Other vehicles in our May 20, 2017 auction

 

Yamaha
TY250R

BSA
Sunbeam Tigress 175cc

Zhenhua
ZH-A50 Monkey Bike

Ducati
851 Strada

Ducati
916S Monoposto Europa

Metmachex
Suzuki 1200

Triumph
Sprint ST 955i


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Aston Martin DB5 desk

MG
Midget Mk. III

BMW
Isetta

Porsche
911/996 Cabriolet

Cadillac
de Ville Convertible

Land Rover
Series IIA Lightweight

Bentley
Brooklands R

Jaguar
340 Saloon

Aston Martin
DB9 Coupé

Ferrari
308 GTBi

Austin-Healey
100/4 BN1

Chevrolet
Corvette C2 Stingray

Ford
Zephyr 6 Mk. I

Alfa Romeo
GT 1300 Junior

Jaguar
XK120SE Drophead Coupé

AC
Cobra by RAM

Morris
Mini Cooper S Mk. II

Renault
Avantime Privilege

Volvo
480 Turbo

Triumph
Stag

Mercedes-Benz
E55 AMG

Lotus
Esprit Turbo S4

Bentley
Mk. VI Sports Saloon

Alfa Romeo
1750 GTV

Porsche
356B Coupé

Mercedes-Benz
250 S (W108)

Ford
Capri Mk. II 3000 Ghia

Ferrari
599 GTB

Jaguar
E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé

Mitsubishi
Evolution VIII GSR

BMW
325i Convertible

Chevrolet
Pick-up

Triumph
TR6

BMW
3.0 CSL Lightweight Coupé Restoration

Cadillac
Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

Willys
Jeep & Trailer

Mercedes-Benz
SL 55 AMG

Alfa Romeo
Giulia Super 1600 Rally Road

Jaguar
E-Type Series I Roadster (3.8 litre)

Jensen
Interceptor Mk. I


London Taxis International

Ford
Capri Mk. I 1600 XL

Ferrari
456M GT

Mercedes-Benz
190 SL Roadster

Triumph
TR2 'Long door'

Citroën
DS21 Super 5

Aston Martin
V8 Saloon

Volkswagen
182 Trekker

Volkswagen
T25 Camper

Range Rover
Suffix B 'Two-door'

MG
Midget

Vauxhall
Viva SL

Ford
Escort R.S Turbo Mk. I

Jaguar
E-Type Series II Roadster

Rolls-Royce
Silver Shadow Coupé by Mulliner Park Ward

Aston Martin
DB7 GT

De Tomaso
Pantera (Group 4 specification)

Ford
Escort Mk. I

Ford
Capri Mk. II 3000 Ghia

Volvo
P1800S Convertible

Ferrari
328 GTS

MG
B Roadster Competition

Alvis
TE21 Drophead Coupé by Park Ward

Ferrari
456GT *REDUCED RESERVE*

Porsche
911 Carrera 4

Packard
Patrician 400 Saloon

Jaguar
E-Type Series II Roadster

Citroën
SM


Mex 52

Alfa Romeo
2000 GTAm Evocation

Porsche
911 Carrera Cabriolet (3.2 litre)

Rover
P2 Sports Tourer

Aston Martin
DB6 Mk. I Restoration

Bentley
S3 Standard Steel Saloon

Austin-Healey
3000 Mk. II BT7

Aston Martin
DBS6 Vantage

Jaguar
XK140 SE Roadster

Stanley
Vanderbilt Cup Racer

Talbot
4CY 15/20 ‘The Qantas Flyer’

Jaguar
Mk. VIII Saloon

MG
A Roadster (1600cc)

Porsche
911/930 Turbo Cabriolet

Lotus
Elan S3

Porsche
928 S4

TVR
420 SEAC (1987 motor show car)

Vauxhall
Viva HB 90 Deluxe

Fiat
500D Trasformabile

Triumph
GT6 (GT4) Aluminium Lightweight

Mercedes-Benz
500 SL Roadster

Jaguar
E-Type Series III 2+2 Coupé (V12)

Jaguar
XJS HE Coupé

Ford
Cortina Mk. II 1500GT Crayford Convertible

Ferrari
Testarossa

Porsche
911S (1968 m.y.)

Rolls-Royce
Silver Cloud III

Jensen
Interceptor III

Austin-Healey
100/4

Ferrari
599 GTB

DeLorean
DMC-12

Austin-Healey
3000 BJ8 Phase I

MV
S Venturi

Maserati
Ghibli

Ford
Mustang GT Wide-body '50th Anniversary Edition' *REDUCED ESTIMATE*

Volkswagen
Split-Screen Camper Type 2

Jaguar
340 Saloon

Triumph
Stag

Ford
C Ten Saloon

Mercedes-Benz
SL 320 Roadster

Porsche
944

Fiat
124 Turbo Convertible

Mercedes-Benz
280 GE G-Wagon

Ford
Sierra XR4i

BMW
Alpina B10 (E28)

Lagonda
Three Litre T7 Open Tourer

Mercedes-Benz
220S Cabriolet

Jaguar
E-Type Series III Roadster *NOW AT NO RESERVE*

Fiat
850T Fiesta Campervan

Range Rover
by Wood and Pickett 'The Harrods Edition'

Rolls-Royce
Phantom VI Limousine by Mulliner Park Ward

Jaguar
E-Type Series I Roadster ‘Flat Floor’

Triumph
TR4 IRS

Jaguar
XJ220 (S specification)

Porsche
911/964 Turbo

Ferrari
Testarossa

MG
B Roadster

Morris
Mini Cooper Mk. I

Land Rover
Defender 90 County Td5

MG
B Roadster Supercharged

Jaguar
Mk. II 340 Saloon *WITHDRAWN*

Mercedes-Benz
380 SL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz
220 SE

Nissan
President Sovereign H250 (V8)

Mercedes-Benz
190 SL Roadster

Morris
Mini Cooper ‘S’ Mk. I (1071cc)

Jaguar
E-Type Series 1½ Fixedhead Coupé

Triumph
TR6

Morris
Mini Cooper Mk. I

Mercedes-Benz
560 SL

Mercedes-Benz
CL 500

Morris
Minor 1000

Porsche
911SC Targa

Jaguar
MK. II Saloon

Jaguar
E-Type Series II Roadster (4.2 litre)

Lotus
Elan Plus 2

MG
M

Daimler
Sovereign Coupé (4.2 litre)

Bentley
Mulsanne Turbo

Mercedes-Benz
280 SL Roadster

Triumph
Stag

Alfa Romeo
Giulietta Spider

Range Rover
LSE

Innocenti
1100S Spider


Autobianchi 500 Giardiniera

Triumph
TR4

BMW
520i Lux

BMW
Z3M Coupé

Mercedes-Benz
SL 500 Roadster

BMW
Z3 Roadster

Chrysler
Viper Venom Roadster

Rover
P6 (3500cc)

Mercedes-Benz
320 CE Cabriolet

Daimler
SP250 (Dart)

Mercedes-Benz
CL 55 AMG

Daimler
DB 18 Ex-King George VI Royal Tour of South Africa

Renault
Avantime 'Privilege'
 
 
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181 - 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. I Restoration

 
 
 
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Registration SYP 301F
Chassis Number DB6/3167/R
Engine Number 4001/3213
Odometer reading 2,028 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £147,840

The DB6 was launched at the London Motor Show in 1965 following on from the highly successful DB5 immortalised 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. The engine remained the same as the Tadek Marek-designed DB5 unit, a 3,995cc twin overhead cam, straight six with triple SU carburettors producing a claimed 282bhp. 'If you want a truly British driver's car, the ultimate development of a continuous line of thoroughbreds from the Vintage era to the present day, there is nothing in quite the same field as the Aston.' - Motor Magazine on the Aston Martin DB6, 26th November 1966.

Flicking through the classic car magazines in Smiths, there are a plethora of shiny Astons for sale. I counted 16 DB's in one magazine alone before being forcibly ejected. The point is, rather like rocking horse do-do's; Aston Martin restoration projects are thin on the ground. It is therefore a huge pleasure to open a barn door and see, for the first time in years, the unmistakable lines of one of David Browns glorious creations. The story goes that the vendor received a telephone call in 2013 from an elderly gentleman in Wokingham purporting to have an 'Austin' in his garage. The house was being sold and the garages demolished, everything had to go. Our friend visited and, after an amicable arrangement was reached, left with the car on a trailer. The tax disc was last dated in 1982, some 35 years previously. It was again tucked away until today.

The body and wheel arches appear sound although rust was noticed on the underside of the doors and the Dubonnet Rosso paint is flat. Interestingly, some work has taken place in the engine bay. The crank turns with a spanner and the rocker covers have new gaskets. The dipstick shows brand-new oil and, with a spark plug out, the top of a shiny piston can be seen. Other gaskets are in evidence and a brand new expansion tank has been fitted. It looks like a rebuild but, obviously, a strip-down would need to take place to confirm.

The interior also has some definite good points; the carpets are worn and require replacing throughout. The leather dashboard top and headlining is in good order but the front seats are missing altogether. All five wire wheels are present and intact although corroded. It is driven through a factory Borg Warner automatic gearbox and, looking at the floors, they are good apart from a small area in the passenger footwell. A tool roll and minimal paperwork accompany this exciting discovery as well as an Aston Martin Heritage Certificate and build sheets. These go on to detail the factory power-steering, chrome roadwheels, heated  rear screen, three ear hub-caps, power aerial and two lap & diagonal safety belts.

Service work recorded back in 1970 appears to include a top-end rebuild and extensive service as well as a repair to the front bumper.

Whether you leave it in its delightfully faded-glory state and just overhaul the mechanics or treat her to the full spa treatment, the next stage of the story is just around the corner.