After being announced on September 27, 1969, the Aston Martin DBS was finally made available with the Tadek-Marek V8 engine. The Aston Martin DBS V8 is a four-seat two-door grand touring car, capable of 160 mph. The output wasn’t officially released but the horsepower was estimated between 315 and 320 hp, compared to 282 hp for the 6-cylinder engine of the previous models. Two types of transmission were made available: a ZF manual 5-speed unit and a Chrysler Toqueflite auto unit. The design of the V8 is very close to the DBS. Visual cues include a squared off front grille and four headlights. The principal differences are the wider front air dam and the 15’’ GKN light alloy wheels, specially designed to replace the wire wheels used on previous models. The V8 was also the first Aston Martin to come with ventilated brake discs. Very advanced machine at the time, a 1969 Aston Martin V8 is a very well appreciated classic car in today’s classic car market.
As all traditional Aston Martins, the V8 was entirely hand built, requiring an average of 1,200 man-hours from start to finish. That made each car unique, depending on who was on the team assembling and building the vehicle at every moment of the production. The number of DBS V8 produced is estimated to 402 examples. If you’re considering buying a 1969 Aston Martin V8, please don’t hesitate to use the help and advice of the experts at The Beverly Hills Car Club. Their team of professionals is very knowledgeable and will help you with everything from a pre-purchase inspection, to making sure the car is authentic and in the right shape. With years of experience in buying and selling classic cars throughout the country, this Los Angeles classic car dealership is one of the best places to go for an Aston Martin classic.
Call the team today to request help with your research, purchase or ownership experience. The friendly staff will gladly help you with your project and give you useful pieces of advice. In the meantime, be sure to tour their online inventory to view the 1969 Aston martin V8 models currently available to you. Should you have any questions or don’t see the car you’re looking for, connect with their team today to discuss your specific requirements. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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