1968 Aston Martin DB6

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

As was custom and practice at the time, the DB6 was introduced to the public at the London Motor Show, held at Earls Court in 1965, the new model being notable as the first introduced following the factory's move from Feltham to Newport Pagnell. Although it shared its visual cues with the preceding DB5, the newcomer offered superior high-speed stability courtesy of its new Kamm tail, and greater interior space thanks to a wheelbase 3.7" longer than that of its predecessor. The four-seater's hand-finished aluminium panels and sheet-steel platform chassis contributed to a claimed kerb weight of 1,474kg, only 8kg more than the DB5s. Press reviews, which were avidly consumed by potential buyers in those days, praised the latest Aston Martin's poise and handling. All-round coil-sprung suspension was employed on the DB6 as were four-wheel disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. Its power unit was the well proven, Tadek Marek-designed, 3,995cc twin-cam six, which was quoted as developing 28