Needless to say, that feeling of grandness can also be seen quite easily when you think about the cars driven by the main protagonists throughout the 24 episodes of the series. The rough diamond Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis) goes places aboard his left-hand drive Ferrari Dino 246 GT, while the sophisticated Brett Sinclair (Roger Moore) owns a very special British automobile - a Bahama Yellow 1970 Aston Martin DBS V8.
That very car exchanged owners at this year's Bonhams - Aston Martin Works sale event for an impressive £533,500, which translates to $900,000 at current exchange rates. The famed 1970 Aston Martin DBS which starred in the hit British television series also set a new world record for an Aston Martin DBS sold at auction.
A motoring icon of the 1970s, the DBS draws its oomph from a 5.4-liter V8 churning out 320 horsepower and 240 lb-ft (325 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox from ZF or an optional Chrysler three-speed auto handled cog swapping, while 0 to 60 mph was achievable in 6 seconds flat. Back in 1970, the Aston Martin DBS V8 had a starting price of £5,281, which is over £150,000 ($252,000) in nowadays money.
However, Roger Moore's DBS from 'The Persuaders!' features a 4.0-liter inline-six under its bonnet. Don't get fooled by the V8 badging cause this British beef is a tad slower than its V8 sibling. Its 280 horsepower meant it went from naught to 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds. Nevertheless, the vehicle is in immaculate condition and comes with the handwritten signatures of both Moore and Curtis on the inside of the trunk lid.
Scroll down to watch a classic car chase from 'The Persuaders!' featuring both the Aston and the Ferrari. If the old school DBS isn't your cup of tea, then what about the jaw-dropping beautiful 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish?