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
Aston Martin DB4 Series II Coupé (1960 – November) Chassis No: DB4 /415/R One of only 349 produced The Aston Martin DB4, unveiled at the 1958 Paris Salon, was state-of-the-art for its time. A unique masterpiece of robust British engineering combined with exquisite Italian styling designed by Touring of Milan. The series II was launched in January 1960. The sleek body utilised Carrozzeria Touring’s famed Superleggera (super light) structure, a skeleton of small-diameter steel tubing covered by hand-formed aluminium body panels and all round glazed vision. This design enabled the DB4 to achieve a lightweight elegance that was particularly handsome on the DB4s shorter 98-inch wheelbase before the later DB models became larger and heavier. It used the powerful new aluminium twin overhead camshaft 3.7 litre straight-six engine that had just been developed for the DBR2 setting a new sports car lap record at Silverstone. Achieving 240bhp at 5500rpm as advertised, the DB4 with its all new lightweight body achieved speeds of 140mph. To world acclaim, the DB4 was officially tested ‘to accelerate from 0-100mph and decelerate from 100 mph to rest’ – in an incredible time of just 26.2 seconds. Whilst there were many minor modifications on the series II, many of these were under the skin. Maybe the only easy way so separates a Series I from a Series II is the adoption of opening rear quarter lights made with flat glass rather than curved. The DB4 has long been regarded by Aston enthusiasts as the purist example, with its exquisite proportions and nimble handling. Of all its five incarnations, the Series II, combining ‘cathedral’ rear lights, ‘egg crate’ front grille and deep bonnet scoop, with the successful resolution of the issues such as oil cooling, experienced on the earlier cars, is the most sought after model of the range. According to its accompanying Aston Martin Ltd (AML) Build Sheet and Service Records, this particular Series II example – chassis number DB4/415/R – was supplied new via Raymond Mays to Rowland Hunt Esq. of Aswardby Hall, Spilsby on November 11th 1960. Acquired by watchmaker Bentima Co Ltd of 168 Old St, EC1 the following April. a copy continuation logbook on file shows that ownership later transferred to James Mario Elliot of Carlisle Place, SW1, Brenda Diane Making, Anthony Elliott and C. Benge (interestingly, the latter three all quoted 28 Carlingford Road, Morden, Surrey as their address). The same document also reveals that the DB4 was upgraded with a later series powerplant during the 1960s (engine number 370/894 supplanting 370/487). Early DB4 engines were prone to failure hence the reason that Aston Martin added an oil cooler to its specification as the model evolved. Part of a private European collection from the late 1980s through till 2014 when it entered its current custodianship. Chassis DB4/415/R has since been substantially improved. Treated to a ‘top-end’ engine overhaul including replacement big valve cylinder head by Motronic Automotive Services of Iver at a cost of some £9,411.47, the four-seater was subsequently dispatched to marque specialist Chicane Classics for over £30,000 worth of attention to its steering, brakes, front / rear suspension, exhaust and tyres etc. Cosmetically enhanced via a respray in the correct period colour option of Californian Sage Metallic. Trimmed in Black leather as per its build specification and reunited with its original registration number ‘SCT 415’, this rare Aston Martin DB4 Series II is offered for sale with its copy build record, copy continuation logbook and the aforementioned restoration invoices. Without doubt a unique opportunity to acquire a rare and highly sought after Aston Martin presented in near concours condition and with superb provenance. This DB4 has been painstakingly and sympathetically restored over a period of time and must now be one of the finest examples of its type to come to market in recent times and is offered for sale by Hexagon Classics as sole owner and not a brokerage offer. Available for immediate inspection at our South Kensington Showrooms
1955 Lancia Spider Aurelia G.T. 2500 B24 - “America” by Pininfarina Right Hide Drive: Supplied New in Italy: EU Taxes Paid: 1 of 59 Produced Chassis Number: B24 -1004 Engine Number: B24 – 1029 2015 Mille Miglia Entrant (Car Number 375) Lancia’s first post-war car, the revolutionary Aurelia, appeared in 1950. Its combination of the first production V-6 engine with a balanced transaxle gearbox and inboard rear brakes were revelations in post-war Europe. The initial B10 saloon was quickly followed by a coupe, the B20, which was built on a shortened platform. Although the Aurelia was built with a semi-unitary body, a platform for coachbuilders (the B50) was also offered, on which Pininfarina built a four-seat cabriolet. However, it was felt that a proper open two-seater sport model was required, especially for the U.S. market. The answer was the B24 Spider “America”, which was launched in 1954. Pininfarina’s shapely roadster was built on a wheelbase that had been shortened a further 210 millimeters from the coupé, and it featured a dogleg wraparound windshield and side curtains, with no external handles for doors or the boot to interrupt the almost liquid lines. As Lancia had established itself in the early 1950s as a force in international competition, it is not surprising that hints of the marque’s D24 racing car could be seen in the look of the new sports car. After only 240 of the Spider “America’s” were built, a heavily revised model, the B24 convertible, was introduced in 1956. With an eye towards creature comforts rather than sportiness, the convertible added weight with roll-up windows, higher doors, more interior furnishings, and a more upright windshield. At once, the Spider “America” was destined to be set apart from the rest! a magnificent motorcar to complete a future Mille Miglia in! Of the 240 examples built, we understand that only 59 were built to Right Hand Drive specification. Our “Spider America” was the 4th chassis sequence motorcar produced. The 1st chassis was a prototype and has subsequently been destroyed. Chassis 1002 was the 1st completed and existing Left Hand Drive car and was exhibited at the Brussels Motor Show in 1954. We also believe that our car was the 3rd right hand drive car manufactured and supplied new to Works Maserati / Ferrari Grand Prix driver Cesare Perdisa. Hexagon Classics Aurelia G.T. has lived entirely in the temperate climate of Northern Italy until its purchase by us and the previous owner had just completed a comprehensive refurbishment programme costing in excess of Euro 50,000. These very rare motorcars are only seldom offered publicly for sale; at the Monterey, California Auctions August 2016 a 1955 Lancia Spider Aurelia G.T. 2500 B24S - “America” by Pininfarina (1 of 181 Produced) achieved at Gooding’s US$ 2,007,500.00 (GBP 1,500,000 Approx.) We offer for sale as owners and not a brokerage offer at GBP 945,000.00 (US$ 1,249,000.00) Available for inspection at our central London showroom in South Kensington showrooms.
Mercedes-Benz 280SL ‘California Coupé’ with Hardtop (1970) Right Hand Drive: ZF 5 Speed Manual 51,575 documented miles from new Chassis: 11304420016494 Engine: 13098320006123 The Paul Bracq-designed Mercedes-Benz 113 series succeeded both the 190SL and 300SL and made its public debut at the 1963 Geneva Auto Show. The first model, the 230SL, was a comfortable, well-equipped and compact two-seat sports touring machine that provided better performance than the 190SL. Instantly recognisable by virtue of their unique and strong detachable hardtop design, the cars were colloquially known as “Pagodas” The 280SL was introduced in 1967 and powered by a new 2.8-litre six-cylinder engine that produced 180bhp, 20 horsepower more than the preceding 250SL’s. The 280 SL, with its effortless power delivery has become the most sought-after of SL’s. This rare ZF 5 Speed 280SL is an example of the ‘California Coupé’, a 2+2 version (first introduced on the 250SL) that came with a rear bench seat occupying the space hitherto reserved for the convertible top. A removable hardtop provided the weather protection. Supplied new to the temperate climate of South Africa our 280 SL was then purchased by Mr Cassidy in 1999 and brought to the UK where it was subsequently put in to long term storage. Whilst in storage, the Mercedes has been kept in superb order throughout. This beautifully presented Mercedes-Benz comes with the following: * Original service book stamped from April 1970 * Original Owner’s Manual * Original Parts Catalogue * Original Wallet * Workshop Manual * Original Factory Data Card * Original Tools and Roll * Various invoices * 2 sets of original keys Long appreciated for its timeless style and excellent driving dynamics, this Mercedes- Benz is both a valuable collector’s car and a very satisfying one to drive. Mercedes-Benz marketed this car as “the sum total of everything the Mercedes-Benz engineers have learned about high-performance sporting machinery.” Four decades later the 280SL represents the finest convertible ever made by Mercedes-Benz. This stunning Mercedes-Benz is now available for viewing at our central London showrooms.
Aston Martin V8 Series III (Weber Carburetors) (1974) Left Hand Drive: Manual Transmission One Owner and 41,150 Miles from New One of Only One Hundred and Twenty Four Cars Produced After the sale of Aston Martin to ‘Company Developments’ in January 1972, work started on a comprehensive facelift of the DBS V8, the main visual cue being the adoption of single headlamps and a revised front grill. Now known as the AM V8, the car retained the Bosch mechanical fuel injection system until August 1973, when four twin choke Weber carburettors were fitted Externally the Weber carburettor V8’s featured a noticeably larger air intake and bulge extending to the back of the bonnet to cover the four twin choke 42 mm Weber’s and air box. Another change to the body which allows for easy identification of these cars and beyond is the panel below the rear screen. Previously this panel had louvers but these were deleted and the panel gained a small lip just above the boot lid. There were many other detailed improvements to the car with revised front seats, revised switches, improved cooling to engine and transmission plus a new fuel tank which gave more luggage space. The cars performance is a very impressive indeed; 310 bhp 5.3 litre engine delivering a top speed of 146 mph and hit 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds as tested in Autocar, Sept 1973. Our ultra-rare one owner car from new and largely original Left Hand Drive EU Specification V8 Manual Coupe was supplied new by Hexagon for personal export to Switzerland. This superb European specification factory original left hand drive model is one of only one hundred and twenty four cars produced by Newport Pagnell. All post-sale services etc. will be completed by an official Aston Martin Heritage Service Centre, prior to handover. With prices of these historically important V8 ‘s increasing in response to the rise in value of the David Brown DB4, 5 and 6’s, this particular model represents a unique opportunity to acquire one of the best low mileage and single family ownership examples in the market place today. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.
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.
Chassis no: 890455 Engine no: RA 6506-9 Body no: V8141 A Matching-Numbers Example: Desirable First-Series Fixed Head Coupé The first-series Fixed Head Coupé offered here was manufactured on 8 April 1964 and supplied new with the rare sundym glass option. Six days later, it was dispatched and delivered through Jaguar Cars of New York, New York. Its first owner is listed as W. Bailey, also of the Big Apple. Whilst its interim history is unknown, it was acquired by the previous owner from a gentleman in California, who is believed to have owned the E-Type for over 40 years. It is said that the car was used sparingly whilst in the U.S and that the mileage of 16,800 showing on the odometer, is believed to be correct, although no documentation The E-Type was returned to Europe to one of the UK’s leading and highly respected Jaguar restorers who were entrusted to carry out the restoration of the motorcar, documentation of works completed are presented in the cars’ chassis file. The body was taken down to bare metal and properly gapped prior to refinishing the car in Opalescent Silver Blue Metallic. The mechanical refurbishment included works to the engine, clutch, front suspension, exhaust system, cooling system & rear axle. Additionally, the interior was completely re-trimmed in Blue leather with Light Blue piping, as it had been originally commissioned. The car has covered only test mileage since its restoration was completed and remains fresh & ready to use for the next very fortunate The Jaguar E Type has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since it was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph in 2008 and in 2004; Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade and on the cars’ public release in 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”. These early 3.8-litre examples are amongst the most desirable of the breed, as they represent the purest and most unadulterated E-Type with the sought-after styling of the first series. This rare Fixed Head Coupé is an exceptional example, as it retains its original engine and is quite beautifully presented. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.
1965 Jaguar 4.2 Litre ‘E’ Type Fixed Head Coupe Chassis No: 1E. 2090 Engine No: 7E. 5838-8 Only 10,513 miles from New The Lowest Mileage Fixed Head Coupe in Existence? The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend; manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. It combined sensational looks, high performance and competitive pricing that instantly captured the imagination of the British public at the time and it has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since. It was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph; Sports Car International Magazine placed the E Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade. On the cars public release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made” The Jaguar 3.8 Litre ‘E’ Type was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 Litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK engine from the XK150S. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8 Litre engine was increased to 4.2 Litres in October 1964. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all were power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard from the XK150 in 1958. The first series motorcars can be recognized by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small “mouth” opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. Our utterly unique Jaguar ‘E’ Type was supplied new via the factory authorized Jaguar Cars distributor for Christchurch, New Zealand Archibald’s Garage to Mr D. G Owen on the 11th of February 1966. We understand that the Jaguar resided in New Zealand until it was acquired by Hexagon Classics. The Jaguar’s historical chassis file includes: * Original Certificate of Registration (1966) * Original Handbook Wallet * Original Jaguar Operating, Maintenance & Service Handbook inc. Factory Amendments * Original Maintenance Voucher Book * Original Factory Warranty Certificate * Original Jaguar Maintenance Chart * Original Factory Tuning & Preparation Book * Original Dealer Book & JDC Drivers Club Prospectus * Original Factory Supplied Tool Roll (Complete) * Original Factory Supplied Jack The current total mileage of our outstanding Jaguar 4.2 Litre ‘E’ Type Fixed Head Coupe stands at, 10,513 m and surely represents a unique opportunity to purchase and own one of the most iconic, lowest mileage motorcars of the 20th century; a “Jaguar E Type Fixed Head Coupe” Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms: £249,995.00
1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet: Right Hand Drive: UK Supplied 1 of Only 68 Right Hand Drive Cars Ever Produced Correct Matching Numbers Examples of this superb handmade model were built to extremely high standards and competed head on with Rolls-Royce & Bentley Corniche Convertibles as the ultimate soft top 4 seater motorcar. An enthusiast looking for a full 4-seater classic cabriolet would have a hard time finding a nicer collectible Mercedes Benz cabriolet than this car; so thoroughly modern and easy to use with its snug-fitting six-layer convertible top, excellent sound-deadening and quiet V8 engine and power steering. The 280SE 3.5 can cruise at today’s elevated speeds, delivering four people in better comfort than many new Our ultra-rare right hand drive cabriolet benefits from the highly desirable option of floor mounted 4-speed automatic gearbox, power windows and front head rests. Presented in near concours condition with the added benefit of a highly detailed restoration both bodily and mechanically by Australia’s leading Mercedes Benz restoration company Sleeping Beauties of Brisbane. Accompanying the car is its original handbook with the detailed pictures of the restoration completed. This magnificent 280SE 3.5 we believe is the only right hand drive example convertible offered for sale anywhere in the world today. Now available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.