The Aston Martin DBS was launched in 1967 as the replacement of the brilliant DB6. This four seater aluminium body car had a stunning timeless design that is striking even for these times. The 1968 Aston Martin DBS had independent suspension all round and standardised power steering. The 1968 Aston Martin DBS also had an honour to be a James Bond Aston Martin in the movie, ‘’On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ that had George Lazenby as the famous spy in it. The DBS was designed to use the under development V8 engine, however the engine could not go into production at the time of the cars launch and the 1968 Aston Martin DBS was launched with its predecessors, old but brilliant four litre twin-cam 282bhp engine.
The 1968 Aston Martin DBS you see in these pictures is a true barn find and as per the company this particular 1968 Aston Martin DBS had its first owner from Surrey and was delivered ot him on November 5th, 1968 with factory options such as Motorola Radio, Borg Warner DBS, power assisted steering, fog and spot lamps, and air conditioning. In 1970 the car changed owner who used it until 1986 after which the car was parked at the barn it was found in. Interestingly the cars meter only shows a reading of 30,565 miles and the cars six cylinder engine is mated to an automatic transmission.
Although in a state of neglect for years, this 1968 Aston Martin DBS seems to be in an original trim with a possibility of great personalization of this great car which needs a thorough restoration process, and those who might be interested to wrap their hands around this can bid for it this May visit at the Silverstone Auctions. It is expected to fetch around £50,000 – 60,000.