For those of you feeling especially sluggish today, maybe you should try some Earl Gray. It will go perfectly with the pair of Aston Martin DBS twins going to auction in England this month.
These vintage Aston Martins were found in filthy but original condition, and experts estimate the two to sell from anywhere between $30,000 and $40,000.
The auction price sounds like a sweet deal, considering both are running and hardly used. The rare 1969 model is especially well-priced, as it comes with a manual transmission and is only one of 70 right-hand drive models in existence.
Silverstone Auctions states that, “Largely untouched, the car is in highly original condition and has survived storage remarkably well with the engine still turning over.”
The 1969 DBS has a 4.0-liter, naturally-aspirated straight-six with triple Weber carburetors. The three-carb straight-six makes a solid 325 horsepower.
On the other hand, we have the 1970 model, which shouldn’t be overlooked. Like a fine glass of wine, the Aston is finished in Dubonnet Rosso red paint and features a tan leather interior.
Unlike the 1969, the new model features a 5.3-liter V8 that produces 32o hp, which is similar in output to the straight six. However, the V8 model is supposedly good for over 160 mph. That’s fast even for today’s standards.
These fast, handsome, and brilliant pieces of British art should have been sold in the States. The widemouthed grill and classic fastback design just screams for Steve McQueen to drive it, if there were ever a British rendition of Bullit.