1966 Aston Martin DB6
Year of manufacture1966
Offered from The Chester Collection
1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon
Registration no. NBY 929D
Chassis no. DB6/2450/R
*Previous ownership from 1981 to 2019
*Off the road 1982-2015
*Extensively restored between 2015 and 2018
*Little used since completion
"Stage by stage, as the DB has become dominant in the Aston Martin strain, the successive cars have changed their image. Today the aim is to offer the maximum of luxury and refinement as well as the ultimate in road performance. The minor barbarities of so many great sports cars of the past are no longer acceptable at least in the hand built models now leaving Newport Pagnell. Obviously such a car as the DB6 is expensive and exclusive but the value matches the price." Autocar, 1966.
This Aston Martin DB6 was purchased in Leytonstone, East London in 1981 and taken off the road the following year, remaining laid up until 2015 when a major restoration commenced. Completed in 2018, this extensive rebuild is documented by invoices totalling £94,000 from Mega-Tech Engineering of Brandon, Suffolk for works carried out between February 2015 and February 2017, together with others for parts supplied by Aston Service Dorset to the value of £18,000. The car also comes with a photographic record of the chassis restoration.
Previously, in February 2006, the engine had been rebuilt by renowned marque specialists R S Williams Ltd. Other works carried out included fully rebuilding the transmission; installing a new wiring loom; re-trimming the seats and renewing the carpets (with soundproofing); and fitting a stainless steel exhaust system and MWS wire wheels.
It should be noted that this car left the factory equipped with automatic transmission but has since been fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox, possibly by the factory as all parts used are of Aston Martin origin. The restoration was completed by D Wood MotorSport at Aston Service Dorset, since when the car has seen little use. It remains in commensurately excellent condition.
The immediately preceding owner, a mechanical engineer, had intended to drive the DB6 once restored but felt that it was too good to use and, regretfully, decided to offer it for sale. The current vendor purchased the Aston in May 2019, since when it has been carefully stored at a professional facility and checked over regularly by his own mechanic. Accompanying paperwork consists of a V5C registration document and the aforementioned restoration bills.