1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6
Finished in Opalescent Blue with Navy Blue hides. An original 5-speed manual and power assisted steering example, retaining its original and recently factory rebuilt engine. This delightful staple from Aston Martin’s golden era of hand built, high performance Grand Touring cars, has been subject of a bare metal restoration and recent major refurbishment works by Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell.
Introduced in 1966, the newly styled DB6 became the archetypical high-performance Grand Touring car of the day. Produced after the DB4 and DB5 models demise, the DB6 with its longer wheelbase and raised roofline, answered customer calls for more space in the rear compartment and improved headroom for the driver and front passenger. Retaining the powerful and proven 4.0 litre, 6 cylinder all alloy Aston Martin engine, ride and handling was further enhanced and, with the introduction of the new ‘Kamm Tail’ body, stability at speed was considerably improved whilst coincidentally, improving the boot capacity.
The example we are pleased to offer is presented in an excellent and highly useable condition, having been the subject of a cosmetic refurbishment, completed 2015 and considerable expenditure at Aston Martin Heritage, within the last 3 years. Works, which are fully detailed within the vehicle’s history file, included a complete rebuild of the original engine and attention to the gearbox and clutch, attention to brakes, suspension, electrics and weather seals.
The history file supplied with the car contains the build records and early factory service records, 1968 - 1972. Last changing hands in 2018, the mileage of 61,000 is described by a previous owner as accurate, the car having been ‘laid up’ between 1976 and 2000. All invoices for recent works by Aston Martin are included and demonstrate an expenditure, totalling over £130,000, in bringing the car to its current delightful and highly useable condition.
Indeed, ready for any summers evening cruise or Grand Tour, this delightful example of the practical and powerful DB6, is supplied inclusive of an up-to-date vehicle service, detailed preparation, 12 months Mot and Warranty.
Available for viewing and demonstration now at our Hertfordshire showrooms.