Aston Martin DBS V8 – Revised Price!


  • Marque : Aston Martin
  • Model : DBS V8
  • Colour exterior : Blue Metallic
  • Colour interior : Tan leather
  • First registration : 17 July 1970
  • Current registration: Netherlands
  • Odometer: 31.817 miles
  • Transmission: Manual, 5-speed (ZF)
  • Engine: V8, 5.340 cc, 304 bhp


Aston Martin had always planned that the 1967 DBS would be powered by its new V8 engine, that had first been seen in 5.0 litre form in the Lola-Aston Martin sports-racing cars. Production problems, however, intervened and the DBS used the 4.0 litre, twin overhead camshaft, straight six of the concurrently produced DB6. After several delays, the production started in April 1970. A mere 404 DBS V8 were build, the production ended in May 1972.

The DBS V8 was a special Aston Martin crossover model. It was available briefly alongside the six-cylinder DBS. With the DBS V8, the chrome-plated spoked wheels from the DBS were changed into the more modern light-alloy wheels, but the special 4 “quartz iodine” headlights still adorn the scarce DBS V8.

The handling was excellent with independent suspension, coil spring/wishbones at the front and de Dion tube at the rear with Watt’s linkage and twin radius arms. All this combined to create a perfect platform for Tadek Marek’s all-alloy V8. It boasted four overhead camshafts and Bosch electronic fuel injection. The 5.340 cc V8 produced an impressive 320bhp at 5.000 rpm; the resultant 160 mph plus performance was nothing short of staggering in 1970.

This Aston Martin DBS V8 is an early chassis number delivered on 17 July 1970 to her first owner in UK. The RHD Aston Martin was fitted with an automatic gearbox.

Included in the history file for the car is the original owner’s handbook along with various receipts dating from the late 1990s to early 2000’s. In 1999 there is a substantial bill of £2,124 for the rebuild of the gearbox. There is also an invoice from 2001 for £5,896 along with images for extensive bodywork repairs, which included new doorsills, repairs to the floor pan, A & B pillars and cross members. Also included in the history file are MOT certificates from 1997 until 2005.

In 2014 the Aston Martin was offered for sale from an English private collection having been barn stored for more than 10 years. Presented in Dubonnet Rosso with Tan leather interior, the car seemed to have survived time very well indeed. The interior also was very much unmolested and intact. Showing 27.700 unwarranted miles and last Taxed in 2004, the current Dutch owner bought the DBS V8 and immediately decided for extensive work, at Dutch Aston Martin Specialists.

The owner invested more than Euro 80.000  in work and parts on:

  • Repaint from Dubonnet to Blue Metallic.
  • Steering conversion from RH to LH.
  • Replacing automatic transmission by 5 speed ZF manual transmission.
  • Partial overhaul of front and rear suspension.
  • Improve and partial replacement of wiring looms
  • Replace shock absorbers.
  • Overhaul of steering column.
  • Overhaul of differential.
  • Overhaul of brake system
  • Overhaul fuel injection pump and injectors.
  • Replace linkage system of fuel injection on engine.
  • Replace distributor by electronic ignition.
  • Replace spark plug set.
  • Tuning of electronic ignition and fuel injection by Beek Racing.
  • Partial replacement of stainless-steel exhaust system with Quicksilver exhaust parts.
  • 10.000 km services.

This is a great opportunity to purchase a LHD DBS V8 in a very special color, matching numbers and with 5 speed manual gearbox !

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