1971 Aston Martin DBS V8
Sale price: $165,000.00 make an offer
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
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The US market was eager to get its hands on the DBS V8 but was initially prevented from doing so as the engine required modification to pass the tight rules on emissions. In addition. all US market cars had as standard Seat belt restraints. Coolair air conditioning. rear seat belts. door mirror and side protection beams in the doors. US customers got the opportunity to acquire a DBS V8 in October 1971 but as certification expired by the end of that year only about 40 were imported out of a total production of 48 with the emission control engine. The US had to wait until October 1974 before new Aston Martins could again be sold. Five cars of the 48 with the federal engine were sold in Japan.
In only a little over two years of production. the total number of DBS V8s reached just 403 examples (309 RHD and 94 LHD) with 121 known to be automatics. After due consideration. the Registrars feel that at least 310 examples still exist although some are perhaps waiting to be rediscovered.
The first letter of the suffix is thankfully easily understood with R for right hand drive and L for left. Cars could be specified with ‘Coolair' (suffix ‘C' on the chassis number) or special air conditioning (suffix ‘CA'). At the time of the 1971 London Motor Show. the meaning changed slightly; ‘C' still indicated Coolair but the following ‘A' indicated acrylic paint.
AMOC nomenclature was Series 1 V8 (i. e. first model with the V8 engine)
403 cars made - two chassis used
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Frank Wolter, dated 25 march 2019
Dear Sir or Madam,
The DBS seems to be in really good condition! Is the car still available?
I am interested in the Aston Martin DBS and have the following questions:
Can you send me documentation about the maintenance?
Can you send me copies or photos showing the matching numbers?
Thank you in advance.
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