1968 Aston Martin DB6

Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    92 000 mi / 148 060 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    DB6/3349/R
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Sunroof
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver Birch
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Aston Martin was launched at the London Motor Show in October 1965, a direct development of the DB5 and featured improved aerodynamics and a more generous specification. Powered by the same 4.0-litre DOHC ‘straight-six’ Aston Martin engine, notable differences included a longer wheelbase; a Kamm-styled rear spoiler to improve high-speed stability; a higher roofline; quarter bumpers and an oil-cooler scoop.
Although the increase in cabin space made the DB6 a more practical proposition as a family car, well-known owners included HRH Prince Charles, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Twiggy and Peter Sellers. A super example of an iconic British grand tourer, this 1968 Aston Martin DB6 is finished in Silver and retains its original red leather upholstery and carpets.
Built towards the end of 1967 and finished in January 1968 and delivered by H.E Motors Limited. This car is an original right-hand drive and fitted with a ZF 5-speed manual gearbox and power steering, plus all the usual DB6 refinements along with a period Webasto sun-roof.
The original colour was Oyster Shell with red leather and red carpets. Sold new on 4 January 1968, the car was in daily use until the end of the 1970s when it was taken off the road for a full body and chassis restoration along with an engine rebuild. It seems this project was never completed, the car lying dormant until 2007 when its last owner purchased it.
Having stripped the car and repaired sill corrosion, the car was re-sprayed in Silver Birch and MOT’d before the owner decided to sell it as a potential restoration project.
The car has since been reassembly and given a thorough inspection. Whilst checking the engine it became apparent that the engine rebuilding, despite the previous rebuild. The engine has been stripped and rebuilt, fitted with a new clutch as a precautionary measure, before completing a re-commissioning program to return the car to the road.
This car retains much of its originality and character; it has a superb patina and the engine has been stripped and rebuilt, fitted with a new clutch as a precautionary measure, before completing a re-commissioning program to return the car to the road.