with 4 wheel independent suspension. Rear De Dion Tube suspension endowed the car with a notably more comfortable ride and improved handling. The all wheel disc brakes included inboard rear discs. a departure from previous practice with production cars.
This car has been in storage for some time but had recent work carried out to the brakes and clutch and the carbs which have been cleaned and rebuilt so the car now starts runs and drives.
Mechanically the engine is in very good order having covered such low mileage and has has good oil pressure.
The gearbox shifts through the gears as it should.
With the values of the DB4 . and 6 escalating to such heights this DBS represents a sound investment being one of the last series of cars to be hand built under the ownership of David Brown and fitted with the renowned Tadek Marek designed 6 cylinder engine.
The car currently displays 38. 00 miles which is believed to be correct
The car was driven by Sir Stirling Moss at Lotton Park in 1981 in the 4th handicap race and this is confirmed in one of the Aston Martin books
The car is in good condition for being 44 years young but its not concourse and viewing is strongly advised
The original colour was red but this has been changed at some point in its life to green.
The car is for sale on behalf of a friend who unfortunately selling due to a recent business investment
Viewing welcome and encouraged
Any questions and for viewings please call Kevin on (will add number later) do not email via eBay
This is a serious listing so serious bidders only
The car is advertised elsewhere and can be removed at any time
On 26-May-13 at 21:59:55 BST. seller added the following information:
All questions call Kevin on 07745568114
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