The first DBSs were coupés with a manual gearbox, two seats and a parcel shelf. A 2+2 cabin was an expensive (£11,000) and rarely selected option. The last manual was built in 2011. The six-speed Touchtronic II automatic variant arrived in 2008 and had a 2+2 cabin as standard. The Volante convertible arrived in 2009.
How much to spend
£65,000-£69,999: Early coupés and some convertibles. Mileages waver around 50,000 and examples are mainly automatics.
£70,000–£79,999: Mileages lessen, occasionally dropping below 30,000. Most examples remain automatics.
£80,000–£99,999: More late cars enter the mix, in addition to some Carbon Black Edition models.
£100,000 and above: The best examples with tip-top conditions and the lowest mileages. Towards £150,000, you might also find an Ultimate Edition.
One we found
Aston Martin DBS, 2008, 38,000 miles, £84,995: Hallelujah! It’s a rare manual DBS – one with a very reasonable mileage as well. They don’t come more desirable than this, so if you ask us, its hefty price tag is more than justifiable.