The original DBS was unveiled at Blenheim Palace in 1967. Equipped with a straight 6 engine. The original plan had been to use an all new V8 engine, but this was not ready in time. In 1969, the DBS was made available with the long awaited V8 engine, with the car being known as the DBSV8 – a four-seat grand touring car, capable of 160 mph.
This beautiful example will be taken out from its winter storage and will be exhibited at the 1st European Bigfoot Seminar.
As with the straight six, the design of the new V8 engine was the work of Tadek Marek. With a capacity of 5340cc and 4 overhead camshafts with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, the DBSV8 was the fastest 4 seater production car in the world at the time.