Stunning 1967 Aston Martin DB 6
The Aston Martin DB6 was introduced at the London Motor Show in October 1965, a clear evolution of the DB 4 and DB 5.
The bodies were still built by Touring Superleggera and the DB 6 had the new Kamm tail spoiler which gave it improved stability at high speed, the two piece front and rear bumpers, a new oil cooler opening in the front.
The car became higher and longer to give the passengers more space in the reara.
The DB6 is powered by the 3,995 cc twin-overhead camshaft, in-line six-cylinder Aston Martin engine designed by Tadek Marek.
The engine, continued with its triple SU carb setup producing 282 bhp (210 kW; 286 PS) at 5,500 rpm;
Although the weight of the DB6 was approximately 17 lb (7.7 kg) heavier than its predecessor, the stability at high speed, added luggage capacity and comforts for passengers in this grand tourer more than offset any imperceptible loss in performance caused by additional weight.
The rear suspension used helical coil springs with ride control that was adjustable from inside the car.[11
The Top Speed was quoted at 241 km/h (150 mph) with a 0–60 mph (97 km/h) Acceleration: 8.4 s (Wikipedia)
This DB6 was delivered to a lady, Miss Roberston of Berwick on Tweed, on the 22.07.1967 in Black with a red interior.
The following options were ordered:
Chrome Road Wheels
3 Ear Hub Caps
2 Lap & Diagonal Safety Belts
3.73:1 Limited Slip Differential
The second owner, Mr. Geoffrey Jones, acquired the car in November of 1976.
Many of invoices for service work in his period of ownership are addressed to Mr. Jones at the Motor Agents Association indicating senior involvement and a clue to the through maintenance of the car in his 30 years of stewardship.
The MOT history of the car further indicates that the mileage shown on the car can be considered as a good indication of the overall use of the car.
A large part of the maintenance was carried out by Aston Martin Specialist, four Ashes Garage based in Stratford upon Avon and it was through their introduction that the cars was sold in 2006 to the third owner, a Mr. R.W.Ball, a Stratford resident.
He chose Four Ashes Garage to conduct a full nut and bolt restoration of the car, meticulous in the planning and execution.
The car was finished in Alveston Red Metallic with new cream leather and bespoke seat belts front and rear.
With the engine, gearbox, suspension and axle all part of the refurbishment, the end product was a DB 6 that runs as well as it gets.
Significant work commitments meant that the owner felt that there was not enough time to enjoy the results of his investment and he made the reluctant decision to sell the car.
Our client saw this beautiful and rare manual DB 6 and fell in love in 2015. He used the car sparingly for trips outside London in good weather.
The car has been looked after by the renowned Aston Martin Specialists, Nicolas Mee.
Once again work commitments mean that he is transferring to the continent and that is why he is considering parting from his pride and joy.
- LayoutFront Engined
- Power 286 bhp
- Body typeCoupe
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