This must surely be one of the finest Aston Martin DB6 presently available.
Restored by ourselves, the car comes with a detailed history file, showing evidence of a meticulous maintenance schedule and a large file documenting all aspects of its restoration.
The DB6 was developed with the emphasis on more room for all, a true 4-seater, making it a great choice for those wishing to share the pleasure of Aston Martin ownership with family or friends. At the same time, no compromise was made in terms of performance or handling, ensuring that the DB6 adhered to the Aston Martin core values of luxury and performance combined with stunning looks.
This particular RHD, Manual example of the DB6 Saloon is incredibly eye-catching in Fiesta Red and very evocative of the era. The black leather interior, re-upholstered at the time of restoration, complements the exterior perfectly and adds to the period charm.
The car benefits from a total chassis and body restoration undertaken between 1994 and 1995 by Aston Workshop during which the sills, chassis outriggers and rear suspension support structure were all replaced, as were all of the under-bonnet panels. These have been under-sealed and wax protected. The door skins were replaced and door frames restored.
The outer panels were all stripped to the bare metal and repainted to a very high standard. The panels remain in pristine condition and are as straight and unblemished as the day the car completed its restoration.
As well as the re-upholstered leather interior (in excellent lightly patinated condition), the carpets were all renewed in best quality black Wilton complemented by Aston Martin over-mats.
All of the external chrome trim has been re-plated to a high standard and remains in unspoilt and unblemished condition. The car also comes complete with a full set of tools.
On the mechanical side, the restoration includes the engine, transmission, suspension and brakes.
The engine was rebuilt in 2004 to 4.2 litres, with new pistons, liners and bearings. The cylinder head was rebuilt with new valves, seats and guides to full-unleaded specification. The triple SU carburettors were all fully overhauled and a new electronic ignition fitted.
As a result the car drives very smoothly and quietly and performs with vigour on the open road - an absolute joy.
The DB6 is a great choice for those wishing to purchase a classic Aston Martin from the golden period of Aston production.
As the first genuine, usable 4-seater DB it represents more classic Aston Martin for less money, a car that makes a great deal of sense both to your heart and your accountant!
A thorough service will be undertaken upon purchase, and the car will come with a full MoT certificate.
NOTE: Upgrades that the new owner may wish to consider include upgrading the engine cooling system, electric PAS steering, air conditioning and a left hand drive conversion. Our workshop manager will be more than happy to provide estimates for any of these upgrades.
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History of the DB6
The DB6 was announced and shown to the public for the first time at the London Motor show in October 1965 and shares its general specification with the DB5.
The most obvious difference between the DB6 and DB5 were changes made to the rear body, the rear spoiler or KAMM tail and the lengthened wheel base to realise a 4 seat capability, reduced cost of production and an improvement in performance through reducing drag and lift at speed.
Other changes led to modification to the front to reduce lift, improve cooling and this led to the fitting of quarter bumper bars as opposed to the full width ones fitted to the DB5. The use of unequal length trailing arms for the rear axle, required to enable the adoption of an increased wheelbase, also had the benefit of increasing the rear end roll stiffness which further improved the general stability of the new DB6.
Despite all of the modification for the DB6, weight was only marginally increased and the no cost option of a full Vantage specification engine realised a performance for the DB6, which rivalled that achieved by the DB4 GT some years earlier and never achieved with the DB5.
On the road, the DB6 is noticeably more steady and in general use, a more comfortable car with noticeably better internal room for driver and passenger alike. General handling is at least as good as the earlier DB5 and the ride generally is more controlled and comfortable.
All in all, the DB6 though planned as an interim model, had indeed achieved a worthwhile gain over its predecessor, all be it at the expense of some of the purity of line exhibited by the DB4 and 5.
While the general specification of the DB6 resembled closely that of the DB5, its achievable maximum speed went up to 148 mph from 141 mph with correspondingly improved acceleration.