-Black Pearl with Black leather interior and Black carpeting,
Restored from 38,000 mile original example, RSW 4.7 liter Vantage
spec. 6-cylinder big bore engine producing 335 bhp and 335 lb. ft.
of torque, 5-speed ZF transmission, Matching Numbers, Original RHD,
Long-term collector ownership.
This DBS was unearthed in 2007 having been found in long term
storage. It was then offered at the 2008 Bonhams Aston Martin Works
auction. It was offered with full history, the car had enjoyed only
four previous owners and has covered a mere 37,000-or-so miles from
new. It was in serviced-recommissioned condition having its brakes
serviced, automatic gearbox serviced, chassis and engine servicing.
Now a running and driving DBS and having passed its UK MOT on its
Subsequently the DBS was purchased at auction by a long term client
of Autosport Designs. Living in Paris at the time, circa 2010, this
DBS was entrusted to well-known and respected UK Aston Martin
marque specialists RS Williams Ltd for a complete restoration. The
restoration included various bespoke updates including its 4.7
liter Vantage specification engine, suspension handling kit,
telescopic rear shock conversion, as well as a conversion from
original automatic transmission to factory 5-speed ZF manual
gearbox. No stone was left unturned, the workmanship and result can
be seen today, the DBS still in superb-restored condition and with
only the slightest patina. The restoration cost at the time was
approximately $340,000 and it remains superb throughout.
Having relocated to the United States, New York City, Autosport
Designs, Inc. has been honored and continues to maintain and store
this DBS for the past eight years. Due to a busy schedule, the DBS
was used and enjoyed for weekend day trips, here on Long Island and
only in seasonal weather conditions, never in inclement weather and
returned to Autosport Designs, for immediate cleaning and storage
once again. The client would perform this exact exercise with his
DB6, also restored and uprated by RSW, continually alternating from
one to the other.
The DBS has received its yearly full-service maintenance regardless
of use, should be was noted on the day trip, it was looked at
immediately to keep this DBS in its current exceptional condition
and ready for immediate use at a moment's notice.
On a recent road test, this DBS performed without fault and can
only be labeled as a breathtaking Aston DBS in comparison to the
factory original specification. The factory would be proud and of
course, they are given RSW's reputation and build quality. Today,
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, factory books, original factory build sheet, this DBS is most
certainly one of the finest examples of the model, anywhere.