1967 Aston Martin DB6

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    17 392 mi / 27 990 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    DB6/3121/R
  • Engine number 
    400/3175
  • Lot number 
    436
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver Birch
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

UK-supplied with an automatic gearbox and first registered on the 16/06/1967In 2007 the car was bought by the owner of Aston Martin Edinburgh who restored it for his personal useFully restored the car stands in exceptional condition with some 17,000 miles covered sinceThe documented speedometer change listed the mileage prior at some 67,000 milesThe private registration numberJBO 111D is generously included in the sale by our vendorOffered from a private collection the car has an extensive history file with reams of invoicesThe culmination of Aston Martin's long-running line of 'DB' six-cylinder sports saloons and thus considered by many to be the last 'real' Aston, the DB6 had been introduced in 1965, updating the DB5. Although recognisably related to the Touring-styled DB4 of 1958, the DB6 abandoned the Carrozzeria Touring-developed 'Superleggera' body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel fabrication while retaining the aluminium outer panels.Increased rear-seat space was the prime DB6 objective so the wheelbase was now 4" longer than before, resulting in an extensive restyle with more-raked windscreen, raised roofline and reshaped rear quarter windows. Opening front quarter lights made a reappearance but the major change was at the rear where a 'Kamm tail' with spoiler improved the aerodynamics, greatly enhancing stability at high speeds. These many dimensional changes were integrated most successfully, as the DB6's overall length increased by only 2 inches.The Tadek Marek-designed six-cylinder engine had been enlarged to 3,995cc for the preceding DB5 and remained unchanged. Power output on triple SU carburettors was 282bhp, rising to 325bhp in Vantage specification, complete with triple Webers. Borg-Warner automatic transmission was offered alongside the standard ZF five-speed gearbox, and for the first time, there was optional power-assisted steering.This delightful DB6 was first registered on the 16th June 1967 and is fittedwith the Borg-Warner automatic transmission. The car was subject to a full restoration in 2007 by the owner at the time, John Martin of the Belmont Group of car dealerships (andAston Martin Edinburgh) in Scotland. The colour was changed, as is common with DBAstons, from White to the far more fitting Silver Birch we see today. Mr Martin sold the car to a mutual friend of our vendor who had the opportunity to buy it himself in 2012. The car joined our vendors collection of modern Rolls and Bentley and has only been used on high days and holidays.Presented to auction with a lovely history file and the cars cherishedregistration number, JBO 111D, is also generously included in the sale.