Bonhams Auction - Aston Martin and related Automobilia
Aston Martin Lagonda Works Service
17 May 2008
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