1967 Aston Martin DB6170.000-210.000 EUR - No Reserve

Aston Martin DB6

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Touring' design reinterpreted by Aston Martin
- Older, documented restoration
- Original engine and colours
- Interesting period options
- No reserve

Reference Number 668988

as of 10/7/2021

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Car 1967 Aston Martin DB6
VIN DB6/3278/R 
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Known History

The final evolution of the classic numbered DB models, the DB6, introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show, was the ultimate expression of the DB series. Its improved aerodynamics, lengthened wheelbase and chassis and repositioned rear axle enabled it to reach a top speed of 240kph while offering greater comfort for its four passengers than its predecessor. It is therefore considered the nicest DB, thanks to its combination of luxury, interior space and high performance.

The DB6 we are offering came off the production line on 14 November 1967 and was dispatched the next day to Wilmslow Garages in Cheshire, in north-west England, then registered on the 27th of that month in Lincolnshire. Intended for the home market, the British Motor Industry Heritage certificate (the equivalent of the factory build card) included in its file indicates that it was a right-hand drive model in 'Pacific Blue' with a 'Natural' leather interior, fitted with the optional Borg Warner automatic transmission. The BMIHT certificate also notes that the DB6 was supplied with power steering, chrome wheels, a heated rear screen and an electric aerial. Now with a manual gearbox, but still in its original colours, the car is in good overall condition. It has an interesting history, as according to the documents in its history file, it has had a limited number of owners. In 1980, it was bought from Paradise Garage in London by an enthusiast who had several jobs carried out from 1982-1987 (with supporting invoices), before selling it in 1989 to a company in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace in the English Midlands. The company kept the car until 2003, when it was sold to a German buyer in Hamburg. He had a major restoration of the car carried out by the specialist Aston Service Hamburg, with bills for the work totalling nearly €67,000. He then covered several thousand miles behind the wheel of this English beauty, before it was involved in an accident, the consequences of which are set out in a German valuation report included in the car's file. The owner from Hamburg then had the car repaired before using it for another few thousand miles and finally selling it in the Netherlands in 2014. It stayed there for just two years, before coming to France in 2016 and being acquired by our client in 2019 to add to his collection. Now showing 23,500 miles on the clock, this DB6 Mark I still has its original engine. Apart from the automatic transmission, which has been judiciously replaced by a manual 'box, the car is still equipped with its interesting period options and has also since been fitted with a pleasant Britax sunroof. With some worthwhile changes, while retaining the key parts of its specification, and very attractively presented, this DB6 is a handsome and sought-after coupé.