1968 Aston Martin DB6SOLD

Coys Spring Auction - Royal Horticultural Hall - London - February 27, 2007

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Estimate: £50,000-60,000

Sold £57,638

The DB6 marked Aston Martin's first real departure in body shape from a design that appeared as the DB4 in 1958. The DB5 that followed was a truly beautiful car with impressive performance, but Aston Martin felt that a wider market required increased front and rear leg room, always a criticism of the DB4/DB5. In order to achieve this the platform chassis was lengthened, increasing wheelbase by almost four inches. Like the DB4/DB5, the DB6 used the Superleggera method of construction by Touring of Milan whereby aluminium body panels were attached to a lightweight steel tube frame, but the DB6's extended rear necessitated a more rigid design using folding sheet metal frames.

Power was provided by the DB5's 3,995cc twin overhead camshaft, straight six engine developing 282bhp at 5,550rpm; transmission remained a ZF five speed. Suspension was also the same as for the DB5, i.e. independent at the front

via coil spring and wishbone, with a live coil sprung rear axle located by Watt linkage and parallel trailing arms. Brakes were servo-assisted discs all round.

This superb example of a DB6 MK1Auto was manufactured in 1968 and finished in Olive Green and a Tan interior and is described by the owner to be in excellent condition inside and out, it looks fantastic from every angle. FND 130F has remarkably had only one previous owner from new. The first owner reluctantly had to sell the car because his insurance company refused to insure him due to his age. Restoration work on the car started during the late 1990's benefiting from a bare metal re-spray, new sills, etc as well as the timing chains being replaced. Whilst in the current owner's possession various work has been carried out in order to maintain the car in its excellent standard such as new stainless steel bumpers being fitted, re-chromed window surrounds and rubbers, fuel pump, up rated starter motor, brake servos, water pump as well as a new Wilton carpet set. Fitted to the car is a Webasto sunroof, heated rear screen, power steering, three eared hubcaps and its original radio and surround with power aerial. With only 17,000 miles covered since 1978 and having been stored by both owners in a de-humidified garage the car comes complete with tax and MOT until August 2007, V5 and a file of invoices totalling in excess of £12,000.

Reference Number 7217

as of 2/16/2007

Car 1968 Aston Martin DB6
VIN DB6/3426/R