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1968 Aston Martin DBS lost in a barn since 1986… now for sale

An early 1968 Aston Martin DBS that’s been lost in a UK barn since 1986 and is now being offered for sale via Silverstone Auctions later this month.

ONE OF ONLY 787 examples produced, this 1968 Aston Martin DBS was registered on 5th November 1968 and was finished in finished in mink bronze with a red Connolly leather interior, and the specification included a Motorola Radio, Borg Warner automatic gearbox, power assisted steering, fog and spot lamps, and air conditioning.

Beginning its life in Surrey, UK the car was sold on in 1970 where it was registered in Jersey and in regular use on the nine-mile long island until 1986 when it was pushed into a barn and forgotten about until now. It’s travelled 30,565 miles since new.

1968 Aston Martin DBS interior

Speaking ahead of the sale on 20th May, Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions commented, “This is one of the most exciting barn finds of the year so far. Having been left untouched for the last 30 years this DBS certainly needs restorative care, but to find an iconic car like this one intact with its original features is a fantastic opportunity for someone to acquire a desirable early car, which is prime for restoration or to rebuild to their own specification.”

In close to original condition, and still with its original paint colour and interior, the 1960s DBS needs a full restoration and its mechanical condition is unknown. The original six-cylinder engine number 400/3728/S is mated to automatic gearbox and the car is essentially complete. Silverstone Auctions expects it sell in the region of £50,000 to £60,000.

1968 Aston Martin DBS side


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober