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2014-04-02 12:48

WHAT A GEM: This rare Aston Martin DBS V8 Series One will be auctioned off in England on April 12.Image: Sliverstone Auctions

BIRMINGHAM, England - Two Aston Martin DBS sports cars will be going under the hammer at the first Silverstone Auction restoration show sale in Birmingham, England on April 12th.

The Astons are from a large private collection and are just two of the highlights in the 80 plus collection and will be auctioned for between the equivalent of R353 000 to R441 750.

Having had two former owners, the rare 1969 DBS Vantage manual model is one of just 70 right-hand drive models in the most sought after Vantage specification.

STOOD THE TEST OF TIME

The car was acquired by the current owner in 2002 and was then used for just one year before being placed in storage where it has parked for the past ten years.

Largely untouched, the car is in original condition and has survived storage remarkably well with the engine still turning over.

Included in the sale is a fantastically detailed history file dating back from new with its original warranty card and owners handbook.

RARE DBS V8

The second model is a 1970 DBS V8. An early Series I example, the car is presented in Dubonnet Rosso with a tan leather cabin and equipped with a V8 engine.

The car has only done 44 578km, it has stood the test of time having also been barn-stored for the past decade along with its older brother.

Silverstone Auctions' managing director Nick Whale said: "Everyone loves an Aston and both these amazing cars are prime for restoration and once back on the road are sure to provide enjoyment for many years to come.”
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