1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon Registration no. MJW 707E Chassis no. DB6/3040/R Engine no. 400/3075
'MJW 707E' was first registered to Cyril Williams Motors, Wolverhampton on 15th February 1967 and to its first private owner, one B C Felton of Streetly, Sutton Coldfield on 20th July that same year. In July 1972 the Aston passed to its second private owner, E Shipley of Egham, Surrey, who kept it until August 1982. The next owner, David Thomas of Milton Keynes, kept the car until December 1990 when it was sold at auction as part of his estate to the current vendor. The auction catalogue description states that the Aston had been carefully stored in recent times and well maintained to his exacting standards by the late owner.
An MoT certificate dated January 1972 recorded the mileage as 33,075, while a letter from Smiths Industries dated 7th June 1972 indicates that the speedometer was replaced when the mileage was 33,296. A manuscript note suggests that the original speedometer was 8% fast and
that the true mileage at that time was 30,632. When the vendor acquired the vehicle, the odometer reading was 40,734 miles.
Shortly after acquisition the DB6 was despatched to Aston Martin Works Service in Newport Pagnell for various works including a full inspection, removal of the cylinder head, checking the block surfaces, fitting new gaskets, refurbishing carburettors, a new kingpin and replacing trim items, etc (see bills totalling £10,000 on file). In 1996 a new Borg & Beck type clutch was installed by Car Care Works, Bovingdon and in 2015 new uprated brake servos were fitted.
Until 1997, the vendor used the Aston for an average of approximately 2,000 miles each year. From 1997 until 2015 it has been kept in a de-humidified garage and has not been driven other than for a few miles each year for MoT tests and servicing. The odometer has shown 53,357 miles since 2000 and is clearly stuck (although speed is shown correctly). It is estimated that 'MJW 707E' has covered no more than 1,500 miles since August 1996 and that a correct odometer reading would be approximately 54,000 miles. Taking the speedometer replacement in 1972 into account, it is estimated that the car may have covered only some 85,000 miles in total since it left the factory in 1967. MoT'd to August 2015 and described by the vendor as in generally very good condition, the car is offered with the aforementioned bills and correspondence; an old-style green logbook; V5C document; numerous old tax discs and MoTs; the original Lake & Elliot car jack and a nice file of earlier correspondence and bills, etc dating back to 1972.