1969 Aston Martin DB6 'Vantage Specification'
Price on Application | Location: United Kingdom
The culmination of the Aston Martin’s long running line of ‘DB’ six-cylinder sports saloons, and thus considered by many to be the last ‘real’ Aston, the DB6 was introduced in 1965, updating the DB5. Although recognisably related to the Touring-styled DB4 of 1958, the DB6 abandoned the Superleggera body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel fabrication while retaining the aluminium outer panels. Increased rear-seat space was the prime DB6 objective so the wheelbase was now 4” longer than before, resulting in an extensive restyle with more raked windscreen, raised roofline and reshaped rear quarter windows. Opening front quarter lights made a reappearance but the major change was at the rear where a Kamm-style tail with spoiler improved the aerodynamics, greatly enhancing stability at high speeds. These many dimensional changes were integrated most successfully, the DB6’s overall length increasing by only 2”.
The Tadek Marek-designed six-cylinder engine had been enlarged to 3,995cc for preceding DB5 and remained unchanged. Power output on triple SU carburettors was 282bhp, rising to 325bhp in Vantage specification, enabling it to reach 60mph in just over 8 secs and onto a top speed of 150mph.
The Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon ‘Vantage Specification’ offered here at Autostorico is finished in Green metallic with Natural Tan Connolly leather interior with Fawn carpets. Supplied through H W Motors of London, Chassis No: DB6/3583/R was first registered as YGP423G to C Hart and Co Ltd of Red Lion Street, London on the 18th March 1969. Owned in the UK from new, it was exported to Japan in 2007 where it remained until 2011 when it was re-imported into the UK by Gregor Fisken, who then sold it to its current owner, an avid Aston fan.
During his ownership the car has been in regular use and has been maintained to the highest possible standard latterly by Aston Engineering who in 2013 were entrusted to carry out the 4.2 Vantage engine upgrade, suspension, brake and axle overhaul. Proving to be a very reliable car it’s been seen at many Aston Martin events and made numerous trips abroad to Le-Man’s Classic and Spa Classic. Specification highlights include; Power steering, Electric windows, Air-conditioning and Borrani wheels.
Supplied with an extensive history file including current V5 registration document, previous MOT’s and copy of original build sheet, Owners handbook, Tool kit and Jack.