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Aston Martin DB6: Buying guide and review (1965-1970)

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The DB6, when it was launched in the autumn of 1965, held out the promise of 150mph motoring for the family man – and this in the days when Britain’s motorways had no upper speed limit. The thought of racing up the M1 from London to the shires at 100mph-plus in the latest Aston Martin must have been a very seductive one indeed. 
 
Here was an Aston Martin that combined all the strengths of the DB4 and DB5 with increased interior space, extra luggage capacity, and even greater performance and high-speed stability. So why in the modern age has the DB6 tended to lag behind its predecessors, both in terms of perceived desirability and monetary value? 
 
Its comparative ubiquity is one reason. By the time production ended in November 1970, close to 2000 had been built. Not a huge quantity, but it was almost twice the number of DB5s that had left Newport Pagnell. A reputation (largely undeserved) for being heavier and softer than its predecessors, more GT than sports car, hasn’t helped either. Then there were the looks, always slightly divisive, then as now. 
 
Which one to buy?
 
To start, it’s worth pointing out that while the DB5 had been, in reality, no more than another evolution of the DB4, the DB6 was a genuinely new model. By adding almost four inches to the wheelbase and raising the roofline over the rear seats, it was now a passable four-seater. Shortening the twin trailing suspension arms on each side freed up some extra seat width, too. 
 
Under the new skin, the basic structure and mechanical package were pretty much carried straight over from the DB5. Remarkably, though, the Vantage version of the 4-litre straight-six could now be specified at no extra cost. With triple Webers and slightly racier cams, it gave 325bhp (up from the 314bhp of the DB5 Vantage) while the regular engine made 282bhp on SUs, this ‘softer’ state of tune being marketed as more suited to town driving. 
 
Also available at no extra cost was a Powr-Lok limited-slip differential and the choice of either Borg-Warner three-speed automatic or ZF five-speed manual transmission. Aston claimed a top speed of over 150mph, while most tests reckoned a maximum of around 145mph with 0-60 in circa 7sec with the manual ’box was representative. 
 
Best spec? Manual ’box, definitely. The auto was a pretty dreadful device even in the late ’60s, power-sapping and ponderous. It would maybe suite a Volante for just pottering around the lanes. Alternatively, Works can fit a modern four-speed self-shifter. If you’re thinking of buying an original auto and converting it to manual, though, be warned, the manual ’boxes are virtually unobtainable. 
 
In late 1969 the Mk2 version arrived with lightly flared wheelarch lips to accommodate wider wheels and tyres (shared with the recently introduced DBS model). Power steering was now standard and there was the option of electronic fuel injection, a first on a British car. The AE-Brico system was reckoned to give better fuel consumption though no more power than the carb-fed Vantage engine. In fact it proved troublesome, and most have long since been converted to triple Webers. 
 
The DB6 Volante was launched at the 1966 London Motor Show. Only 140 were built, and of those just 29 were Vantages, so finding one of these can be difficult, and expensive! 
 
The Mk2 with its bigger wheels and tyres and flared arches – and that shorter production run – is also favoured, as is the Vantage engine (many regular DB6s have been converted to ‘Vantage spec’ but they tend not to have the correct camshafts and use Spanish reproduction carburettors. Referencing the chassis number will quickly confirm the car’s original spec. 
 
Worthwhile upgrades include adding electric power steering, while replacing the rear lever-arm dampers with modern coil-overs improves both ride and handling. Thus equipped, a DB6 can be the equal of any of its Newport Pagnell brethren. 
 
If you think that a regular DB6 is just too common, and not quite practical enough, then there is of course the option of finding a Shooting Brake model. Six were initially built by coachbuilder Harold Radford with a full tailgate and the same 282bhp and 325bhp engine options of the saloon. A further three Shooting Brakes were built by FLM Panelcraft, with slightly more awkward styling and a split tailgate. Prices will be significantly higher than a regular DB6, if and when one of these is offered on the open market.
 
Performance and specs 
 
Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Vantage
Engine In-line 6-cylinder, 3995cc 
Power 325bhp @ 5750rpm 
Torque 290lb ft @ 4500rpm 
Transmission Five-speed manual/three-speed automatic
0-60mph c7.0sec 
Top speed c150mph 
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2584mm
Length 4623mm
Width 1676mm
Height 1359mm
Weight 1498kg 
 
Common problems
 
• These are 50-year-old cars now, so unless they’ve had a recent restoration or they've been incredibly well looked after, they’re going to need restoring. 
 
• The construction was essentially the same as for DB4 and 5 – a steel platform chassis, to which a tubular steel framework was attached, in turn supporting aluminium coachwork. Any – or all of it – can rust, particularly the steel platform. 
 
• Restoration costs, consequently, are just the same as for a DB4 or 5. Independent specialist Desmond J Smail charges £200-250,000 plus VAT. If you want a Works body-off restoration, you’re currently looking at £350,000. Plus VAT. 
 
• A well-documented history is highly prized, and will always add significant value to any DB6. Along with a great history, you can now get Aston Martin to verify the authenticity of any car under its Assured Provenance scheme.
 
• Even cars that have been restored need careful examination. If the doors don’t shut cleanly there’s something wrong, particularly if it’s had a lot of chassis work done. 
 
• Look for signs of accident damage. There’s a lot of bodging been done over the years, even as late as the ’90s. 
 
• Mechanically, DB6s are generally robust. Engine-wise look out for oil and coolant leaks from the block and cylinder head. 
 
• A lot of people fit the later 205-section tyres and wider wheels onto Mk1 cars. Although when jacked up they may appear to rotate freely, under load or cornering they foul the rear bump-stop brackets. They upset the handling a bit too, and they don’t look right. 
 
• Cars that don't tend to get a lot of use can develop minor issues such as slow or completely failed electric windows. This is the down to condensation and corrosion of the motor contacts. Although repairs are generally simple, it's best to check that everything is functioning correctly. 
 
Model History
 
October 1965: Aston Martin reveals the first DB6 saloon at the London motor show.
October 1965: Aston Martin Volante launched. Although based on the DB5, this 'short chassis' car featured DB6 bumpers, tail lights, oil cooler and leather stitching. The first car to wear the Volante name. 
October 1966: Updated DB6 Volante model goes on sale.
October 1967: Much more modern looking DBS goes on sale. DB6 continues to be produced along side. 
July 1969: Mk2 DB6 introduced, with flared wheel arches and a number of improvements taken from the DBS, and the option of AE Brico fuel injection. 
November 1970: Production comes to an end.

Owners clubs, forums and websites 
 
• www.amoc.org 
• www.amocna.org 
• www.astonmartinworks.com
• www.djsmail.co.uk

Summary and prices 
 
Unsurprisingly, the most expensive models are the Volantes. Reckon on more than double the price of any other DB6. The saloons, on the other hand, are rather more attainable. You can still find very presentable examples for around £250,000, rising to £300,000 for a car with good history, but the crucial thing is to investigate the car’s condition beneath the glossy coachwork. 
 
As specialist Desmond Smail says: ‘Even if you’re paying £250-300k for a DB6, if you want to get it fully restored, it’s still going to cost you at least £200k on top. You might as well pick the worst one you can find for £130k! The car you finish up with is still going to be worth the same.’ 
 
It could be some time before you might see a return on your investment, so you’ve got to really want a DB6 – and want to keep it and enjoy it – to be able to justify this sort of outlay. No harm in that, of course, and as Smail says: ‘The values will keep rising, so you’ll get your money back eventually. Look at DB5s, getting close to a million pounds now for the best…’ 
 
Words: Peter Tomalin // Pictures: Matthew Howell
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Last updated: 7th Apr 2016
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  • 154 - 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

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    The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 to create a combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing. Established as an icon of 1960's motoring and a great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, with the domestic market launch coming four months later, in July of that year. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburettor, 3.8-Litre, six cylinder XK engine from the XK150's. The first 300 cars built had flat floors and external bonnet latches and are considered to be rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the bonnet latches moved inside the car, whilst underneath the bonnet, the engine size increased to 4.2-litres in October 1964. This righthand drive, 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster, was manufactured on 19th March 1965 and delivered to Henlys in Manchester on 31st March with its new keepers being Ogden & Lawson Ltd. of Workington. The Heritage Certificate that accompanies the car also confirms that the car still retains its original registration number CNB 869C and was first register

    • Year: 2016
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    Historics at Brooklands
  • Aston Martin DB6

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    Aston Martin DB6 Mk 2 Saloon to “Vantage” Specification (1970) 5 Speed Gearbox: Correct Matching Numbers Chassis No. DB6MK2FI /4224 /R Engine No. 400/4537FI 1 of only 46 Cars Produced The final production series for the DB6 being the “Mk II” was the swan song of the DB variants produced by Newport Pagnell. The specification shared many parts with the DBS such as the wheels and tyres, hubs and seats so as to help to minimize costs, the wider tyres are accommodated by slight flares over the wheel arches. The DB6 differed from its predecessors in having a longer wheelbase which, at 8′ 5¾”, was 3¾” longer than that of theDB5. This meant more room for rear passengers, which made the DB6 more of a family man’s car and helped it sell better than the earlier models in the series. The bodywork was distinctive, with a slightly higher roofline than the DB4 and DB5, and featured an aerodynamically efficient abbreviated ‘Kamm’ tail. Our correct matching numbers DB6 Mk 2 “Vantage” is documented by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited as being one of only 46 cars to be originally manufactured with the AE Brico fuel injection system although this was not properly developed and virtually all of these cars were later converted to Weber carburettors as our example has been. A significant improvement over the already impressive 285 bhp of the standard DB6, according to the factory, this car now produces a reputed 325BHP and is presented in this ultimate specification together with an upgraded modern five-speed manual gearbox for superlative driving pleasure. Supplied new on the 16th February 1970 via Wharf Garages Ltd this outstanding example retains its colour combination of Verde Aqua metallic with Pigskin Connolly VM Hide interior as initially supplied new by the works. On Hexagon Classics acquisition, we commissioned a comprehensive mechanical overhaul by Marque specialists Pugsley & Lewis and a complete interior re-trim using the correct Connolly Vaumol hides. Accompanying the car in the chassis file: •Drivers instruction hand book •Original BMIHT certificate •Pictorial restoration pictures •Tool Roll •Aston Martin DB6 MKII brochure •Aston Martin DB6 Vantage road test We are delighted to offer for sale this ultra-rare DB6 Mk 2 to Vantage specification, one of only forty-six cars ever produced and presented in commensurately superb condition throughout. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showroom in South Kensington

    • Year: 1970
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  • 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. 1

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    The DB6 was launched at the London Motor Show in 1965 following on from the highly successful DB5 immortalised by the 1964 James Bond film 'Goldfinger'. The front end of the DB6 was visually similar to the DB5 but closer inspection revealed quite a different car. The wheelbase was lengthened allowing additional passenger space in the rear along with a raised roof line. The profile of the rear quarter lights echoed those of the DB4GT Zagato, a styling theme that continued through to the DBS and V8 models until production finished in 1990. Both front and rear bumpers were split into two pieces and the rear of the car was re-styled with a Kamm tail which helped reduce aerodynamic drag and gave the car more stability at speed. The engine remained the same as the Tadek Marek-designed DB5 unit, a 3,995cc twin overhead cam, straight six with triple SU carburettors producing a claimed 282bhp. 'If you want a truly British driver's car, the ultimate development of a continuous line of thoroughbreds from the Vintage era to the present day, there is nothing in quite the same field as the Aston.' - Motor Magazine on the Aston Martin DB6, 26th November 1966. This DB6 has been the subject of a ba

    • Year: 2016
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  • 1971 Aston Martin DB6 MK2

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    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 103000 mi
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  • 246 - 1965 Ford Thunderbird Landau

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    Affectionately known as the T-Bird, the 1965 Ford Thunderbird was the fourth generation, its re-styling boasting a more square appearance but still retained a similar look to the previous generation with a comparable grill design and twin headlights. The 300 bhp V8 was mated to a three speed automatic transmission and disc brakes were added at the front. Sequential indicators resulted in the individual segments of the rear lights flashing from inside to out. Three versions were offered, hardtop, convertible and Landau. This 1965 Ford Thunderbird Landau was imported into the UK from the USA in circa 1991 and was UK registered on 20th July 1991. This T-Bird is powered by the Ford V8 power plant of 390 cubic inch (6400cc) and fuelled by a Holly carburettor. On a recent test, the Thunderbird drove well and certainly had a presence about it, the vendor informing us that it attracts a positive reaction wherever it goes. A workshop manual accompanies the Thunderbird as well as an MoT test certificate valid until January 2017. This T-Bird is largely original and un-molested and awaits a new owner/enthusiast to enjoy.

    • Year: 2016
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  • 331 - 1965 Triumph Spitfire Four Mk. II

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    The production car changed little from the prototype, although the full-width rear bumper was dropped in favour of two part-bumpers curving round each corner, with overriders. Mechanics were basically stock Herald with the notable addition of front disc brakes. The engine was an 1,147cc four-cylinder with a pushrod OHV cylinder head and two valves per cylinder, mildly tuned for the Spitfire, fed by twin SU carburettors. Also from the Herald, came the rack and pinion steering and coil-and-wishbone front suspension, and at the rear, a single transverse-leaf swing axle arrangement. The body was bolted to a much-modified Herald chassis, the outer rails and the rear outriggers having been removed; little of the original Herald chassis design was left and the Spitfire used structural outer sills to stiffen its body tub. For 1964, an overdrive option was added to the four-speed manual gearbox to give more relaxed cruising. Wire wheels and a hard top were also available. In March 1965, the Spitfire Mk. II was launched. It was very similar to the Mk. I but featured a more highly tuned engine, through a revised camshaft design, a water-cooled intake manifold, and tubular exhaust manifold, in

    • Year: 2016
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  • Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

    £375,000 £375,000

    Variant name:VANTAGE , - Finished in original build colours of Goodwood Green with Natural hides - Original Vantage specification - Original Manual transmission - Matching numbers example - 43,000 miles We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Aston Martin DB6 in the desirable drivers specification of Vantage engine and manual gearbox, of which only 268 are believed to have been produced in right hand drive form. Presented in its original colour combination of Goodwood Green with Natural Connolly (VM856) hides, This matching numbers car features a 4.2 Litre R.S Williams Vantage engine with triple Webber Carburettors driving through a 5 Speed ZF manual transmission. Built in 1966, DB6/2612/R was delivered to its first owner, Mr. Lionel Frank of London in 1967 before being bought by a Mr. Robert F. Snodgrass of Jacksonville, Florida in May 1983. While in Florida, the car featured in the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Concours d’Elegance, held in Orange Park, Florida, securing the overall victory in the sports car class in 1986. The car was repatriated in 1987 when it was bought by a Mr Peter Bennett of Cheshire. In 1993, a Mr Phillip Guy instructed a senior figure at Aston Martin to source the best DB6 that he could find. DB6/2612/R was that car and it was duly acquired by Mr Guy, who maintained the car to an exceptionally high standard. Under his ownership, a great deal of work was completed by renowned Aston Martin specialists R.S. Williams. This included a £19,000 engine rebuild completed in 1998, during which it was bored out to 4.2 Litres. A substantial history folder which includes a copy of the original build sheet, MOT records dating back to the 1980’s, servicing and maintenance records An original DB6 instruction manual also accompanies the car. In excellent condition throughout, demonstrating just the right level of patina.

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 43000 mi
    • Engine size: 4
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  • 264 - 1965 Bristol 408 Mark II

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    The Bristol 408 was made between 1963 and 1966 and unusually for Bristol; a slightly revised version was launched during the middle of the model's production run in 1965 and known as the 408 Mark II. Mechanically, the Bristol 408 was identical to its predecessor the 407, which had been a major departure for Bristol with its use of a Chrysler V8 engine and automatic transmission. However, outwardly there were some major changes. The frontal styling of the 407 - which had been a carry-over from the six-cylinder 406 and 405 - was discarded and in its place was a rectangular grille with pronounced horizontal bars. Another major change was the turn indicator lamps, which on the 408 were wide and rectangular in contrast to the 407's round lamps. Due to safety concerns, the push-button layout of the automatic transmission was modified through the use of a safety lever to prevent an unwary person moving the car out of "Park". There were also rectangular instead of circular push-buttons for the gear selector in this version of the car. The transmission itself was now of cast alloy and was over 30 kilograms lighter than that of previous eight-cylinder Bristol's. The engine of the 407 and ori

    • Year: 2016
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  • 282 - 1965 Ford Mustang Notchback

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    Think of a pure out-and-out American pony car, designed to bring out the youth in everyone, powering you and your girl west down Route 66 and you could well have a Mustang coupé in your mind. The best-selling Mustang variant of all time with just 249 short of half a million rolling off Ford's production lines. The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on 9th March 1964 and was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on 17th April 1964. It was, and remains, one of the most successful product launches in automotive history. The Mustang sold over one million units in its first 18 months on the market and its legend lives on with revised models still in production today after 50 years. With each revision, the Mustang saw an increase in overall dimensions and in engine power. Now could be the time to ignite your youth again as the new owner of this cool blue example. Supplied in good, solid order throughout, the vendor describes it as, "sound", with a good interior and a strong and reliable 289c.i. engine. Benefitting from a full one year MoT test certificate, this handsome example comes with a UK V5C registration document, represents

    • Year: 2016
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  • Aston Martin 1967 DB6 Rally Car

    £280,000 £280,000

    This DB6 saloon was initially registered in November 1967, the first registered keeper being a John (Johnny) Ireland from Wolverhampton, Industrialist and Chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club! It was then sold to Scottish Motor Services in Glasgow in 1986 and then to a Mr Cleanthi of Coulsdon Surrey in 1995. The car was purchased by the last keeper in 2001 with the intention of converting it to Rally spec to compete in the 2003 Arctic Rally. The 'no expense spared' conversion was carried out by Desmond J Smail from 2002 to 2003. Desmond was so confident in the quality of his work that he accompanied the owner on the rally himself!! This car has since successfully competed in many other rallies from 2003 to 2009 as follows: 15th Classic Pamplona, 15th Winter Monte Carlo, 2nd Emerald Isle, 16th Winter Monte Carlo, 3rd Emerald Isle, 17th Winter San Remo, 4th Emerald Isle, Rally of the Tests, Rome Liege, 20th Classic Cortina. For all these events it has been maintained and prepared by Desmond J Smail. Some of the main rally preparation includes the following. 4.2 Cosworth spec engine conversion, motor sport suspension front and rear, motor sport brakes front and rear, Spar

    • Year: 1967
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  • Aston Martin 1966 DB6 Vantage

    £449,000 £449,000

    The DB6 was the final evolution of the Aston Martin that had started with the introduction of the DB4 back in 1958. Launched in 1965, it departed from that evolutionary path to a far greater degree than its predecessor the DB5. The ‘Superleggera’ principle of body construction was largely done away with in favour of more traditional methods with a resultant weight saving. The wheelbase was increased by 4” which gave the cabin more room and for the first time the car became a true four seater! There were also marked styling differences over the DB5, in particular the rear three-quarter windows which recall the DB4 GT Zagato and the ‘Kamm’ inspired tail, reflecting the Project 214 race cars, which greatly improved the DB6’s straight line stability. The DB6 also had the best version yet of the Marek 4.0 litre 6 cylinder unit with improvements in Vantage form to develop a power output of 325 bhp. With the increase in wheel base and improvements to rear suspension and engine development the DB6 was considered the best Aston yet to drive and as such continued to be produced until 1970 by which time the DBS production was well under way. This DB6 Vantage was originally registered in March

    • Year: 1966
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  • Aston Martin 1966 DB6 Vantage LHD

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    This DB6 Vantage is 1 of only 37 original LHD Vantage specification DB6 produced by the factory. Delivered new in France in its original colour scheme of Platinum with Dark Blue Connolly, with factory extras of Vantage engine, limited slip diff, chrome wheels, heated rear screen, 3 ear hub caps and power aerial. The matching numbers DB6 Vantage was first registered through French Aston Martin agent Garage Mirabeau to the wife of well-known French singer Richard Anthony. Apparently she was driving a Ferrari 250 Lusso, but the Aston was new machinery and en vogue in comparison. It was kept in their ownership and registered in Paris until 1971 when it was sold to Mr. Franck Fernandel, also a Paris resident. Only two weeks after its purchase by Mr. Fernandel, it was once again sold to Mr. Daniel Leroy another Paris resident. Later in the same year, it was once again sold to another Parisian Mr. Jean Michel. In 1974, the DB6 moved South to Montpellier and new ownership. In the 1980’s it moved North once again to Mulhouse having been purchased by a Mr. Marx. In the early 1990’s, the DB6 was fully restored, both cosmetically and mechanically with photographic documentation by the Ferrari

    • Year: 1966
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  • Aston Martin 1968 DB6 Vantage Volante

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    The term 'Volante', denoting convertible versions of Aston Martin, was first introduced at the London Motor Show in 1965 when the DB6 was announced, but it wasn't until the same show in 1966 that the DB6 Volante was first displayed. The Db6 was the final evolution of the Aston Martin that had started with the introduction of the DB4 back in 1958 and it departed from that evolutionary path to a far greater degree than its predecessor the DB5. The ‘Superleggera’ principle of body construction was largely done away with in favour of more traditional methods with a resultant weight saving. The wheelbase was increased by 4” which gave the cabin more room and for the first time the car became a true four seater! There was also a marked styling difference over the DB5 convertible with the ‘Kamm’ inspired tail, reflecting the Project 214 race cars, which greatly improved the DB6’s straight line stability. The DB6 also had the best version yet of the Marek 4.0 litre 6 cylinder unit with improvements in Vantage form to develop a power output of 325 bhp. With the increase in wheel base and improvements to rear suspension and engine development the DB6 was considered the best Aston yet to driv

    • Year: 1968
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  • 1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6

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    Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this lovely example of David Browns DB6. 24/06/1969 Dubonnet Red. Black leather trim. Manual. The engine has been converted to 4.2ltrs and also to run on unleaded fuel. Heavy duty starter and kenlowe fan. Inner and outer sills have been replaced. Converted to negative earth. Power assist steering. Electric windows. Chrome wire wheels. Please contact Roger Bennington or Jonathan on 01508 530491 to discuss further and to arrange a viewing.

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 1969 mi
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  • Aston Martin DB6 MKI Vantage Volante

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 1 Vantage Volante RHD This DB6 is an exceedingly rare motorcar being one of just 29 examples built with the desirable Volante drop head body and finished to Vantage specification. The Vantage models featured a number of upgrades including power steering, power operated hood, electric windows, front seat belts as well as an uprated engine fitted with three twin choke Weber DCOE 45s, which delivered an increased power output of 325 bhp versus the 282 bhp of the standard model. The example offered here is particularly important in view of its well documented ownership history that includes the legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. According to the factory build sheets this car was originally supplied in the U.K. to Mr B.M. Lee of Hadleywood in April 1967. As delivered, it had the options of 3.73:1 limited slip differential, chrome wire wheels with three ear knock-off spinners and a power aerial. After a brief period with Mr Lee, the factory records note two further British owners, the first being a Mr S. Newman of the architecture practice Newman Levison & Co while the second is simply listed as the '

    • Year: 1967
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  • ASTON MARTIN DB6

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    This beautiful Aston Martin DB6 is currently undergoing the metal fabrication stage of restoration and will be completed to a very high standard. Information from Heritage Certificate - Make/Model: Aston Martin DB6 Saloon Car/Chassis Number: DB6/2962/R Engine Number: 400/2961 Body Number: Not recorded Specification: RHD, Home Market Colour: Mink (exterior) Dark Blue (Trim) Date Of Build: 21 September 1966 Date Of Despatch: 31 March 1966 Destination (Dealer): Plough Motors (Stroud Valley) Limited Other Numbers (where recorded): Gearbox 10240, Rear Axle Number F66/145, Key FS.888, FS.918 Details Of Factory Fitted Equipment: Automatic Gearbox, Power Assisted Steering, Chrome Roadwheels, Heated Rear Window, Three Eared Centre Locking Hub Nuts, Limited Slip Differential, Powered Aerial, SU HD8 Carburettors Other Information: Rear Axle Ratio: 3.54-1. The registration mark KDF 400E (quoted by you) was issued in Gloucestershire. Issued To: Peter Hilton Date Of Issue: 21 August 2009 Upgrades being fitted during body off restoration - Electronic Power Steering (tbc) Wider Chrome Wire Wheels Rolled Arches (to clear the above - subtley executed) Big Brake Kit T5 Gearbox (5 speed manual)

    • Year: 1967
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  • Z Aston Martin DBSZ

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    The DBSZ Concept Coupe. Developed from a union of the Aston Martin DB4 GTZ’s lines and the platform of the later, improved Aston Martin DBS models, the DBSZ concept can be described more as a silhouette rather than a replica. Nevertheless it is a true Aston Martin in appearance, luxury and performance. For more information please click here Please feel free to contact us for any further information.

    • Year: 1969
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  • Aston Martin DB6 Mk I Vantage

    £399,995 £399,995

    1966; 5-Speed Manual; Navy Blue with contrasting Tan Leather & matching Blue Wilton Carpets throughout. Comes with exceptional comprehensive history files containing details of previous owners, detailed invoices dating from the 1970’s including recent invoice of work carried out in July 2015, MOT certificates and original DB6 Instruction Book. A Certified Copy of Factory Record shows the vehicle build date of March 1966 and it being supplied new to H R Owen for Eton Garages of Kensington. MOT runs until August 2016. This vehicle has been fitted with Electronic Assisted Steering and Air Conditioning. Pls call with your enquiries & to make an appointment to view - 020 8418 9191 or 07836 522234

    • Year: 1966
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  • Aston Martin DB6

    £329,995 £329,995

    •Includes fitted indoor cover •Extensive history files included •Benefitted from significant specialist attention •Drives extremely well This immaculate Aston Martin has benefitted from significant specialist attention in recent years, including chassis, suspension and body restoration, engine rebuild, and the fitment of a correct ZF 5 speed gearbox. All of this work is detailed in the extensive history files which accompany the car. This has resulted in a DB6 which not only looks stunning but also drives extremely well. Fitted with a desirable Becker Mexico stereo/navigation system and a Webasto sunroof. Complete with its original handbook and a fitted indoor cover. A great opportunity to purchase a fully sorted DB....

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  • Aston Martin DB6

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    Aston Martin DB6 Coupé (1967) Right Hand Drive: Automatic Transmission Chassis No: DB6/3241/R Engine No. 400/3313 Long Term Ownership 33 years Correct Matching Numbers: Of all the cars ever produced by Aston Martin, the DB6 is arguably the ultimate development of the David Brown “gentleman’s express” concept of a Grand Touring motor car. The DB6 continued the attractive styling of covered headlamp nose, while the back ended in an aero-efficient “Kamm tail” which featured a small upswept spoiler. The chassis was extended 3.75-inches in order to accommodate for the first time a pair of usable rear seats and the body panels were, as always with an Aston, of hand-formed aluminium. The new DB6 also featured enhanced options to include; power-assisted Girling disc brakes and a limited slip differential. The interior coddled the lucky occupants in the finest Connolly hides and Wilton wool carpet – quite the anomaly when one considers that all this limo luxury travelled zero to 60 miles per hour in under seven seconds and had a top speed of 148 miles per hour! # 3241/R was supplied new on the 10th November 1967 by Rose & Young Ltd, Caterham Surrey to Mr N Jaweather of Footcray, Kent. The last owner, a prominent Italian lawyer & a resident of Rome, kept & enjoyed the Aston as his daily motorcar for over 30 years until Hexagon Classics acquisition in the summer of 2015! The car was commissioned to be built to the following specification and options, as the car is still presented today. •Exterior: Dawn Blue (Rolls-Royce Colour Option) we understand one of only 3 cars manufactured to this specification •Interior: Connolly Grey Hide VM3393. Borg Warner automatic gearbox, heated rear screen, chromium wire wheels, power operated aerial, three eared spinners, factory fitted power assisted steering & front headrests. In Hexagon Classics ownership, the following restoration works have been completed: •Bare metal repaint in Dawn Blue •Complete re-trim in Connolly Grey Hide VM 3393 •New Wilton Carpets in Grey •New Chromium Wire Wheels •Comprehensive Mechanical overhaul by marque specialists costing in excess of £80,000.00 The motorcar is presented with the following documentation: •Factory Build Specification Sheet •BMIHT Heritage Certificate •Original Drivers Instruction Hand Book •Original Road Test Reports •Factory Brochure •Contemporary service & restoration invoices from 1983 We are very proud to offer for sale this wonderful Aston Martin DB6 Automatic Coupe, presented in superb restored condition, ready to be used & enjoyed. Displayed in our South Kensington showrooms & available for immediate inspection.

    • Year: 1967
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