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'''Aston Martin DBS. 1967–72 (prod. 787). 2-door saloon. F/R, 3995 cm³ (6 cyl. DOHC).''' New body, designed by William Towns, for Aston Martin, more contemporary than the DB6. Meant to clothe a new V8 engine, but when it was not ready, DBS housed a carryover unit from DB6 instead. Engine developed 282 bhp, though car was heavier; Aston Martin offered a no-cost option of a Vantage-spec engine, with triple Weber carburettors and higher compression, developing 325 bhp. Wire wheels distinguished six-cylinder model from later [[Aston Martin DBS V8|DBS V8]]. Series 2 from January 1970, which saw the deletion of the louvres in the C-post, mirroring the style of the newly introduced DBS V8.
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'''Aston Martin DBS. 1967–72 (prod. 787). 2-door saloon. F/R, 3995 cm³ (I6 DOHC).''' New body, designed by William Towns, for Aston Martin, more contemporary than the DB6. Meant to clothe a new V8 engine, but when it was not ready, DBS housed a carryover unit from DB6 instead. Engine developed 282 bhp, though car was heavier; Aston Martin offered a no-cost option of a Vantage-spec engine, with triple Weber carburettors and higher compression, developing 325 bhp. Wire wheels distinguished six-cylinder model from later [[Aston Martin DBS V8|DBS V8]]. Series 2 from January 1970, which saw the deletion of the louvres in the C-post, mirroring the style of the newly introduced DBS V8.
  
  
 
''Manufacturing location:'' Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, England
 
''Manufacturing location:'' Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, England
  
''Marque:'' [[Aston Martin]] | ''Model:'' [[Aston Martin DBS]] | ''Predecessor:'' [[Aston Martin DB6]] | ''Successor:'' [[Aston Martin Vantage]]
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''Marque:'' [[Aston Martin]] | ''Model:'' [[Aston Martin DBS]] | ''Predecessor:'' [[Aston Martin DB6]] | ''Successor:'' [[Aston Martin Vantage (1972–3)]]

Latest revision as of 17:38, 23 November 2013

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Aston Martin DBS. 1967–72 (prod. 787). 2-door saloon. F/R, 3995 cm³ (I6 DOHC). New body, designed by William Towns, for Aston Martin, more contemporary than the DB6. Meant to clothe a new V8 engine, but when it was not ready, DBS housed a carryover unit from DB6 instead. Engine developed 282 bhp, though car was heavier; Aston Martin offered a no-cost option of a Vantage-spec engine, with triple Weber carburettors and higher compression, developing 325 bhp. Wire wheels distinguished six-cylinder model from later DBS V8. Series 2 from January 1970, which saw the deletion of the louvres in the C-post, mirroring the style of the newly introduced DBS V8.


Manufacturing location: Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, England

Marque: Aston Martin | Model: Aston Martin DBS | Predecessor: Aston Martin DB6 | Successor: Aston Martin Vantage (1972–3)





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