Designed by William Towns and unveiled at Blenheim Palace in September 1967, the Aston Martin DBS was initially only intended for limited production. However, the DBS was quite successful and Aston Martin extended its production until 1972. Initially, the engineers based the bodywork of the car on the thought of using a new V8 engine, but its production was delayed. The Tadek Marek DOHC six-cylinder engine, carried over from the DB6, powered the DBS instead. In standard tune it produced 283 hp, and with the Vantage option the horsepower raised up to 325. With a larger body and a more modern look, the 1969 Aston Martin DBS model’s style is distinctly different from the previous Aston Martin models. Although still Aston-like, the squared off front grille and fastback style rear end stepped away from the previous DB’s designs. Please don’t hesitate to contact the classic car specialists at The Beverly Hills Car Club for more information on a 1969 Aston Martin DBS whether you’re looking for a model for restoration or for show.
Starred in James Bond’s movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969, and also featured in Diamonds Are Forever in 1971, the DBS was the second Aston to star in the James Bond film saga. In fact, fans will have to wait 18 years before the hero drives an Aston Martin again! One thing to keep in mind when looking for a 1969 Aston Martin DBS is that parts and service are often quite expensive. Make sure the example you’re interested in is in the best condition you can afford, and that you are aware of previous repairs and restorations. A pre-purchase inspection is always advisable, as it can alert you to any problems that may not be immediately visible.
The skilled specialists at The Beverly Hills Car Club bring unique talent that will enhance your ownership experience. They will help you find the perfect example, assist you with the pre-purchase inspection, make sure you get the correct value and guide you through the ownership. Buying a classic Aston Martin is a great decision and the team is excited to be a part of your project. Be sure to browse their online inventory to view the European and American classics currently housed in their Los Angeles showroom. Connect today!
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