An older restored DB6 Saloon, RHD automatic in Snow shadow grey with black interior trim. The standard SU engine is fitted with the original Borg Warner Type 35 automatic gearbox. This particular car has had a comprehensive body and chassis restoration with a full bare metal respray to the highest standards.
The car is mechanically very good with excellent oil pressure. The engine has been subject to a full rebuild a few years ago as a 4.2 litre and is fully lead free. The suspension and braking system has been also subject to a thorough overhaul in the recent past. The chrome bumpers, window frames and general bright trim were re-chromed in 2008 and remains largely unmarked and in excellent condition. The black interior was retrimmed some time ago and has a pleasing light patina with recent new Wilton carpets throughout.
Mechanically, apart from a very comprehensive engine rebuild, it also has the benefit of a comprehensive brake upgrade with new servos and overhauled callipers, Fast road suspension,, including Koni shock front dampers, other replacement electrical and fuel system components.
Completed in 2008, the car has since been hardly used and comes with a record 28,800 miles on the odometer.
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.
One of the best DB6s presently available for sale, this car should provide its new owner with many trouble free years of use. The car drives very smoothly and quietly and performs with vigour.. The car will come with a thorough service, new MoT and full years guarantee. This car is highly recommended and will appeal to the purchaser who wishes to acquire a rebuilt part restored Aston Martin that shares many of the features of a DB5, with improved 4 seat family accommodation and at a fraction of the cost of a similar DB5.
Upgrades that a new purchaser may wish to consider include a conversion to LHD, fitting of Power Assisted Steering, air conditioning and other available upgrades from our comprehensive catalogue..
Manual conversion or an upgrade to a modern 4 or 5 speed automatic are also available, should a prospective owner wish. Details of these upgrades and many others that are possible will be found on our web site and can be downloaded as a fully illustrated brochure here: Enhancements Brochure
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