Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: DB6 3128R
The DB6 marked Aston Martin’s first real departure in body shape from a design that appeared as the DB4 in 1958. The DB5 that followed was a truly beautiful car with impressive performance, but Aston Martin felt that a wider market required increased front and rear leg room, always a criticism of the DB4/DB5. In order to achieve this the platform chassis was lengthened, increasing wheelbase by almost four inches. Like the DB4/DB5, the DB6 used the Superleggera method of construction by Touring of Milan whereby aluminium body panels were attached to a lightweight steel tube frame, but the DB6’s extended rear necessitated a more rigid design using folding sheet metal frames.
Power was provided by the DB5’s 3,995cc twin overhead camshaft, straight six engine developing 282bhp at 5,550rpm; tra