1966 Aston Martin DB6

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Chassis number 
    DB6/2726/R
  • Lot number 
    108
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

1966 Aston Martin DB6 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. 22 KJY
Chassis no. DB6/2726/R

This DB6 was first registered in August 1966 as '7 LPX' and was originally owned by a Mr A B Davies. Two subsequent owners are listed on the accompanying copy guarantee form, which records the original colour scheme as Oystershell with red interior trim. Items of non-standard equipment listed are as follows: Borg Warner automatic transmission; chrome wheels; heated rear screen; 3-ear hubcaps; and a power operated aerial.

During the 1970s, the Aston was exported to the USA, returning in the late 1980s when it was re-imported by Marksdanes Classic Cars. It was sold on to R P and D Walton, who stored the car until 1995 before commencing a comprehensive restoration (bills on file).

The car has been regularly maintained during previous ownership, and in 2005 a complete engine rebuild to 4.2-litre unleaded specification was carried out by marque specialists Chris Shenton Engineering. In December 2006, the original Borg Warner three-speed automatic gearbox was replaced with a ZF four-speed 'box by Graham Whitehouse Autos, which also involved overhauling the rear axle, overhaul and replacing the prop shaft, bell housing, and gearbox oil cooler. Invoices for the engine and gearbox work are on file. The car continued to be maintained and upgraded while in previous ownership, with numerous components renewed. Most recently the DB6 has been regularly maintained by marque specialists Aston Service Dorset and Wren Classics, and their bills for circa £20,000 are available.

The DB6 is offered today in generally very good condition; its bodywork is very tidy and the paintwork is presentable, but showing stone chips around the headlights, front panel, and to the bonnet. There is also evidence of some retouching. With recent new front and rear bumpers, the brightwork appears good and the interior – grey seats and door cards with dark blue carpeting – is in generally good order, although the driver's seat shows some signs of wear. Following a recent checkover by Aston Service Dorset it was MoT'd to October 2021, this previously restored and sensibly upgraded DB6 should require relatively little 'TLC' to bring it back to the peak of perfection.