1967 Aston Martin DB6SOLD

RM Vintage Motorcars in Arizona - Biltmore Resort & Spa, Friday January 19, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $195,000 - $260,000

$220,000 Sold

4.0 liter dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors developing approximately 300 horsepower, five-speed ZF manual gearbox, four-wheel Girling disc brakes, ZF power rack and pinion steering. Wheelbase: 102"

Sir David Brown ’ s 25 year stewardship of the Aston Martin company, spanning the period 1947-1972, produced some of the most charismatic models in this storied marque ’ s long history. The DB2 series and variants were hand-built from 1949 to 1958 using a 2.5/2.8 liter six-cylinder engine designed in the prewar era by W.O. Bentley. When the attractive DB4 model debuted in 1959, a new 3.7-liter alloy six designed by Polish-born Aston engineer Tadek Merak was found under the bonnet. Versions of this torquey and versatile unit in various displacements powered the DB4, DB5 and DB6 Aston Martins for a period of 13 years.

Of these models, the DB6 is unquestionably the ultimate development of David Brown ’ s “ gentleman ’ s express ” concept of a Grand Touring motor car. The DB6 received the attractive DB4GT/DB5 covered headlamps, while the back ended in an aero-efficient “ Kamm tail ” which featured a small upswept spoiler. The chassis was extended 31/2" in order to accommodate a pair of smallish but usable rear seats and the body panels were, as always with an Aston, of hand-formed aluminum. Our handsome DB6 Volante (convertible) is also fitted with the desirable five-speed manual gearbox. Further normal DB6 aspects included wire wheels, power assisted Girling disc brakes, limited slip differential and a ZF power steering system. The interior coddled the lucky occupants in the finest Connolly leather and Wilton wool, quite the anomaly when one considers that all this limo luxury traveled 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds and had a top speed of 148 miles per hour!

The consignor, a member of the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC), has also advised us that this car incorporates two interesting non-standard features: an enlarged fuel tank for long distance touring and a fully lined convertible top. Both of these enhancements were constructed and fitted by the Factory Service Department at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England on his behalf.

This particular DB6 Volante is finished in a racy, yet extremely attractive factory color called Fiesta Red with a Connolly leather interior. This Aston Martin, according to the owner, “ drives as well as it looks ” as it has always been properly serviced while in his long term care.

As quick as a Corvette, as good looking as any Ferrari of the period and exhibiting the fit and finish of a Bentley, this Aston Martin DB6 Volante is prepared to convey its fortunate new owner in proper Grand Touring style.

Reference Number 5853

as of 1/10/2007

Car 1967 Aston Martin DB6
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