Paint colors

The original colours of 793 of the 802 Aston Martin DBS 6 cylinder cars built have so far been identified, with only chassis numbers 5293, 5436, 5500, 5562, 5588, 5641, 5648, 5708 and 5800 remaining unknown or uncertain.

The following points should be noted :

- A total of 63 different colours were used

- 26 were used only once, giving their vehicles their own exclusive colour

- The first ever DBS (DBS/5001/R) was painted in  Dubonnet Rosso , as was the last car (DBS/5829/R).  The latter has recently been re-discovered after a long absence and it appears to still be in its  original colour

- The most popular colour was Silver Birch (107 cars) followed by  Dubonnet Rosso   (80 cars) and  Platinum  (76 cars)

- The most widely available colour was   Blue , with 21 different shades used during the four year production period of the Aston Martin DBS 6 cylinder cars.  They were : Midnight Blue, Ming Blue, Kingfisher Blue, Pacific Blue, Azzuro Blue, Persian Blue, Sierra Blue, Aegean Blue, Elusive Blue, Radford Blue, Lagoon Blue, Opalescent Blue, Jamaica Blue, Dawn Blue, Opalescent Metallic Blue, Wedgewood Blue, Seychelles Blue, Silver Blue, Special Ming Blue, Oxford Blue et Imperial Blue.  The capacity of the Newport Pagnell’s paint shop to create new colours and new names to differentiate between the 21 different types of blue appears to have had no limit, especially if one considers a name like  Elusive Blue, which literally escapes the imagination !

 - Contrary to certain rumours,  Bahama Yellow , which was made famous by the DBS driven Lord Brett Sinclair in The Persuaders, was not specially created for the series.  It was already listed in the catalogue and four cars had already been painted in this colour before it was chosen by the series producers for DBS/5636/R.  Another four DBS 6 cylinder cars were later also painted in the same colour, bringing the total number of DBS 6 cylinder cars in  Bahama Yellow  to nine. 

 

Different color table :

 

Color Number of painted cars     Color appeared with chassis number
     
Silver Birch 107 5006
Dubonnet Rosso 80 5001
Platinum 76 5004
Aquamarine 55 5024
Burnt Almond 45 5115
Olive 42 5020
Fiesta 42 5092
Pacific Blue 34 5014
Azzuro Blue 30 5028
Mink 23 5025
Celeste 20 5111
Sierra Blue 19 5068
Caribean Pearl 17 5015
Oystershell 17 5084
Goodwood Green 14 5026
Roman Purple 14 5063
Aegean Blue 14 5110
Amethyst 13 5003
Verde Aqua 10 5353
Pale Primrose 9 5033
Jamaica Blue 9 5221
Dawn Blue 9 5277
Bahama Yellow 9 5547
Midnight Blue 8 5007
Black 8 5252
Garrison Green 8 5497
Deep Carriage Green 7 5180
Automn Gold 5 5077
Shell Grey 4 5279
Ming Blue 3 5009
Silver Grey 3 5120
Imperial Blue 3 5810
British Racing Green 2 5275
Wedgewood Blue 2 5418
Brewster Green 2 5424
Seychelles Blue 2 5655
Cromwellian Buff 2 5815
Kingfisher Blue 1 5013
Duco 1 5023
Charcoal Grey 1 5050
Persian Blue 1 5065
Metallic Tudor Grey 1 5097
Special Red 1 5114
Metallic Celeste 1 5118
Elusive Blue 1 5134
Radford Blue 1 5145
Lagoon Blue 1 5173
Aluminium 1 5189
Opalescent Blue 1 5199
Opalescent Metallic Blue 1 5394
Everglade Green 1 5496
Dolphin Beige 1 5498
Sea Green 1 5529
Silver Blue 1 5678
Special Ming Blue 1 5702
California Sage 1 5732
Oxford Blue 1 5802
Raven Black 1 5804
Ascot Grey 1 5817
Cornish Gold 1 5819
Royal Claret 1 5821
Tankard Grey 1 5822
Lonsdale Yellow 1 5823
     
     

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Dubonnet Rosso

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Silver Birch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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