Lot 364 - 1967 Aston Martin DB6
|Odometer reading||43,389 miles|
|Estimate||£95,000 - £115,000|
|Result||Sold - £123,200|
The DB6 was launched at the London Motor Show in 1965 following on from the highly successful DB5, immortalized 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 DB5 unit, a 3995cc twin overhead cam straight six with triple SU carburetors producing a claimed 282bhp. The Vantage version offered a claimed 325bhp utilising triple Weber carburetors. Options included air conditioning; power assisted steering and a full length Webasto sunroof.
This righthand drive automatic DB6 Mk. I saloon is finished in dark blue coachwork with a deep red leather interior. AVG 201D has been driven on a regular basis and in recent times, has been maintained by Beeches Garage in Farnham. Supplied with a number of MoT test certificates indicating the mileage to be correct at just over 43,000, this 'comfortable' example appears to have travelled just 130 miles within the last ten years. Whilst it could benefit from sympathetic refreshment, it represents a very useable example and has a current MoT test certificate with which to attest. The engine is reported to run well with a strong oil pressure and the original 8-Track stereo can still be found in position. Supplied with some history, a current V5C, just two recorded former keepers and a most appealing colour combination, this represents an attractive example that can be used immediately.
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