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199 - 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. I *REDUCED ESTIMATE*

 
 
 
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Registration EU Registered
Chassis Number DB6/2360R
Engine Number 400/2360
Odometer reading 70,778 miles
Estimate £180,000 - £220,000
Result Sold

Produced from September 1965 to January 1971, the DB6 had the longest production run up to that date of any Aston Martin model.  The DB6 succeeded the Aston Martin DB5 and featured improved aerodynamics and specification over its predecessor.

After Aston Martin rejected proposals for a replacement for its DB5 from Touring of Milan, the decision was made to focus on their own development car, registered 4 YMC. Wind tunnel testing, begun in February 1965, showed development was necessary to counteract a tendency toward aerodynamic lift. Final development phases relied upon DB5 chassis, suitably lengthened and titled MP 219, with rear lip-spoiler and abbreviated Kammback tail, Aston Martin previously incorporated in sports-racing prototypes.

Introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show, the DB6 was already a dated design notable as the first model engineered following a factory relocation from Feltham to Newport Pagnell. The DB6 has a resemblance to its predecessor, the DB5; with the most noticeable differences being its wheelbase, side profile, split front and rear bumpers and rear panels incorporating the Kammback tail rear end. Performance was satisfactory; road-tests of the day observed top speed of the Vantage model between 145mph to 148mph, with John Bolster aboard a Vantage spec DB6 reaching a two-way average of 152mph.Other highlights include adopting front-door quarter windows, an oil-cooler air scoop low on the front valance, quarter-bumpers at each corner, revised tail-lamp clusters; additionally the spoiler affected the overall proportions of the DB6, with an increase in length by approximately 2".

 

Chassis DB6/2360/R is one of the earliest cars produced being the 10th car to roll off the Newport Pagnell production line with the first example being 2351/R. Completed on 29th October, 1965 and delivered on 14th February, 1966, it was supplied to W.H. Benham (Bournemouth Limited). The build records show it was ordered In Pacific Blue with black interior with factory extras including chrome wire wheels, a heated rear screen, three-eared wheel spinners and a Motorola radio with power aerial all for £3,445 with £871 in tax giving a total price of £4,316.

The car is supplied with its original instruction book, a Heritage Trust Certificate and seamless history throughout with documentation confirming the ownership history. The car was originally registered FEL 227C in the hands of Mr. & Ms. Loveday, of Bichley, Kent before passing to Mr.Ryder Ascott also of Bichley where the car had covered some 30,000 miles. It subsequently passed on to Mr. G.A Collis in Bromley, Kent, in 1973 who added another 22,000 miles. It remained with him for some 20 years before being purchased by the present long term owner and AMOC member on 9th November, 1993 where it was registered in Belgium. The car remains Belgian registered and therefore would not incur taxes upon registration in the UK or Europe.

During the owner's tenure, the car underwent a bare-metal respray in 1996 to dark green but retained its original black hide seats and original radio and eight track player. It was originally supplied with an automatic transmission but was converted to a manual ZF5 gearbox in 1997 offering an altogether more sporting driving experience. At the same time, the engine was completely rebuilt at significant cost by reputable Aston Martin specialist, Ricky Cann.  A stainless-steel exhaust system was also fitted and the clutch was replaced in 2005 by Belgian Aston specialist Natens, brake lines were replaced, the ignition was reviewed and carburettors recently refurbished; the mileage is now showing some 70,778 miles.

With long term ownership history, a well documented history file including 21 old MoT test certificates with the earliest dating back to 1972, this extremely early and cherished example would be an impressive addition to any collection.