This original car was acquired in 2017 after a two year search to find a classic Aston in good condition and that could be driven and enjoyed. It was manufactured in April 1972 and is the forth car in this series  and is believed to be one of 17 with the DBS decals on the side vents. It was originally sold by HR Owen in London and was imported into Australia in August 1972 and has resided in New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria.
Purchased from Perth in Western Australia where it had been for 18 years in single ownership and well maintained but little used. The car now lives in Sydney and has attended numerous Aston events in NSW and the national meeting in Perth in 2018 where it won the concours.
Previous owners of the car include Jacques Nasser who was chairman of Ford when Aston Martin was under Ford ownership and Barry Batagol a well-known car enthusiast in Victoria and president of the VIC Bentley Owners Club.
During the 1980’s the car underwent a restoration including bare metal respray – retaining the original colour [Yeoman Red]. The engine, gearbox and mechanical work was undertaken by Jim Corrie who was one of the engineers that worked on the Aston Martin Bulldog project.
The car is featured in the 2020 AMOC calendar for the month of January and won the 2019 AMOC photo competition.
During our period of custodianship we have refurbished the brakes, wheels, seat supports, front carpets, air conditioning, steering and water pump.
The car looks and drives well and is very much enjoyed by the family and admired by many that see the car out and about. We frequently get the “thumbs up” and requests to take photos.