Retaining much of its originality, this 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Auto still has an undeniable charm and its original number plate. The DB6 is currently undergoing sill replacement in our expert body shop to ensure longevity and will be also complemented with fresh paintwork to match. It's matching numbers throughout and presented in the original colour of Capri Blue, a rare hue for a DB6 but one that suits it making the big GT look slimmer and lighter somehow and will, without a doubt, turn heads as it continues to age gracefully. It is also noted that the automatic four-speed gearbox has received the 'Chapman' upgrade, and this is very clear when you experience the smoothness of the shifts.
This vehicle is eligible for our exclusive DB EV conversion and the owner of Aston Workshop Bob Fountain was considering converting this vehicle to electric himself before presenting it for sale. If this is something of interest to you then please get in touch.
DB6/2563/R was delivered new to H.W motors Ltd for J.F.P Tate, Esq. finished in Capri Blue with Dark Blue Connolly hide (VM 3282) and dark blue carpets. Although subsequently resprayed, the Aston is still presented today in the same Capri Blue with its very nicely aged original interior. The Aston Martin Heritage Trust Certificate confirms the specification being right-hand drive and fitted with a Borg-Warner, 4-speed automatic gearbox plus non-standard equipment including chrome roadwheels, heated rear window, three-eared hub spinners, Fiamm horns, a powered aerial, and Avon Turbospeed tyres. The car was in daily use early on in its life and regularly serviced and maintained including a cylinder head overhaul and front suspension rebuild in 1967. It is still matching numbers, today, unlike many DB6s.
The car's second owner was a Mr Pitkethly in 1984 who sold it, in 1992, to a Mr Hine who, in turn, later sold the DB6 to Le Riche 'Automobile Restorers' of Jersey in 2002. A little later, Le Riche was persuaded to part with the Aston by a Mr Hoy of Jersey (Reg. J 6929) who kept the vehicle until its export out of Jersey in December 2009.
The next change of ownership was to Aston Martin Works Ltd. in April 2014, which sold it to the owner prior to our vendor. He appears to have cherished the car judging by its lovely overall condition today and covered less than 600 miles in nearly 4 years.
This particular DB6 is supplied with a fascinating history file direct from the current private owner who has had it for the last seven years, covering very few journeys but all of them memorable we are assured!
The history file includes a Heritage Trust Certificate confirming both the original factory specification and matching numbers status. With 28,445 miles on the clock, this DB6 is in good usable condition. If you would like to enhance this DB6 to your specifications we can help. If you would like to convert it from RHD to LHD, change the colour, convert it to electric, fit an air conditioning unit, fit a 5 Speed Manual gearbox, or anything else, we can accommodate your request.
If you’re interested please speak to a member of our sales team.