1969 Aston Martin DBS6 Series 1

Lot: 548

Estimate (£): 80,000 - 90,000
(+buyer’s premium of 12% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 4.0L 1969 Aston Martin DBS automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 88 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Handsome, refurbished 'Series 1' DBS6 in Dubonnet Rosso...

  • Originally sold in East Anglia in April 1969 and exported to Hong Kong in 1987
  • Purchased in HK and extensively refurbished there in 1988 at a cost of £26,000
  • Repatriated to the UK by its new owner in 1989 and looked after by marque specialists until 1999
  • In dry storage between 2000 and 2012. Occasionally MoT'd and used during this period covering 600 miles 
  • Speedo replaced at 58,483. MoTs support current indicated mileage of 5,982
  • Lots of recent mechanical improvements. See below. Current owner is a caring AMOC Member
  • Excellent, entry-level Sixties' Aston. Same engine and similar performance to the DB5 but 6 times cheaper 
  • Presents really well in Dubonnet Rosso with Cream Leather, sparkling wire wheels and new bumpers
  • The six-cylinder car is altogether lighter and sweeter to drive. Becoming very rare and desirable

 

Lot Details

Registration: 460 HLL RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1969 Engine size: 4.0L
Make: Aston Martin Odometer reading (miles): 5982
Model: DBS MOT expiry: 2017-07-15
Warranted: No Chassis number: DBS5342R

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 88 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Body work is sound with a good deep shine.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Interior is tidy and complete with new seat belts front and rear. 

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Engine appears sound with excellent oil pressure. Top end of the engine was rebuilt with new valves, valve guides, tappet buckets new gaskets etc. Cylinder head has been overhauled with all new components in 2014/2015. Electronic ignition fitted, solid state fuel pump, the car starts, runs and drive as it should.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

The automatic gearbox changes smoothly, having covered only about 5,000 miles on an exchange unit.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Rear suspension was rebuilt 2013/2014 with new springs, recon dampers and all new bushes.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

Remarks

History from 1987 to present day. Speedo was replaced in July 1992 at 58,483 miles with supporting MOT certificates since to substantiate 5,982miles. 

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history