Buy a Bullitt-Powered Aston-Martin DBS to Impersonate Two Idols At Once!

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As dedicated fans of mechanically sound but otherwise rough classics, this ’69 Aston Martin DBS has us going “hmmm”. In place of the original 280ish HP 4.0L I-6, the motor and 5-speed stick from a 2001 Bullitt Edition Mustang’s been swapped in. One might point out that the 01 Bullitt made a mere 265HP, but one would be forgetting that in ’01 cars were rated using the SAE Net method, while ’69 motor’s numbers were SAE Gross (aka massively optimistic). We’d call it at least even, if not give the ‘Stang motor the edge.  That, and this one will actually start and run when you want it to.

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The interior on this example is a classy black and looks to be in good shape. The only worrying part (aside from angry the mob of AM devotees hunting you down) is the rust in the rocker panels that appears to be on the verge of being a structural issue. Then, there’s the price: bidding’s still low, but the Buy It Now of $30k seems mighty optimistic, and suggests a mid-to-high 20s reserve. In our minds, this is more like a $15-20k car, given the swap and the bodywork that’ll need to be done.

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What say you, hoons? Awesome opportunity to chase bad guys through The City while talking to Q on your watch videophone or blasphemous waste of a classic?

Edit: Might help if we added the link: eBay Motors

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12 responses to “Buy a Bullitt-Powered Aston-Martin DBS to Impersonate Two Idols At Once!”

  1. engineerd Avatar

    I love it! I'm a Ford and Aston Martin fanboy, as well as a fan of both James Bond and Steve McQueen. If I had the cash, and it were at a more reasonable price (like you said, $15k would be about right), then I would totally buy this and have my name legally changed to Steve Bond. Or James McQueen. Or, convert to Catholicism and just change my name to James Bond Steve McQueen.

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      What about James "Steve McQueen" Bond?

      1. Goingincirclez Avatar

        That's probably better than "Bond McQueen". People might get the wrong idea.

  2. Maymar Avatar

    Eh, George Lazenby isn't my idol, and as much as Steve McQueen's badass, I'd rather pay homage to H.B. Halicki for the extra 40hp, if we're limiting ourselves to S197 Mustang engines. Plus, rust scares the hell out of me, having owned a succession of beaters.

  3. […] https://hooniverse.com/blog/2009/12/11/buy-a-bullitt-powered-aston-martin-dbs-to-impersonate-two-idol…As dedicated fans of mechanically sound but otherwise rough classics, this ‘69 Aston Martin DBS has us going “hmmm”. In place of the original 280ish HP 4.0L I-6, the motor and 5-speed stick from a 2001 Bullitt Edition Mustang’s been … […]

  4. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Link added, btw. In case anyone here's crazy enough…

  5. muthalovin Avatar

    30K is a lot of monies in the Hooniverse. I like it, but would like it more sans rust and 15k.

  6. joshuman Avatar

    Mechanical aptitude and having all the tools and ability to cut, bend and stick metal together with other molten metal are two entirely different things to me. I can wield a wrench but I can't weld worth a damn.

  7. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    I like it, the swap seems to be done well, but the body work could have come first.
    10-15k.

  8. Greg Kelley Avatar
    Greg Kelley

    Hi everyone! I just found this webpage……and wondering if anyone knows the location of this Aston OR if it's still for sale???? Also would be interested in any other Aston DBS basket case car as a project!! Regardless of condition. Email me at: gmkohmss@nctv.com and I would greatly appreciate it!! Finders fee paid too!!!
    Regards
    Greg Kelley

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