This car has a very intriguing history, in that it was first delivered to the son of David Brown, owner of Aston Martin at the time and the man who's DB initials are used to designate Aston Martin model numbers to this day.
This highly original and rare DB6 MKII is finished in the original factory specified colour combination of Bahama yellow with Dark Brown Hide, portraying a real sense of the glitz and glamour of the era.
It has been in the same family since 1977 and still has the original number plates.
The history folder includes a detailed 'Works' service history between 1970-71, various tax discs dating from 1978, MOT's from 1982 to 2011 and an original DB6 instruction book.
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 car is in need of a certain amount of rectification, and is priced accordingly. As such, it represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase an Aston Martin with significant heritage at an affordable price, with a view to either a full and immediate restoration or or refurbishment over time, as and when budget allows.
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.
Original literature for the DB6:
Original literature (French):
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.