1966 Aston Martin DB6 VantageSOLD
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Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

Reference Number 127390

as of 5/23/2011

Overview
Car 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage
VIN DB6 2530 LN 
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Known History

When David Brown bought a near bankrupt Aston Martin in 1947, he was better known for producing tractors than sports cars. However, within a few years he went on to establish the name that is now synonymous with style and power. The cars he created were perfectly suited to the tanned clientèle with their Saville Row suits who crossed the channel for leisurely drives down to the casino in Monte Carlo. This image was fixed forever by the James Bond films, with agent 007?s first DB5 a perfect partner to the suave playboy. The DB2, DB2/4 and DBIII were the first milestones in the line of cars that carried David Brown?s initials, but the style of the series blossomed with the DB4, which had a more elaborate six cylinder twin cam engine and showed its Italian roots in the stunning Touring bodywork. At the same time David Brown launched himself into a racing programme which secured the marque?s reputation. The Roy Salvadori/Carroll Shelby victory in a DBR1 at the 1959 24 Heures du Mans was just reward for years of hard work.

 

The ultimate incarnation of the Aston Martin DB series, the DB6 is also the only four-seater version. With its streamlined headlights and distinctive cut-off tail inspired by the ?DP? competition projects, it improved aerodynamics but retained the charisma of the original styling. In this Vantage version, the famous six-cylinder engine benefits from Weber carburettors increasing power to 325bhp and improving the performance of this elegant coupé. The interior shows flair typical for an Aston Martin of this period and is furnished luxuriously with style and flawless finishing. After a production of 1,753 examples, the DB6 gave way to the DBS, which took on a radically different style.

 

The current owner bought this car in 1991 and has covered 24,000km since its restoration. The anthracite grey paintwork of this DB6 matches the red Connolly leather interior and chrome wire wheels perfectly. The original air-conditioning has been modified to comply with environmental regulations. It is fitted with seat-belts, a new battery, 215/70 VR 15 Michelin tyres, and benefits from several technical improvements including a Delphi LR18230/LR17818 servo unit and a reinforced AEN 404 starter motor. The fuel pump has been overhauled and the car has limited slip differential with a ratio of 3,73 :1. This splendid car is sold with its original jack, tools, owner?s manual, Aston Martin workshop manual along with a selection of spare parts : fuel pump, air and oil filters, parts for the dynamo and airconditioning unit. Its ?contrôle technique? (MOT) is valid until 28 October 2012, and this represents a rare opportunity to purchase a car marrying great style, comfort and performance.