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Aston Martin DBS-6 Vantage - £SOLD

Chassis Number: DBS/5827/R

Engine Number: 400/4800/SVC

UK Registration Number: BJA 291 K

Date of first reg: 10th April 1972

Exterior colour: Pale metallic Blue

Hood:

Interior colour: Parchment Leather

Current Odometer reading: 62,481

Mileage Warranty:

Steering: Right

Transmission: Manual

Options: 4.7 litre upgraded engine by RSW, GKN Alloy Wheels, Radio Cassette


Background

Background:

First shown in September 1967, the DBS was styled by William Towns who had joined the company a year earlier. A development of the DB6, the DBS was initially conceived as a limited production fast two seater and prepared to accommodate the new V8 engine designed by Tadek Marek which had been raced in experimental form in The Lola Aston Martin. To accommodate the width of a V8 engine the steel platform chassis of the DB6 was increased in width by 4 1/2" and the wheel base lengthened by 1” to allow the engine to be lowered behind the front cross member. Although wider than a DB6 by 6” it is both lower by 1 ¼” and Shorter by 1 ½”, which gives the car a powerful compact appearance.

The standard engine produced 282 b.h.p. whilst 325 b.h.p. was claimed for the Vantage. A de Dion rear axle was fitted with a limited slip differential. The model was in production from October 1967 to May 1972, during which time 787 cars were produced.

Almost all manufacturers take their models through a process of development and improvement and the DBS is no exception. As a result, there was a continuous process of development and change throughout the production of the DBS, the most noticeable changes being the deeper spoilers fitted to the later cars and improved ventilation.

Summary:

The ‘four headlight’ DBS has become highly valued and evocative of the seventies. A manual car such as this to full ‘Vantage’ specification is the most sought-after version, appreciated as both collectible and eminently useable on an everyday basis.

With its predecessors, the DB4, DB5, and DB6, still commanding up to four times the current value of a DBS for cars of similar condition, this represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a six-cylinder Aston Martin from the hand built era of the marque. With the engine rebuild from RSW and the body restoration that has been undertaken, this is a car that not only catches the eye but performs beautifully keeping up effortlessly with modern traffic – it is one to keep and one to use, regularly.

Vehicle History

We are grateful to the current owner for confirming the ownership history of the car through the services of the DVLA.

This wonderful Aston Martin was first registered in the name of A & B Cars of Newton le Willows and the car passed to long term owner, Eric Goldsmith of Manchester in June of 1972. A copy of the original log book shows a brief registration of the car to a William Hobb of Kirkcaldy in Fife before returning to Mr Goldsmith in April 1975.

The next record shows the car returning to Scotland and the stewardship of a James Chassels in Glasgow in September 1993 before another Scottish owner, Jonathan Leask of Edinburgh had brief ownership between October 1997 and May 1998. At that time, the car moved to rural East Anglia with the Nelstrop family who in 2001 sold the car to a Paul Easter of Shefford. The current owner took possession of the car in January 2004 and has lavished care and attention on the car ever since.

That care is recorded with comprehensive service and maintenance then, in 2016, the car went to RS Williams in Cobham for a comprehensive restoration. That included the rebuilding of the engine to RSW’s 4.7 litre specification, the bodywork stripped and all areas of corrosion or blemish attended to and repainted. The interior was refurbished by dyeing and other ancillaries renewed.

MOT History

MOT Date   Odometer

24.08.92    29,641
04.09.93    29,871
21.09.94    30,757
23.04.96    31,201
10.10.97    31,968
02.06.98    33,127
05.05.99    38,137
13.06.00    43,082
24.04.01    46,205
11.07.02    48,689
01.08.03    51,035
23.04.04    51,924
11.05.05    53,178
26.04.06    55,386
18.05.07    56,277
02.10.08    57,325
09.10.09    57,603
24.11.10    58,257
02.12.11    59,100
11.01.13    59,146
06.03.14    60,944
26.03.15    60,944
15.04.16    60,944
22.06.17    62,147

Service and Maintenance Record

31.08.93- Mileage: 29,900- Service Agent: Scottish Motor Services Ltd

Sale of car to Mr Chassels

23.09.94- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Baillies Service Centre

Pre-MOT inspection. Dismantle handbrake calipers, lubricate, rebuild and adjust, inspect power steering for leaks

23.04.96- Mileage: 31,201- Service Agent: Baillies Service Centre

Attend to MOT failure points, grease all points on car, repack n/s ball joint, seal rear silencer boxes

30.09.97- Mileage: 32,000- Service Agent: KS Dunn Classic Cars

Sale of car to Mr Leask

08.11.97- Mileage: 32,072- Service Agent: Longstone Auto Services

Repair front fog lamp, repair o/s door long, replace door loom assembly, repair n/s lock assembly, carry out engine tune, replace spark plugs, points and condenser, tune webers, drain tank to test tank sender unit, replace full clutch assembly

19.03.98- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: cylinder head gasket, camshaft cover gaskets, manifold gaskets

24.04.98- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Scottish Motor Services

Sale of car to Mr Nelstrop

18.06.98- Mileage: 33,147- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

Ball joint, fan coupling, repair and paint wings, make undertray, rebuild alternator mount, re-torque cylinder head

04.03.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

Strip and rebuild suspension, engine & gearbox mounts, check vehicle charging, adjust cam chains, service weld rear wings, straighten floor pan

17.06.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

MOT & replace gearbox oil seal

28.07.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

Service & brake check, re-align door, paintwork, heater vents, suspension, headlights and exhaust, pressure test water system, boot carpet

23.08.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

Replace heater valves, fit recon radiator, rebuild water pump, repair vac valve, strip o/s/f brake caliper, tune carbs, check timing

27.12.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

Polarity inverter, engine service & tune, door seals, fit stereo system, overhaul carbs, weld exhaust

19.05.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: G & G Sergent

Supply and fit Wilton carpets bound in leather

28.07.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

Strip dashboard, remove and refit clocks, Fir seat belts, service & MOT

05.10.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Homerton Garage

Remove transaxle unit and strip, replace seals, fill with oil and refit unit to car

17.07.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Ian Mason

Parts only: Lock barrel for ignition and private lock set

13.07.01- Mileage: 46,840- Service Agent: Apex Auto Services

Major service. Oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, adjust points, reset timing, check brakes, weld o/s/r exhaust bracket, lube front end suspension

27.07.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Ian Mason

Parts only: Spring boot lid lock

03.08.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Ian Mason

Parts only: Bonnet lamp

29.08.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin

Parts only: Indicator set

30.08.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Frontline Security

Replace door and boot locks

30.08.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Frontline Security

Supply and fit immobiliser

04.09.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Puddleduck Parts

Parts only: Front 7 rear mats and glovebox lock.

08.12.01- Mileage: 47,740- Service Agent: Ian Mason

Check engine oil & coolant, set tyre pressures, carry out cylinder compression check, replace leaking top chain tensioner oil seal and adjust timing chains. Replace leaking clutch slave cylinder and pressure hose, bleed an adjust clutch repaired wire connectors on fluid reservoir tops. Fitted new electric aerial, fit new battery terminal clamp – check charge / drain. Heavy drain if radio left on. Replace o/s reversing lamp bulb and both headlamp dip bulbs. Rectify faulty voltage regulator

28.02.02- Mileage: 48,147- Service Agent: Ian Mason

Fit reconditioned time clock, rectify wiring fault to horns and reverse/fog light switches

12.02.02- Mileage: 48,680- Service Agent: Rikki Cann

Repair exhaust and fit alternator belt, repair rear radius arm mounting areas and jacking points, supply and fit fan cowl, replace head gasket and reset carbs, overhaul both front brake calipers and change pistons for stainless steel items

11.04.03- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Colin Thew

Inspection of car on behalf of current owner

24.04.03- Mileage: 50,830- Service Agent: Apex Auto Service

Full service. Oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, adjust points, reset timing, check brakes, replace no plate bulb, top up fluid levels

23.07.03- Mileage: 50,930- Service Agent: Ian Mason

Check fuel pump and flow rate, carry out cylinder compression test, gap and fit new spark plugs, fit new contact points and condenser, fit service exchange alternator, replace o/s brake reactor ball joint, fit service exchange o/s/r shock absorber

18.12.03- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Cover Systems

Indoor and outdoor car covers

15.01.04- Mileage: 51,793- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

General report on car, remove sill covers and report, carry out cylinder leak test and block test

20.01.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Colin Thew

Inspection of car and prioritising restoration needs

29.01.04- Mileage: 52,828- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Remove rear vent panel, renew foam and refit, glue boot carpets, repair fan cowling, check suspension, check fluid levels

04.02.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Gliptone

Leathercare

13.02.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Puddleduck

Parts only: 5 x alloy wheels

17.03.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Marksdanes

Stage payment for replacement of sills and outriggers

23.04.04- Mileage: 51,916- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Remove water pump, rebuild and refit with new gasket, remove radiator, fit with uprated core and refit, convert lever arm to Koni telescopic units, adjust front wheel bearings and check suspension. Fit s/h stainless steel exhaust system, fit new exhaust clamps, renew exhaust manifold gasket, adjust engine mounts, clean discs and replace front pads, check PAS joints, MOT

26.03.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Marksdanes

Cut out and replace as required, inner and outer sills, 4-point outriggers & jacking points, bottoms of A & B posts. Paint all new metal in red oxide then coat with stonechip, waxoyl box sections. Fabricate new wing bottoms, weld in, prepare and respray blending to existing paintwork

30.04.04- Mileage: 51,074- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Drains engine oil, replace sump plug washer, replace engine oil, renew spark plugs, check fluids, adjust idle, adjust exhaust

15.06.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Puddleduck

Parts only: V8 hubs and Studs

15.06.04- Mileage: 51,916- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Repair radiator, replace fan, prepare and machine 5 x GKN wheels

16.09.04- Mileage: 52,748- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Prepare suspension and hubs to accept new wheels and tyres

22.10.04- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Puddleduck

Parts only: Battery cover, bulbs

12.05.05- Mileage: 51,916- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Disconnect and remove brake servos, repair damaged threads in captive nuts, fit new units and re-route brake pipes and tidy wiring, fit new brake master cylinder, bleed brake system

06.01.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Car Audio

Pioneer CD/MP3/WMA player

13.01.06- Mileage: 55,157- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Charge battery, fit new aerial, fit new radio, check operation of immobiliser, replace starter solenoid, renew brake fluid reservoir cap, fit new cigar lighter to driver’s door panel

14.06.06- Mileage: 55.157- Service Agent: Goodwood Green

Free off gear selector, check starter circuit, new starter motor, renew handbrake lever

16.09.06- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Halfords

Parts only: New battery

11.01.07- Mileage: 56,190- Service Agent: Aston London

Battery drain traced to faulty charge control unit, fit exchange alternator, 4-wheel rolling road balancing and puncture repair, replace stop tail lamp

12.06.07- Mileage: 56,277- Service Agent: Aston London

MOT, check brake pads, grease suspension ball joints, replace engine oil, check and clean rear brake pads

28.07.07- Mileage: 56,701- Service Agent: Garage De L’Ile

Supply and fit air filter

22.04.08- Mileage: 57,276- Service Agent: Aston London

Replace front cam cover, change oil & filter, fit new air filter, fit new front indicator lens, clean carb chambers, renew fuel filter, check and adjust timing chains, fit new plugs and adjust ignition timing, replace hose to thermostat, top up fluids, fit throttle return springs, MOT

14.10.08- Mileage: 57,325- Service Agent: Aston London

Remove rear axle, suspension and brakes, steam clean differential and send for specialist repair, rebuild on return with new propshaft. Repair rear wheel arch areas, repaint with red lead and underseal.MOT

09.10.09- Mileage: 57,603- Service Agent: Aston London

Fit new temperature sender unit, MOT + storage

24.11.10- Mileage: 58,261- Service Agent: Aston London

Adjust hand brake, check earth wiring, charge battery, tighten cam cover nuts, replace spark plugs, grease king pin bearings, replace manifold gasket MOT

16.12.11- Mileage: 59,057- Service Agent: Tom Barnett Engineering

MOT, minor service, repair leak to power steering rack, new speedo angle drive, rectify indicator fault

12.01.13- Mileage: 59,146- Service Agent: Tom Barnett Engineering

MOT, attend to water leak, change battery

05.07.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tom Barnett Engineering

Clean rear blocked fuel flaps, drain tank of water and refill, replace starter motor, replace fuel filter, replace manifold studs, full service and check levels, rebuild carbs, remove broken exhaust stud from head

27.01.14- Mileage: 60,246- Service Agent: Tom Barnett Engineering

MOT, boot springs, repair speedo and rev counter, fit new screen

15.07.15- Mileage: 60,944- Service Agent: RS Williams

1st Stage payment for restoration of car, £15,000

21.09.15- Mileage: 60,944- Service Agent: RS Williams

2nd Stage payment for restoration of car, £24,000

14.12.15- Mileage: 60,944- Service Agent: RS Williams

3rd Stage payment for restoration of car, £24,000

03.02.16- Mileage: 60,944- Service Agent: RS Williams

4th Stage payment for restoration of car, £24,000

27.04.16- Mileage: 60,944- Service Agent: RS Williams

Confirmation of completion of restoration and valuation

29.04.16- Mileage: 60,944- Service Agent: RS Williams

Stripping and rebuilding engine to 4.7 litre specification. Stripping and repainting under bonnet area, replacing gauges, refitting engine using new master cylinder kit, new rev counter, removing interior trim for specialist dye treatment. Stripping paintwork, cutting away corrosion, fabricating new sections, renewing front steel grille cross member, cutting away bonnet frame and make up new sections, weld into position and re-gluing bonnet skin, replacing engine mounts, bumper irons etc. Preparing, flatting and painting, £49,157.53. Total of RSW restoration invoices, £136,157.53

28.06.16- Mileage: 61,829- Service Agent: RS Williams

Change engine oil, re-torque cylinder5 head nuts, reset ignition timing, reset volumes and mixtures, adjust drive belts, Supply RSW 13” steering wheel, refit boot seal, adjust boot lid and adjust passenger door. Carry out 1st engine service.

22.06.17- Mileage: 62,147- Service Agent: RS Williams

Service amd MOT, top up brake fluid, rectify door courtesy light n/w, replace n/s brake reactor rubber, check axle and gearbox oil levels, check fuel flow and fuel pressure, replace fuel filter, adjust clutch.


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