CAR OF 1967
AstOn MARtin DBs
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.