Representing the top end of the luxury performance car market as a Grand Tourer, the Aston Martin DB6 was launched at the London Motor Show in October 1965 to replace David Brown’s DB5 and was a further refinement to the DB4. The DB6 utilised a slightly longer wheelbase than the DB5 to accommodate the young family and make it more comfortable for adults, too. A taller, more steeply raked windscreen and 4″ of extra rear legroom was provided, together with larger instruments, squatter seat cushions, and a raised roof line to give 2″ more headroom. Total weight also increased by 17lbs to 3,250lbs. To provide more seating width in the back, the mounting points for the rear suspension trailing arms were moved back and away from the seating area.
More noticeable were the lighter split front and rear bumpers, the enlarged grille under the radiator grille for the enlarged oil cooler, and the re-styled tail that improved high speed stability. Fuel tank capacity was 19 gallons or 16 gallons with the optional air conditioning. A de Dion rear axle was proposed but in the interests of time a live rear axle was used. Code named project MP219, this model was a breakaway from Touring of Milan’s DB5 design.
Production lasted from September 1965 to January 1971 in Mk1 and restyled MkII forms. More than 1300 Mk1 saloons were built to July 1969, with a further 240 MkII saloons made until November 1970, before it was replaced by the DBS.
This stunning DB6 is finished in Dubonnet Rosso with Black Leather trim
Engine uprated to 4.2. Converted to unleaded. Heavy duty starter. Kenlowe fan. Power steering.
Negative earth conversion
Extensive Service History
Heritage Trust Certificate