CAR OF 1967

As­tOn MARtin DBs

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - DEALER DIRECTORY -

As­ton Martin may have been the mar­que that Bri­tain’s rich and fa­mous all wanted a piece of dur­ing the 1960s, but those pieces were look­ing a lit­tle dated. En­ter the DBS in 1967, look­ing much more mod­ern than its pre­de­ces­sors. Its larger pro­por­tions gave it vaguely Amer­i­can mus­cle car looks. As if to un­der­line this blunt in­stru­ment per­sona, it was in­tended to be fit­ted with As­ton Martin’s new 5340cc V8 en­gine. How­ever, this wasn’t ready in time, so the DBS ‘made do’ with the DB6’s 4.0-litre straight-six un­til 1969. The six-cylin­der DBS was dropped in 1972, while the V8 be­came the non-DB-pre­fixed AM V8 in­stead, built right the way through un­til 1989.

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