Factory Fitted Equipment: Fuel Injection, 5-Speed manual Gearbox, Fiamm Horns, Air Conditioning, Waso Steering Lock, Driver's Door Mirror, Am/FM Stereo Radio, Fog Lamps, Cigar Lighter, Pirelli Radial Tires, Woburn Sand Fawn Carpet, Power Locks, Limited Slip Differential, Switzerland Spec
Exceedingly Rare 1 of Only 40 5-Spd Manual Left Hand Drive Examples Produced
Delivered new to Ambassador Dr. Alfonso Ortega Urbina at the Nicaraguan Embassy in Mexico City
Researched by Aston Martin historian Stephen Waddingham of Gaydon and Richard Bacchus at British Motor Industry Heritage Trust
BMI Heritage Trust Certificate & Aston Martin Leather Binder
Over 40 Years of Single Previous Ownership
Lifelong Mexico City and Morelos, Mexico Car
Extensive Dossier of Ownership Records and Documentation 1976-Present
Notable Photo Documented Mechanical and Cosmetic Restorative Work Completed in the Recent Decades
Complete with Original Workshop Manual, Jack, Spare, Spare Key Sets, Instruction Manual (copy), Workshop Manual (CD), and Aston Martin DBS/DBSV8 Register Hardcover Book and a Key Fab Documenting its 2020 Cosmetic freshening.
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited introduced the DBS in 1967 as a transition from the DB6 model to the new era of Aston Martin. The new DBS featured a larger wheelbase & square full-width grille with a 4-seat coupe configuration. After an announcement in September 1969, the DBS was made available with the long awaited V8 engine, with the car being known as DBSV8 – a four-seat grand touring car, capable of 160 mph. As with the straight six, the design of the new V8 engine was the work of Tadek Marek.
With a capacity of 5340cc and 4 overhead camshafts with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, DBSV8 was the fastest 4-seater production car in the world at the time. This engine was to form the basis of all Aston Martin power plants for the next 20 years. The DBS namesake is still used today as homage to this brilliant model.
Last of the David Brown Astons
Only a total of 404 DBS V8's and just 40 of those were Left Hand Drive fitted 5-Speed Manual transmission. The production DBS V8 chassis number sequence commenced with '10001', making this the 203rd example of this landmark model built. According to factory records, this V8 was delivered new to Ambassador Dr. Alfonso Ortega Urbina at the Nicaraguan Embassy in Mexico City. The car came highly optioned and in the most desired LHD configuration with 5-SPD manual transmission. Although conflicting data is presented in the factory materials regarding dispatch date and paint, through the help of Aston Martin historians and previous ownership – it's been determined the car has always worn Green Paintwork and without a sunroof.
Succeeding stewardship begins in 1976 with Augustin Barrio Garcia of Mexico City (later Morales) and follows with over 40 years of heavily documented ownership, registration, and servicing records to recent years. Notable upkeep includes a photo-documented and invoiced engine-out rebuild, with clutch components in 2000, followed by a 2015 suspension and steering freshening, as well as an exterior cosmetic restoration completed in 2020. This addressed paint, brightwork and rubber seals. Along with correct Cinturato HS CN12 tires. Most recently in 2023, the V8 has received a mechanical inspection and DYNO tuning.
Well suited for distant touring and all-around spirited driving, this DBS remains true to original form with correct factory equipment, body panels, Tri-Plex etched glass and livery. The DBS remains exceptionally dry and solid throughout the body, frame, pans and undercarriage. 71,440 recorded kilometers.
The lush cabin appears preserved and unrestored, complemented by power amenities, air conditioning and period Becker Mexico Cassette radio. The unspoiled and original luggage compartment is complete with original emergency equipment and spare assembly.
Supplementing the DBS is its original Workshop Manual, Jack, Spare, Spare Key Sets, Instruction Manual (copy), Workshop Manual (CD), Aston Martin DBS/DBSV8 Book, and British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate - verifying the vehicle's factory configuration.
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