2017 Aston Martin DBS is a big tourer produced by the British manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited from 1967 to 1972. The DBS was featured in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty Secret Service and in the 1970s television show The persuaders, as Lord Brett Sinclair’s car. A completely new model also using the DBS name, the Aston Martin DBS V12, released by Aston Martin in 2007.
The new 2017 Aston Martin DBS is intended as the successor to the Aston Martin DB6, although the two have been together for three years. Powered by a straight-six engine, it is from 1967 to 1972, eventually abandoned in favor of the Aston Martin V8. Aston Martin DBS was a more coupe than the DB6, with four full-size seats, but was made possible by the same 4.0 L engine than the previous car. Claiming engine output was 282 bhp (210 kW; 286 PS), but a no-cost viewpoint engine option using Italian made Weber carburetors, increasing production to an advertised 325 bhp (242 kW; 330 PS).
The DBS is meant to be a more “modern” look than the previous series Aston models (the DB4 by DB6) has, and it incorporated a fastback style back and flattened grille, atypical of Aston at the moment, but many then in fashion in car design circles of the late sixties. Brand Aston design features like a hood scoop, folding wire wheels, and side vents with stainless steel brightwork been maintained. The DBS was the last Aston Martin to be under control David Brown’s building.
The 2017 DBS is by George Lazenby’s James Bond in the 1969 film On Her Majesty Secret Service. Unlike previous car Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, no gadgets seen in the car, but a confirmation of a telescopic-sight gun in the glove compartment. In the final scenes of the film, Bond’s wife, Tracy, was shot dead while sitting in the car. Another DBS also appears in a single scene in the next Bond film, Diamonds are forever. This can be seen in the background when Bond is talking to Q on the phone.
Aston Martin DBS was later used in the TV series The persuaders (1971-1972), in which Roger Moore’s character Lord Brett Sinclair drove a distinctive “Bahamas Yellow” 6-cylinder DBS by the use of alloy wheels and various badges, made to look like the DBS V8 model. Provided by Aston Martin to producers the show’s car using the personal number plate “BS 1”, courtesy of the plates true owner Billy Smart, Jr. offered by the factory after filming ended, from HR Owen in London, its first private owner. It has been restored to a very high standard in recent years by the Aston Martin factory, and is currently owned by a divorce lawyer and noted art collector Jeremy Levison. Both Moore and co-star Tony Curtis signed the bottom of the boot Moore at Pinewood Studios in May 2003. Curtis at Cheltenham Racecourse in October 2008. In 2013, the Aston Martin DBS was an invited participant in two the world’s most exclusive car Competition, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como, and the Salon Privé Concours in London.
Restoring the original Aston Martin DBS, registration JRA615H, rescued from a scrapyard, was featured in the first episode of a series 2 of the Channel 4 series for the love of cars, selected in April 2015. The process has more than 6000 man-hours. During the restoration, it was upgraded to Vantage specification, and an automatic gearbox too. 2017 Aston Martin DBS will be sold at auction for £ 150,000.
2012 Aston Martin DBS
|MPG||Up to 12 city / 18 highway|
|Engine||6.0 L V12|
|Dimensions||186″ L x 75″ W x 50″ H|
|Curb Weight||3,737 to 4,078 lbs|
|Body||styles MPG (city / hwy)|
|Coupe||Up to 12 / 18|
|Convertible||Up to 12 / 18|