1968 Aston Martin DB6

Volante to Mk 2 Specification

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dubonnet Rosso
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

The DB6 marked Aston Martin''s first real departure in body shape of a design that first appeared as the DB4 in 1958. Although the DB5 that followed was a truly beautiful car with impressive performance, 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. This also meant a change of structural design at the rear of the car: like the DB4, the DB6 used the Superleggera method of construction by stylist Touring of Milan, whereby aluminium body panels are attached to a lightweight steel tube frame, but the DB6''s extended rear necessitated a stronger and more rigid design using folding sheet metal fra