Description

DBSV8/ 10206/ R Fact Sheet - £194, 950

Make: Aston Martin
Model: DBS V8
First registered: 01/ 10/ 1971
Chassis no: DBSV8/ 10206/ R
Mileage: 52, 504
No Owners: 4 (known)
Transmission: Manual (ZF)
Matching Numbers: Yes
Current colour combination: Azzurro Blue with Black
Original colour combination: Azzurro Blue with Dark Blue

Aston Martin DBS V8’s

A lot like the DB4, DB5 and DB6, Aston Martin DBS V8’s were built by hand at the Newport Pagnell factory. The body was clearly influenced by the American market and designed to have a more “modern” look. However, some trademark Aston design features still remained. The bonnet scoop and side air vents with stainless steel brightwork to name just two. It’s these unique stylings that gave the “Mustang” look an aura of individuality and Aston Martin style. The stunning spacious interiors were also trimmed in fully grained Connolly leather and included modern amenities such as electric windows.

In terms of performance, just 402 examples of the DBS possessed the Tadek Marek V8. As Andrew Noakes accentuated within his Aston Martin DB book, the DBS V8 boasted a top speed of 160mph with an ability to accelerate 0-60mph in just 6 seconds. It’s also worth noting that, “Porsche obtained comparable performance figures five years later from the 911 Turbo, and was acclaimed as making one of the world’s greatest supercars!” (Motorsport Magazine, 2023). Simply put, this Aston Martin had perhaps been undervalued given that it was once the fastest production car in the world. Nonetheless, people are starting to take notice and this is one of reasons for the sharp rise in monetary value over the past two decades.

Condition (DBSV8/ 10206/ R)

Richards of England (ROE) are delighted to be able to offer this very rare original manual Aston Martin DBS V8. Within the recent years of his 9 year ownership, the current custodian spent £145, 000. 00 on a sizeable restoration (documented below). This is evident when looking through the photographs that have been captured, and on first sight of the vehicle.

The most recent invoice is a 10, 000 mile service interval and full road test report. This included various works to the steering system and was completed this month (March 2023) at ROE as part of the sale.

Originally delivered new to A. J. Beal Ltd, DBSV8/ 10206/ R was prepared to the desirable manual saloon specification. It still remains a matching numbers car along with retaining its original ZF 5 speed manual box and registration (WFJ68K). The car also remains in its attractive original colour ‘Azzurro Blue’ following a comprehensive bare metal respray in December 2018 with bodywork specialists 355 Automobile Restorations Ltd, which formed part of the extensive restoration works the vehicle received between 2018-2021.

The DBS V8 comes fitted with 7 inch alloy wheels, commonly known as ‘GKN’s’ finished in factory Dove Grey. These are in good condition and contrast superbly with the paintwork colour. It’s also documented within the history file that extensive fabrication repairs were carried out by ‘Competition Classics’ during 2018, including but not limited to; the rear wheel arches, sills and pedal box. Following the £145, 000. 00 expenditure over recent years and from their fresh inspection, ROE believe this DBSV8 is an exceptional example, not often presented to the market.

Expenditure breakdown (DBSV8/ 10206/ R)

2021 – 2018 = £77, 290. 58
2018 – 2016 = £67, 865. 14
2016 – 2014 = £25, 835. 16
2010 = £7686. 33
2009 – 2008 = £862. 57
2007 – 1992 = £7020. 56

Documentation/ History (DBSV8/ 10206/ R)

Please visit the ROE website to view an exhaustive list of works that this DBS V8 has undergone in recent years, along with other documents contained within the history folder.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Aston Martin
Model series
DBS
Model name
DBS V8
First registration date
10/1971
Year of manufacture
1971
Mileage (read)
52,504 mls
Chassis number
DBSV8/ 10206/ R
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
Yes
Number of owners
4

Technical details

Body style
Coupe
Power (kW/hp)
280/381
Cubic capacity (ccm)
5341
Cylinders
8
Doors
2
Steering
Right (RHD)
Gearbox
Manual
Gears
Not provided
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Disc
Rear brakes
Not provided
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Blue
Manufacturer color name
Azzurro Blue
Interior color
Black
Interior material
Leather

Condition, registration & documentation

Condition category
Part-Restored
Has Report
Report provider
Richards of England
Condition
Registered
Ready to drive

Location

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