The original DBS bowed in the mid-1960s and had the distinction of being the first Aston Martin to bring the automaker’s design language into a new era and the last car built under Brown’s control. The second iteration of the DBS was a worthy successor. The modern model succeeded the Vanquish S as Aston Martin’s flagship model and made its mouth-watering debut in 2006 appearing as James Bond’s vehicle of choice in ‘Casino Royale’.
The car was officially unveiled in 2007 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Power came from a 510-horsepower version of the company’s 5.9-liter V-12, which could be paired to either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearboxes. Though it was a relatively large car, the DBS weighed just over 1,600kg, thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre for its bonnet, wings, and numerous structural components. Underneath, the DBS utilized a new adaptive suspension design that gave the car tenacious handling whilst carbon-ceramic disc brakes ensured that it would come to a halt quickly and effortlessly.
Nearly two years after the DBS debuted in coupe form, Aston Martin unveiled the convertible Volante version. The car featured a fabric top that could tuck away in fewer than 15 seconds at the tap of a button at speeds as high as 30 mph.
In 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin released the ‘UB-2010’ edition, a limited run car built to commemorate Ulrich Bez’s 10 years as CEO of the company. Just 40 of these cars were produced in total, 20 Coupes and 20 Volantes.
All 40 cars are finished in a unique colour scheme that Bez himself specified. This includes Azurite Black metallic paintwork, Blue Brake Callipers, Metallic Bronze leather seats with woven inserts, and a special Cryptic Titan interior trim finish. The front seat headrests are embroidered with Dr Bez’s signature and the numbered engine plaque has been signed by Bez.
This UB-2010 Volante that we are pleased to offer for sale is number 20 of 20 produced and was built to Swiss specification. Additional factory options included; Carbon Fibre Rear Lamp and Door Mirror Caps, 2 plus 2 Seating, Diamond Turned Wheels in Azurite Black, Bitter Chocolate Carpet, and Leather Headlining.
Since delivery it has resided in a large private collection and sits today showing just 225 km from new. This car offers the surely unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a 1 owner, delivery mileage example of the already rare DBS Ulrich Bez edition and would be a worthy addition to any Aston Martin collection. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.