Lot 285 - 1968 Aston Martin DB6
|Estimate||£180,000 - £220,000|
|Result||Sold - £191,520|
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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.
This DB6 is undergoing a full restoration and whilst we have inspected the vehicle, were unable to drive the car. The quality of work from the restorer appears to be first class and he is familiar with working on the Aston Martin marque. The blue metallic paintwork is superb with an excellent finish and depth to the paint. The interior was not in the car during our inspection, although everything appeared to be complete and in good order. Fitted with automatic transmission and power steering, this DB6 should be a delight to drive. The car will be supplied with a V5 registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate. Viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate fully the high quality of workmanship carried out on this highly desirable Aston Martin DB6.
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