Locked and loaded: ’76 Aston Martin V8 Coupe
This Aston Martin is another example of a car we didn’t love back in the day that has grown on us. In other words, we like it a lot. The DBS was a fresh William Towns design that was more contemporary than its predecessor the DB6. The interior was wider with more shoulder room and more comfortable seats. We never really liked the DB6. It looks a bit bloated and the Kamn-tail isn’t very British. The early DBSs were 6-cylinder cars with wire wheels and that just didn’t cut it. The V8 transformed it into the car it should have been in the first place. You don’t want to go near an Aston Martin with needs so one has to be very careful before taking the plunge. This one could be a good example to pursue with only 17,000 miles and a 5-speed gearbox. It is a southern car with no rust or accident history noted. It has new Metallic Green exterior and a new headliner. The seats look a bit worn and we can’t tell if they can be saved from here. That is a shame because for $110,000 asking price, it should be perfect. But the seller says negotiable so we would negotiate hard. Of course, service records must be presented to show routine work and repairs haven’t been deferred. Click here for the listing.