1969 Aston Martin DB6SOLD

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Registration No: DBG 307
Engine No: 400/4018
CC: 4200
Colour: Dubonnet Rosso
Trim Colour: Black
MOT: Nov 2014

Reference Number 269837

as of 4/26/2014

Overview
Car 1969 Aston Martin DB6
VIN DB6/3581/R 
Mileage 15,926 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

According to its accompanying BMIHT Certificate and copy factory records, chassis DB6/3581/R was completed on March 7th 1969 and supplied new three months later by Rose & Young Ltd of Berkeley St, London W1 to Bournemouth resident A. Michaelson-Yeates Esq. One of just 1,327 MKI Saloons made, the four-seater's initial specification included a heated rear window, electrically operated aerial, Dubonnet Rosso paintwork, Black Connolly leather upholstery, power assisted steering, Borg Warner automatic transmission and chrome road wheels (with three-ear spinners). Belonging to the Alner family of nearby Portesham by 1974, the Aston Martin was to remain with them until 11th September 1993 when it went under the hammer at Christie's Beaulieu auction. Described as `very much an original example which has been in the same family ownership for the past 19 years. The recorded mileage is 98,000 from new and the car has been in continuous use up until June of this year', chassis DB6/3581/R was bought by Michael Sternberg Esq. of Hampstead, London. Entrusted to marque specialist Goldsmith & Young for some £54,000 worth of maintenance, restoration and enhancement over the next seven years, the DB6 was treated to various structural / bodywork repairs (new inner / outer sills, jacking points / plates, door bottoms / step sections and refurbished wheelarches etc), an upgrade of its original engine to 4.2 litre specification (reground crankshaft, enlarged bores, new Cosworth pistons, unleaded valves / valve seats and fresh timing chains etc), ZF five-speed manual gearbox conversion (1995), front suspension overhaul (1996) and Dubonnet Rosso respray (1997) not to mention an uprated fuel pump, heavy-duty starter motor and Kenlowe fans.

 

Sold by Mr Sternberg to Adrian Hall-Carpenter Esq. of Shipdham via the Stratton Motor Company (Norfolk) Ltd in January 2002, the four-seater benefited from attention to its brakes, suspension (Harvey Bailey handling kit installed) and rear axle whilst at the main dealer. Prior to tackling the May 12th-18th 2002 Classic Malts Scottish Reliability Trial, Mr Hall-Carpenter had marque specialist Newland Motors of Forest Row, East Sussex refresh the Aston Martin's engine (new main bearings / big-end bearings / piston rings) and gearbox (fresh output bearings / two synchro rings / needle roller bearing). Carried out at an indicated (1)06,602 miles, the work cost some £8,102.88 (while, total expenditure with Newland Motors exceeded £13,000). A long-term Aston Martin Owners' Club member, the vendor purchased chassis DB6/3581/R from Mr Hall-Carpenter in July 2003. Appraised by marque specialist Nic Joberns of Andy Chapman Classics Ltd (which later traded as Torque Automotive Engineering) some four months later at an indicated (1)11,551 miles, the DB6 underwent a front / rear suspension spanner check, gained a stainless steel exhaust system plus had improvements made to its heater, steering rack gaiter, handbrake, cooling system, engine mounts and front wheel bearings / brakes etc. Returning to Nic Joberns in late 2004 at an indicated (1)11,886 miles, the four-seater had new power steering / alternator belts fitted and its triple SU carburettors overhauled. Responsible for installing a new cylinder head gasket and correct timing chain slipper pads three years later at an indicated (1)14,028 miles, Mr Joberns changed the gearbox and rear axle oils at the same time. Aston Engineering Ltd of Derby performed a 5,000-mile service in January 2012 at an indicated (1)15,472 miles which also saw them renew the anti-roll bar link, clutch slave cylinder, bonnet pad, thermostat, fuel filler cap seals, radius arms and upper wishbone bushes as well as making good some boot floor corrosion and installing service exchange rear dampers.

 

A reluctant sale due to medical problems, chassis DB6/3581/R now displays some (1)16,000 miles and is rated by the vendor as follows: Bodywork: `generally very good', Engine: `very good, starts readily, drives well', Electrical Equipment: `very good (clock not working), master switch in boot', Paintwork: `generally good', Transmission: `very good' and Interior Trim: `original leather upholstery, new carpets in good condition'. A participant in the April 2005 Royal Windsor St George's Day Festival of Aston Martin (a copy photo of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip viewing the car is included) and spectator at the 2005 Le Mans 24-hours (where it even took to the circuit), this distinctively registered DB6 - `DBG 307' - is offered for sale with instruction book, jack, tool roll, MOT certificate valid until November 24th 2014 and invoices totalling more than £90,000.