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Aston Martin DBS (1967–72)

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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 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 | Successors: Aston Martin Vantage (1972–3)

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