Transplanted: 1969 Aston Martin DBS

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This Aston Martin DBS is one of the few cars produced with the right hand drive (the seller claims that only 181 were produced with this configuration), has an uncommon color for an Aston and also another peculiarity.

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The engine is in fact a V8 but not produced in England but in the US: it is probably a Chevrolet engine, fed by a single Edelbrock carburetor. What is hidden under the bonnet therefore has a less “noble” origin than the original engine but remains an engine with the same layout, similar displacement and power close to the original specifications.

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Clearly the lack of the original engine decreases the value of the car, which, however, seems a fine example: the interior looks clean and original, the exterior is quite stock (with the exception of the spoked wheels) and the floors seem dry, the only thing to be replaced is the exhaust system but, for the rest, it looks like a very driveable car as is. Find it for sale at $79,500 here in Los Angeles, CA.

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