1966 Aston Martin DB6

Mk1 Vantage

Summary

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

Description

Bonhams Auction - Aston Martin and related Automobilia
Aston Martin Lagonda Works Service
Tickford St
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
17 May 2008

Automobilia 10:30
Aston Martin motor cars 15:30

Restyled on a longer-wheelbase, the DB6 was introduced in 1965, abandoning the Superleggera body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel fabrication. The extensive makeover included a more-raked windscreen, raised roofline and re-shaped rear quarter windows. Opening front quarter lights made a re-appearance, but the major change was at the rear where a Kamm-style tail with spoiler improved the aerodynamics, greatly enhancing stability at high speeds.

‘The tail lip halves the aerodynamic lift around maximum speed and brings in its train greater headroom and more luggage space,’ declared Motor magazine, concluding that the DB6 Vantage was one of the finest sportscars it had tested. ‘The DB6 with its longer whe