Aston Martin DBS Estate (Shooting Brake)




Models Aston Martin DBS Estate (Shooting Brake)

Aston Martin DBS Estate (Shooting Brake)

Year of production 1972 - 1972

Model: DBS (1967 - 1972)

Wikipedia (DBS): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DBS

DBS Estate (Shooting Brake)

by FLM Panelcraft

Whilst Harold Radford and FLM Panelcraft made a small number of shooting brakes based on the DB5 and DB6, only a single example of the DBS was ever similarly converted. It was built for a Scottish laird with a love of fishing, ordered through the AML and general car dealer, HR Owen and built by coachbuilders, FLM Panelcraft. The coke bottle design was cleverly retained and the side windows were simpler than the previous FLM converted DB6. The car was completed by a Hillman Hunter estate tailgate. Also unique to this car was a full length roof rack designed to carry fishing rods - clever stuff.

An article in the Spring 1972 edition of ‘HR Owen Ltd reports…’, an magazine to promote the dealership to their large customer base stated that they had received a number of inquiries following the production of the car although no more were ever made. One can only assume that the cost of conversion was substantial; with an ex-works DBS selling for £5,717, it is believed the Shooting Brake cost around £10,000. The DBS was fitted with the regular triple SU engine and three speed automatic transmission.

The second owner had the car from 1975 but decided to part with the car through the 2012 Bonham’s auction at Aston Martin Works. Against what was a ludicrously low estimate of £50,000 – 70,000, the unique car sold for £337,500 plus premium, taking it close to £400,000.

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