We’re delighted to offer for sale this stunning LHD Aston Martin DB6 MK1. This 1966 example is in the original Sanction II Green with Black leather specification and must be one of the finest DB6 on the road today.
Subject of a full, comprehensive restoration (which included conversion to LHD) by the world renowned team here at Aston Workshop. The attached log documents the restoration process in full (click on the media tab to view online or download) which also included the following upgrades & enhancements that turn this particular DB6 into a usable everyday driving proposition:
- Engine - 4.2ltr Vantage spec
- Suspension - Monte Carlo Kit (heavy duty roll bar & upgraded springs)
- Brakes - upgraded servo units & master cylinder, AP Racing vented discs and calipers
- Car security - Sigma
- Tracker System - Thatcham 1
- Steering - electric power steering
- Air conditioning
- Gearbox upgrade
- Rear Axle - 3.27 limited slip
- Central Locking & intermittent wash wipe
- Wheels - Stainless polished 6J
- Tyres - 205VR 15 Pirelli Cinturato
- I.C.E - period style radio sat nav system
- Steering wheel - Small diameter
Complete with an extensive history folder, fully restored examples of this calibre are hard to come by and we anticipate a great deal of interest. Seriously interested parties are urged to contact a member of our sales department as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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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.