ASTON MARTINS FIRST DB6 VANTAGE AND FACTORY DEMONSTRATOR
Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, Fiesta red with black leather interior, 1965 C registration.
LBH 8C carry’s the chassis number DB6/2353/R which was Aston Martins first ever DB6 Vantage and in fact their factory demonstrator.
Fiesta red with black leather is how it left the factory on the 8th September 1965, it was not only the first ever production Vantage but also only the third DB6 off the production line. Used for demonstration purposes and for the press articles up until April 1967 where the engine was replaced at the factory after it had done 17000 miles, it then went to its first private owner A Mr G O Lambert of Burnley with the first registered owner having been Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. After 34 years in storage the most famous DB6 came up for auction in May 2014, on the advice of Aston Service Dorset it was acquired by the new owner and a full ground up restoration was started to return this car to the condition it left the factory in. The result is breath taking, not only is this DB6 the rarest of all DB6’S but it is without doubt the best one in existence today.
The history file includes originals of the following magazines that tested this car back in period and later on in it's life: Motor magazine in January 1966, Autocar magazine in February 1966, and the front cover of Collectors car magazine back in 1981 and Sporting Cars magazine in 1984. The original buff log book and even the pouch that came in, receipts for every penny of expenditure throughout the restoration, photographs of the work done. Original DB6 instruction book, factory build sheets and lots more are included in the file.
Below is a paragraph from Autocars original test:
‘Stage by stage, as the DB has become dominant in the Aston Martin strain, the successive cars have changed their image. Today the aim is to offer the maximum of luxury and refinement as well as the ultimate in road performance. The minor barbarities of so many great sports cars of the past are no longer acceptable – at least in the hand built models now leaving Newport Pagnell. Obviously, such a car as the DB6 is expensive and exclusive but the value matches the price.’ – Autocar, 1966
LBH 8C is a significant piece of Aston Martin History and would be worthy a place in any top Aston Martin collection in the world. It really is a blessing that this car was discovered after lying dormant for over three decades and then restored to it's former glory by a company who would of supplied parts for these cars from when they were new, so who better to know the correct way to bring this car back to life. A truly stunning car that we welcome any inspection on.
- LayoutFront Engined
- Body typeSaloon
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