1969 ASTON MARTIN DBS COUPE:
--Dubonnet Red with Black leather interior and Black carpeting, 4.0 Liter 6-cylinder engine, 5-speed ZF transmission, 73,000 original miles, Matching Numbers, Original colors, Rare original Left-Hand Drive and 5-speed gearbox, Long-term ownership, Well serviced, Air conditioning.
This DBS was manufactured February 7, 1969 and delivered to Aston Martin Sales, Inc., the factory showroom on 52nd Street in New York City. As a North American export, this DBS is rare as only 181 of the 787 total DBS production were produced in Left-Hand Drive. For further rarity, this DBS was optioned with the ZF 5-speed manual gearbox as well as air conditioning, power windows, power assisted steering, Fiamm horns, rear lapbelts, headrests and radio.
After initial use in Pennsylvania, this DBS was sold to Texas with documented ownerships by Maretta Oil Company, Honda of Midland, Larry Hertwell, and then residing with its long-term caretaker, Mr. P.E. Ridley of Mesquite, Texas. Mr. Ridley took exceptional care of this DBS for over 30 years keeping records of all servicing. A full engine-out rebuild was carried out in 2006-2008 by Richard Wright of Dallas, TX. The engine was uprated at this time to Weber carbs - Vantage higher horsepower specification.
Over the past ten years, this DBS has been further exceptionally maintained regardless of use and received mechanical refreshening to all systems including fuel, ignition, electrical, braking and air conditioning. The DBS’ lower boxed rockers were recently replaced as preventative maintenance. A recent engine compression test was performed with excellent results.
Currently, all systems are working as they should and as originally intended by the factory when delivered new. Available with complete documentation and ownership history from new, with factory books, tools, service records, factory build sheet and BMIHT Certificate. This rare DBS is most certainly one of the best and most properly cared for examples of its type in the world.