Aston Martin DBS emerges from 30 years hibernation in island barn – Could it be a great restoration project? 

This Aston Martin DBS was first sold in 1968 to its first owner in Surrey and it was 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.

Two years later it was sold to its second owner and the car was then registered in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands between England and France. There in an island 9 miles long and 5 miles wide it was in regular use up until 1986, when with just a little more than 30k miles on the clock the owner chose to roll his Aston Martin into a barn where it has stayed ever since.

Today this Aston Martin DBS is in close to original condition, still with its original paint colour and interior, but now in need of a full restoration with its mechanical condition unknown.

One of just 787 examples produced, the DBS will now be offered at auction on the 20th of May by Silverstone Auctions during their May Sale, with an estimate of £50,000 to £60,000.