2009 Aston Martin DBS is our Bring A Trailer auction pick

• This 2009 Aston Martin DBS currently for sale on Bring a Trailer looks like the ideal grand touring car to enter the electric age.

• It has a 5.9-liter V12 mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and it produces 510 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.

• Despite 46,000 miles on the odometer, this DBS looks neat and includes recent services including new tires. Auction ends Thursday, September 8.

Grand touring cars have to look great, offer top-notch luxury and deliver incredible performance. The best grand touring cars also offer manual gearboxes and high cylinder count engines. The Aston Martin DBS shown here, and on sale now on Bring a Trailer (which, as Car and driverpart of Hearst Autos), has all of the above.

Appearance is subjective, but I would make a strong case for the DBS as one of the most heartbreaking cars of the modern era. Body lines flow smoothly from the iconic front end to the squat hips at the rear. The DBS looks like a jaguar waiting patiently in the grass, ready to pounce.

By modern standards, of course, the DBS lags behind. The car is over 10 years old, which makes the infotainment look a little too much like your first flip phone. But infotainment isn’t the reason you buy a rear-drive six-speed GT car with a 5.9-liter V-12 ready to roar through its gears. Neither did the Aston Martin-branded umbrella, but it would be fun to show off at a Cars and Coffee Saturday.

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The V-12 here may have 46,000 miles on the odometer and repairs are probably near the cost of a few vital organs, but this DBS looks well-maintained. Perhaps you recognize the DBS from Casino Royale, in which freshly struck Bond Daniel Craig flips his DBS so as not to crush his beloved. High mileage can be scary, especially with a supercar, but if it was my money I’d take the risk.

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We may have given the edge to a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano in a comparison test in 2008, but that was before I got here – and anyway the author called the DBS a “very good”. That sparkling praise, DIY change and a loud V-12 should win over any potential bidders who are on the fence, assuming they can afford the six figures it’s likely to go for. With six days until the end of the auction on Thursday, September 8, the highest bid is $80,000 and is sure to increase from there.

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