1970 Aston Martin DBS Vantage: ZF 5 Speed: UK Supplied
Rare Original Factory Built Vantage Specification
1 of 70 Cars Produced
In 1966 Touring of Milan had been commissioned to design the DB6 replacement and two striking prototypes had been produced before the design house ceased trading. William Towns was brought in to design the new car, which was unveiled at Blenheim Palace on September 25th, 1967. Initially only intended for limited production, in its original guise the DBS retained the six-cylinder, 3,995 cc engine, available in a standard or Vantage specification which our motorcar is.
With the cars clean and modern lines, the new DBS found favor with many owners who required more interior space and a full four-seater. The adoption of a De Dion rear axle was a departure from previous models and the striking grille design was still unmistakably Aston Martin. In order to counter the increased weight of the DBS, the Vantage version boasted revised camshafts to boost performance.
The DBS had a starring role in the James Bond 1969 movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ with George Lazenby. This was a one-off Bond appearance for both actor and car. It would be another 18 years before 007 would drive an Aston Martin again. Our rare original factory produced “Vantage 5 speed” example was supplied new in August 1970 by HR Owen Ltd to Dorman Smith Holdings Ltd, originally formed in 1881, and still trading today some 137 years later as a world leader in switchgear design and production.
An ultra-comprehensive documented historical chassis file details maintenance records from 1985 to the present day.
Accompanying this superbly presented Aston Martin:
• Original Hand Book
• Original AMHT Certificate
• Original Tool Roll
• Original Jack
• Factory Build Specification Sheet
• Maintenance and Sales records from 1975
• MOT’s from 1977
• Historical Tax Discs
Post sales service preparation will be completed by marque specialists Pugsley & Lewis Ltd prior to handover.
We are delighted to offer for sale this ultra-rare and utterly superb concours presented DBS Vantage Manual.