Lot 359 - 1968 Aston Martin DB6
|Odometer reading||21,130 miles|
|Estimate||£175,000 - £200,000|
|Result||Sold - £179,200|
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 DB5 unit with a 3995cc twin overhead cam, straight six with triple SU carburettors, producing a claimed 282bhp.
Originally supplied by H.R. Owen to Mr. C. Zographos of London, SW1 on 30th January 1968, this DB6 presents in good condition. The car was sent to Aston Martin Works Service in 2007 to have power steering fitted to assist with the already fitted automatic transmission; this is a very useable example, perfect for city driving. The silver coachwork is complimented by blue leather trim and combined with chrome wire wheels which makes this is a splendid looking car. Supplied with a V5 registration document, current MoT test certificate, together with a Heritage certificate and a copy of the original build sheet, this iconic British sportscar is not only a delight to drive, the investment potential is significant.
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