1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 MK. 1
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 218
Year : 1968
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : BTU 20F
Chassis No. : DB6/3342
Engine No. : 4003393
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The DB6 was launched at the London Motor Show in 1965 following
on from the highly successful DB5 immortalised by the 1964 James
Bond film 'Goldfinger'. The front end of the DB6 was visually
similar to the DB5 but closer inspection revealed quite a different
car. The wheelbase was lengthened allowing additional passenger
space in the rear along with a raised roof line. The profile of the
rear quarter lights echoed those of the DB4GT Zagato, a styling
theme that continued through to the DBS and V8 models until
production finished in 1990. Both front and rear bumpers were split
into two pieces and the rear of the car was re-styled with a Kamm
tail which helped reduce aerodynamic drag and gave the car more
stability at speed. The engine remained the same as the Tadek
Marek-designed DB5 unit, a 3,995cc twin overhead cam, straight six
with triple SU carburettors producing a claimed 282bhp. 'If you
want a truly British driver's car, the ultimate development of a
continuous line of thoroughbreds from the Vintage era to the
present day, there is nothing in quite the same field as the
Aston.' - Motor Magazine on the Aston Martin DB6, 26th November
1966.

This DB6 has been the subject of a bare metal restoration which
was finished in 2015 with photographs of the restoration supplied
in the car's history file. During the restoration, it was also
mechanically overhauled and today it is presented in very good
condition throughout. Fitted with automatic transmission and power
steering, this DB6 is a delight to drive. The car has formed part
of a significant collection from the South of England and has been
wonderfully cared for. Finished in opalescent blue with a
complementary matching blue leather interior, it is supplied with a
V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate and a history
file. Viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate fully the high
quality of workmanship carried out on this highly desirable
example. Last-of-the-line models are always sought after by
discerning collectors and few are more highly prized that the final
flowering of the glorious 'David Brown' six-cylinder series,
considered by many to be the last of the 'real' Aston Martins.


For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170