First registered in March 1963 and one of the last of the 55 Lagonda Rapides built, a copy of the original build sheet reveals some interesting points. The first owner was J Hudson (Whistles) Ltd of Birmingham makers of police whistles and now trading as ACME Whistles.
First shown in September 1967, the DBS was styled by William Towns who had joined the company a year earlier. A development of the DB6, the DBS was initially conceived as a limited production fast two seater and prepared to accommodate the new V8 engine designed by Tadek Marek which had been raced in experimental form in The Lola Aston Martin.
Purchased by the current owner through Byron International after a comprehensive Road Test & Report, the clear intention was to bring the car to an exemplary standard. After remedial work identified in the initial report, the car was transported to the owner's home in Aberdeen and then on to Classic Restorations (Scotland) Ltd who undertook a thorough refurbishment which included a new ZF automatic gearbox and re-upholstering the interior as well as numerous additional improvements.
50 years in current ownership but with a clear service/maintenance history that goes back even further, stolen, restored and recovered, this car has a remarkable story to tell.
This wonderful example demonstrates all of the characteristics described - one of just 7 versions delivered in Salisbury Blue, #35 of just 131 X packs built, just three owners from new and with a faultless service history, this is a car that can still deliver exemplary performance.
Finished in a delightfully contrasting Litchfield Black with Magnolia hide this car also benefits as one of the last of the great V8’s. With the injection engined V8 renowned for its capability as an “everyday Aston” 15757 is an extremely attractive proposition for its next owner.
Rarely does a car with such a comprehensive history come to market. The current owner is just the second keeper of this lovely car - he has continued the exemplary service record for the car that started with the original keeper when the supplying dealer, HWM maintained the car for many years.
An exceptional car with an exceptional history. Produced by Aston Martin as the ultimate iteration of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, the X pack offered looks, performance and collectability. To add to the X Pack performance, this car had the engine expanded to 5.7 litre by Aston specialists, Pugsley & Lewis.
An Aston Martin DB7 i6 with a manual gearbox is a rare car – a real driver’s iteration of Ian Callum’s iconic design and a real classic in the making. That circumstance has delivered an example like this to market with a verifiable low mileage, substantial service history and in outstanding condition is unusual and represents a real opportunity for a ground floor investment in Aston Martin and a certain future classic.