Lot 180 - 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage
|Odometer reading||98,803 miles|
|Estimate||£270,000 - £310,000|
- Excellent history folder
- Fully refurbished over a 14 year period
- Owned for the last 30 years
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.
Originally registered on 11th November 1965 this delightful Aston Martin presents exceedingly well in red with black leather interior. The registered keeper has owned the car for the last 30 years and has invested significant sums of money ensuring this DB6 is of the highest quality. Trinity Engineering in Surrey have been entrusted to look after this Aston Martin and over the last 14 years the car has been fully refurbished from top to bottom. A bare metal respray was carried out and the engine was fully rebuilt and upgraded to 4.2 specification. A complete re-trim was also carried out using the highest quality Vaumol hides. The gearbox was also replaced using a modern more efficient automatic transmission making this car much easier to drive. Sitting proudly on chrome wire wheels with three eared spinners, this really is a car that presents in fabulous condition and is probably better than when it left the Newport Pagnell factory some 58 years ago. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a very comprehensive history file confirming the eye-watering sums of money spent, this car would make an impressive addition to any collection and would be welcome at the most prestigious classic car events around the world.
Previous lotLot 179 - 1966 Land Rover Series IIA (SWB)
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