Stick Legs wrote:
Great car! Series III if I am not mistaken.
I have aways loved the Aston Martin DBS and V8's so I am SO feeling the Jensen thing!
I know what you mean- always hankered after an early DBS but alas out of my price range now.
Its an early series II, 1968, so it has the nice external look but without the pretty early dash.
I went down to check out the damage today. not as bad as i was expecting but took a look at the bodyshop it was in and insisted that it was sold 'as-is' and delivered up to my workshop to be repaired properly. I got a chunk off the price and it will be delivered mid week.
Had a ten minute ride in it- its a fecking bulldog of a car- a true brit hotrod. The sound of those exhausts on idle was just awesome- i was trying to be cool and all business like but just kept pissing myself with laughter every time the car rocked over to one side when the throttle was buried into the carpet. For a big lump of car it sure went well too, it hit 100 from a junction within 15 seconds easy.
It might be an old dinosaur compared to all this modern Jap techno stuff, but its in a league of its own characterwise- i think I'm gonna love it!
Need to complete the look now, found a 70's Longines pilots watch on eBay last night, just the roll top sweater, Rothmans fags and Herb Alpert 8 tracks to get sorted now- Cote d'azure here I come
Oh and it will swallow a couple of bikes in the back too- happy days indeed