The Aston Martin DB6 is a grand tourer made by British car manufacturer Aston Martin and was produced from September 1965 to January 1971. ( “DB” designation from (Sir) David Brown who built up the company from 1947 onwards)

The DB6 succeeded the Aston Martin DB5 and featured improved aerodynamics and specification over its predecessor.

History and design

After Aston Martin rejected proposals for a replacement for its DB5 from the original DB4 Touring of Milan, the decision was made to focus on their own development car, registered 4 YMC. Wind tunnel testing, begun in February 1965, showed development was necessary to counteract a tendency toward aerodynamic lift [a result of the fastback styling] causing reduced rear-wheel traction at high speed.

Final development phases relied upon DB5 chassis, suitably lengthened and titled MP 219, with rear lip-spoiler and abbreviated Kammback tail Aston Martin previously incorporated in sports-racing prototypes. The decision was made to produce MP 219 as the Aston Martin DB6 although the prototype de Dion rear axle was rejected, Aston’s soldiering on with its live-axle configuration reducing time to market, cost and complexity.

Introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show, the DB6 was already a dated design notable as the first model engineered following a factory relocation from Feltham to Newport Pagnell. The DB6 has a resemblance to its predecessor, the DB5; with the most noticeable differences being its wheelbase, side profile, split front and rear bumpers and rear panels incorporating the Kammback tail rear end. The tail, combined with the relocated rear-axle and the 95 mm lengthened wheelbase, provide more stability at high speed.

Though fashionable – the rear-end Kamm-styled design was similar to the Ferrari 250 – it did not prove popular with conservative, tradition oriented Aston clientele when the DB6 was introduced. Performance was satisfactory: road-tests of the day observed top speed of the Vantage model between 233 kph to238 kph, with John Bolster aboard a Vantage spec DB6 reaching a two-way average of 245 kph.

The DB6 continued with then high-tech Armstrong Selectaride cockpit-adjustable rear shock absorbers as available on the DB5. Other highlights include adopting front-door quarter windows, an oil-cooler air scoop low on the front valance, quarter-bumpers at each corner, revised tail-lamp clusters; additionally the spoiler affected the overall proportions of the DB6, with an increase in length by approximately two inches.

This beautiful example presents in Silver with luxurious Blue leather interior trim.

Originally fitted with a 3 speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission, it has been fitted in the past with a 5 speed manual gearbox which gives it much more of a grand touring feel on the road.

Powered by a 4.0 Litre twin overhead cam 6 cylinder engine, it produced when new 210Kw and 391Nm of power and torque, delivered to the rear wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Performance figures suggested at the time of release, 0-100kph in 6.4 secs and a top speed near 250kph.

Fitted with air conditioning, power steering and a period correct Webasto folding sunroof.

This beautiful example has been in the current South Australian ownership for over 10 years.

We hold a Heritage Certificate which shows firstly, a matching numbers car and first delivered to a South Australian residing in Brighton SA. We believe that this gentleman may have taken delivery of it in the UK and then bought it home after touring in the UK and Europe.

There is evidence that the car ended up in NSW ownership and that is where the restoration process was taken on around 2010.

We hold large folders of paper work and photos relating to it’s restoration and current condition.

This car looks absolutely stunning on our showroom floor in Adelaide, it is well worth a visit.

James Bond would feel very much at home in this drivers seat!

We can arrange transport door to door world wide if required.

Finance – our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.

We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.

Make:Aston Martin
Model:DB6 Coupe
KM:22,006 Miles
Engine Size:4000cc

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