1968 Aston Martin DB6

Mk1 Volante - AM Works Restored, Original Manual

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1968
  • Kilometerstand 
    21 000 mi / 33 797 km
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Restauriert
  • Innenfarbe 
    Rot
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Silber
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Supplied new in March 1968 via H R Owen Ltd to Mr J Fenton, Esq of London N6, finished in metallic Chrome Aluminium coachwork with black Connolly leather interior equipped with the ZF five-speed manual transmission. Optional extras were chrome road wheels, three-ear spinners, power operated aerial, front seat belts, Marchal quart-iodine spot lamps, Fiamm horns, a Wasso steering lock, a Blaupunkt New Yorker radio, and a tonneau cover

Invoices on file show that the Aston was owned in the late 1970s/early 1980s by a Mrs J Rubeck of Redhill, Surrey. In the early 1990s the car was acquired by Mr J L M Fruytier of Amsterdam, Netherlands and during his ownership was serviced and maintained by marque specialist Desmond Smail of Olney, Buckinghamshire, as evidenced by numerous bills on file. Mr Jeremy Butt of Leigh, Surrey is the next owner on record, acquiring the Aston in 2002. He was followed by Mr Paul Henry Everest of Bruton, Somerset (from January 2004). The current vendor has owned the Volante since April 2006

Throughout the current ownership the DB6 has benefited from a no-expense-spared approach to its maintenance, which has been entrusted to Aston Martin Works and respected marque specialists R.S Williams Ltd. The major refurbishment focused on the body which was extensively restored during 2012 by AMW at a cost in excess of £100,000 (invoice on file)

Works carried out included completely stripping down the body and removing the interior, hood, hood frame, glass, and doors, the latter being dismantled. Repairs were then made to the chassis, sills, doors, etc, with replacement panels fabricated and fresh metal welded in wherever necessary

The completed body was then re-sprayed silver, and the interior fully re-trimmed in ‘last of the roll’ original oil-based Connolly leather from AMW. In addition, the dashboard was re-painted and the front and rear quarter bumpers replaced

In April 2014, ‘3677/R’ was sent to R S Williams for servicing, an MoT test, and routine maintenance, which included an overhaul of the front suspension and fitting a service/exchange upper water radiator. Several RSW upgrades were fitted at the same time, including front road springs, horns and horn bracket, cooling modifications, and throttle bell-crank lever. RSW’s detailed bill for £20,898 is on file

Having covered only c1,700 miles since the 2012 restoration at Aston Martin Works, this beautiful DB6 Volante remains in generally excellent condition and has recently been serviced by RSW. Supplied with a quantity of MoT certificates dating back to 1990, a V5C Registration Certificate, various restoration and servicing invoices and a copy of the original build sheet, this factory manual Volante is one of just 140 Mk1 Volante’s produced and is a very correct and well documented example ready for enjoyable summer motoring

Please note the cherished UK registration ‘VDB 6’ is available via separate negotiation