1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Volante Vantage breaks Barons sale record.
An ultra-rare 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Volante Vantage has sold for £781,000 at auction.
The unrestored example, which is just one of 29 built, breaks the record previously set by a 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback ‘barn find’ (£739,000), just three months ago.
The sale marks the highest price ever paid at a Barons auction, with the DB6 having crossed the auction block at Sandown Park on July 28.
Built in 1969, the DB6 is believed to be the last of its kind to leave the factory, and today remains in its original condition having been under single-ownership since 1981.
The Aston was joined by a recently restored 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type 2+2, which sold for £46,750, and a 2014 Dax Cobra, which surpassed its £20,000 estimate to sell for £32,175.
Barons director, Peter Gascoigne, hailed the sale as ‘truly remarkable’. “We believe this may be a record for an unrestored example of this particular Aston Martin, so these are very exciting times for Barons.
“To have two such cars within three months of each other is truly remarkable.”