Aston Martin Lagonda Limited produced its own grand tourer car called the Aston Martin DBS in the year 1967. A grand tourer is a type of luxury car which is designed specifically for long distance driving, and Aston Martin Ltd, a British automobile manufacturer, brought a new competition to these types of cars.
The DBS was created as a successor of the Aston Martin DB6, also a grand tourer, which was produced two years earlier. This was created as a two door coupé that follows an front engine, rear wheel drive layout. The car was designed by the British car designer William Towns, and it was manufactured with several types of transmissions including the Borg Warner automatic and the five speed manual.
This grand tourer was popularized through the infamous James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in the year 1969. A more modern version of the Aston Martin DBS was also shown in the Quantum of Solace in 2008 and in Casino Royale in 2006. Other appearances of the car in films and shows include the movie Diamonds are Forever and the television series called The Persuaders.
This car is known as the last one to be manufactured during the control of David Brown, Aston Martin’s owner. Its production was halted in 1972 when it was replaced by the Aston Martin DBS V8 and the Aston Martin Vantage.