Lot details Registration No: T.B.A. Chassis No: DB6/2902/R Mot Expiry: April 2008
Introduced at the 1965 Motor Show, the Aston Martin DB6 was notable as the first model to be engineered following a factory move from Feltham to Newport Pagnell. Although, it shared the same visage as the outgoing DB5, the newcomer enjoyed notably better high-speed stability and interior space thanks to the provision of a Kamm tail and four-inch longer wheelbase respectively. Grafted over a sheet steel platform chassis, the four-seater's hand-finished aluminium panels helped contribute to a 1,466kg kerb weight. Praised by the contemporary press for its poise and handling, the DB6 employed all-round coil-sprung suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. Powered by the fabulous Tadek Marek designed 3995cc DOHC straight-six engine - which was quoted as developing 282bhp and 280lbft in standard tune - the model could be had with either five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Though, even when fitted with the latter no-cost option, it was reputedly capable of 140mph.
Finished in metallic blue with black leather upholstery, this particular example is variously described by the vendor as being in "good" (engine, five-speed manual gearbox, electrical equipment, chassis, wheels / tyres), "original" (interior trim), "average" (bodywork) or "poor" (paintwork, chromework) condition. Reputedly treated to an engine overhaul less than 1,500 miles ago, chassis 'DB6/2902/R' is said to "drive excellently" despite lacking a valid MOT certificate. Currently undergoing a cherished number plate transfer, the two-door coupe is understood to have had just four previous keepers (the last of whom took possession in 1983). Riding on wire wheels, this highly desirable manual DB6 is offered for sale with sundry invoices.
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle has an MOT until April 2008.