1966 Aston Martin DB6

'Barn Find'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
The DB6 marked the first substantial evolutionary change from a design that first appeared as the DB4 in 1958. The DB4 and the DB5 that followed were beautiful cars with impressive performance, but Aston Martin felt that a wider market required increased front and rear leg room, the slight lack of which had always been a criticism of the DB4/DB5. In order to achieve this, the platform chassis was lengthened, increasing wheelbase by almost four inches which also meant a structural change at the rear of the car. The DB4 and DB5 used the Superleggera method of construction developed by coachbuilders Touring of Milan, whereby aluminium body panels were attached to a lightweight steel tube frame, but the DB6’s extended rear necessitated a stronger and more rigid structure using folding sheet metal frames. The rear of the car now featured the celebrated flicked-up ‘Kamm tail’, impr

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