The DBS name has been used for several cars throughout Aston Martin's history, but as with all things automotive, there was an original. This is the last of the original DBSes, and it may just be one of the coolest barn finds this year.
Rusty, with the windows broken out, and in obvious disrepair, the barn find DBS is nonetheless complete, and as the last of the line, it holds a special place for Aston Martin fans and collectors.
The phrase "barn find" gets tossed around pretty lightly these days, being applied to cars that have simply been left to rot, cars that have long been owned but out of the spotlight, or just dilapidated wrecks. This, however, is a true barn find, having sat in an actual barn since 1980.
Final Aston Martin DBS
In its current condition, the Dubonnet Russo DBS could command as much as $62,000 according to the COYS auctioneers who will offer the car for sale. Powered by a 4.0-liter straight-six engine, with an automatic transmission, and all that history, this car is just begging for a full restoration.
The auction will take place on March 10, at 5:30 p.m., at the Royal Horticultural Society in London. The DBS will be on display for interested parties from March 1-9 at Aston Martin W-One in London.