This stunning Aston Martin DBS was delivered new to Australia, and remained there until it was brought back to the UK for a full restoration that started in 2016. Chassis number DBS/5607/R left the Newport Pagnell factory in May 1970 and was finished in Silver Birch with Dark Blue interior. It was fitted with engine number 400/4621/S and was delivered to its first owner in the southern Australian state of Victoria. The DBS remained there with its next two custodians, and in 1979 the original automatic gearbox was replaced by a five-speed manual by Tickford Service in Victoria. By the early 1990s, the car was in New South Wales. After being acquired by a new owner and brought back to the UK, the DBS was entrusted to Aston Martin specialist Richards of England, with the brief to ‘build a driver’s car’. The straight-six engine was therefore rebuilt to Vantage specification, using the correct camshafts and Weber 45 DCOE carburettors. Cosworth pistons were fitted, and drive is now transmitted through a modern five-speed Tremec manual gearbox. The bodywork was stripped to bare metal, repairs carried out where necessary, and it was then repainted in Black Pearl. The suspension, brakes and rear axle were all completely rebuilt, and the interior was retrimmed using Tan Connolly leather, Wilton carpets and a wool headlining. The work was completed in 2018 and is painstakingly catalogued in the DBS’s history file. Not only that, Richards of England also produced a large-format hardback book containing photographs that were taken throughout the restoration. The result is a truly outstanding example of the six-cylinder DBS now offered for sale at The Classic Motor Hub. It presents superbly in Black Pearl, and its uprated specification makes it an even better high-performance Grand Tourer than the day it left the Newport Pagnell factory. We Sell Classic Bikes is a classic bike dealer based in Gloucestershire, England. As we have a large volume of interest from Australians in our classics we are now listing on the Australian marketplace. We have shipped a number of Norton’s, Triumphs and Tritons in recent months to customers in Australia. All our prices include shipping and insurance. Please take a look at our stock and get in touch if anything takes your fancy.
|Transmission||5 sp manual|
|Fuel Type||fuel injected|
|Registration Expiry||May 2032|
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