Lot 218 - 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. 1

Lot 218 - 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. 1

Lot 218 - 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. 1

Lot Number 218
Registration BTU 20F
Chassis Number DB6/3342
Engine Number 4003393
Odometer reading 60,259 miles
Estimate £240,000 - £280,000

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.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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