2009 Aston Martin DBS

Tim Scott ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Aston Martin DBS catapulted into the public spotlight with appearances in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace” — Daniel Craig’s first two films as James Bond.

The Aston Martin DBS played a perfect supporting role to the iconic secret agent. Suave and sophisticated, the DBS boasted supercar performance wrapped in breathtaking coachwork. At its heart was a 6.0-liter V12 pumping out 510 hp, perfect-tuned for a spirited Sunday drive or crossing the Continent in leaps and bounds.

Finished in black over a matching black leather interior, this DBS is equipped with desirable 6-speed manual transmission. Of the 2,534 examples Aston Martin produced, only 984 were equipped as such, accounting for just over one-third of total production. Furthermore, this example features 2+0 seating, saving weight by deleting the rear seats.

According to the accompanying CARFAX, this DBS was delivered new to Florida and remained there until 2012, when it moved west, residing with owners in New Mexico and Texas. It was purchased by its current owner in 2017 and exported to Switzerland, where it remained for the past three years. In its current ownership, the DBS has been driven fewer than 100 miles, with its current mileage showing just 7,000 miles from new.

Stephen Serio

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Stephen is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports Inc. in Waltham, MA, although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. His need to over-indulge in vintage European cars of the 1950s and 1960s inevitably leads to coveting one more car. Recent garage inhabitants include a Porsche 356A Speedster and 356A European coupe, Ferrari 275 GTS and 246GT, BMW 2002 and a Hudson Hornet. HIs vintage-Porsche-driving wife, Amanda, tolerates this all nicely.

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