1971 Aston Martin DBS
Sold as complete running car that requires some restoration to make it road worthy
Matching numbers - Automatic
Chassis Number: DBS/5634/R
Colours: Olive green over tan
Drive: Right-hand drive
Engine Number: 4004676 (matching numbers)
Registration: CUM 266J
Car and history
The Aston Martin DBS’s have started to rocket in popularity and price. Last month for example, we sold two fully restored DBS at Richards of England for a sum of £500,000. DBS/5634/R is an opportunity to invest in an appreciating classic for just £120,000. This 6 cylinder DBS was first delivered to dealer Arnold G Wilson and registered on 1st July 1971. To this date it has managed to retain its ‘matching numbers’ engine and will be sold with its Heritage Trust certificate. It was purchased by the current owner on 12th November 2013 from a friend who, in turn, purchased the car in 2003. The owner gives credit to the previous owner who was a master technician and automatic transmission specialist. He maintained the car with no expense spared during his ownership. The car is now presented in the desirable olive green with tan colours and remains 1 of just 317 right-hand drive DBS built with automatic transmission.
The history folder
- Heritage certificate confirming the original reg and specification. The reg was and remains CUM 266J. The specification was originally "Aegean Blue" with a "Natural" coloured interior.
- Confirmed matching numbers.
- 9 owners total.
- MOT certificates 2004-2017 (with one in 1997).
- Record of parts 2014-2018.
- Restoration document in 2013 detailing 2 years worth of restoration work, which included a full bare metal respray in "Olive Green".
- Photos of the car before the restoration.
- Evidence to suggest original mileage.
We would describe this DBS as a complete running car which requires some restoration to make it "road worthy". It is worth noting that the car would benefit from some mechanical attention (for example the underside needs addressing) and these works would really finish the car off. However, this should not distract from the long list of works already completed by a fellow reputable classic car restorer in 2013. Please find a list of the key work completed by said restorer below:
Re-paint in Olive Green.
Interior refreshing with Tan hide.
New boot springs, radiator, alternator belts, vacuum valves, heater valves, new exterior door handles,
Re-chroming and alloy polishing of parts.
New tyres fitted all round including the spare.
Full service including the replacement of air, fuel and oil filters.
(An exhaustive list, including parts invoices, is supplied with the car within the history folder.)