Imagine the following announcement. Sold an Aston Martin DBS 1968, completely original, with a few kilometers, and a single owner in more than 46 years, for something more than 63,000 euros. The advertisement would be the perfect hook for any collector and for any fan of the big touring car and british Aston Martin, which would see in it a chance to be with a real Bond car – the Aston Martin DBS 68 was the car of James Bond played by Sean Connery in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 – and a classic with a striking silhouette. See the 7 cars of James Bond’s most elegant and unique. The big problem is in what it tells us the small print of the announcement: this Aston Martin DBS has not seen the light for nearly three decades, until someone found it hidden, and somewhat rickety, in a barn on the island of Jersey.
apparently, its first owner was done with this Aston Martin DBS of the late sixties in Surrey, in 1968. Shortly after, this Aston Martin DBS would come to a new owner who moved to the island of Jersey, where it was used by its owner until 1986. Although the 50,000 miles mark on its implementation are not guaranteed, could be explained precisely by the small size of this island, so current these days, in which it speaks to both tax havens, and the occasional use that would have made its owner of it.
The big problem is, precisely, have spent nearly three decades hiding in a barn, without seeing the light, and without the care they require for any car to beat the passage of time. That is the reason why it looks this way, according to the photographs published by the auction house Silverstone Auctions who will find a new owner in the next few weeks.
The big question that will face its new owner will be precisely that, the restore it to recover its excellence original, or to keep it as up to now. Logically the first option is less simple, but also the most rewarding. Although the work of restoration required by this classic can be very time consuming, and expensive, it seems like a good basis for an exciting restoration project.
At the end of the sixties, Aston Martin had worked in a brand-new successor to the Aston Martin DB6, which was intended to equip a motor of eight cylinders in vee. But the V8 engine did not arrive on time, and Aston Martin decided to release this sporty engine with six in line that would be 787 units until 1972, in parallel with an Aston Martin V8 (also marketed in the beginning as the DBS V8).
This classic will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions in may, with a price estimated between 50,000 and 60,000 pounds, that is to say, between 63.000 and 77,000 euros.