1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/2972/R Engine no. 400/2887/V
Lot 102
1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon
Registration no. JCR 8L Chassis no. DB6/2972/R Engine no. 400/2887/V
Sold for £ 28,750 (US$ 37,828) inc. premium

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1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/2972/R Engine no. 400/2887/V 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/2972/R Engine no. 400/2887/V
1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon
Registration no. JCR 8L
Chassis no. DB6/2972/R
Engine no. 400/2887/V
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 externally the most noticeable innovation was the adoption of a Kamm-style tail with aerodynamic spoiler. 'The tail lip halves the aerodynamic lift around maximum speed and brings in its train greater headroom and more luggage space,' revealed Motor magazine, concluding that the DB6 Vantage was one of the finest sportscars it had tested. 'In an effortless way that few other cars can match, the DB6 makes an overall speed limit of 70mph look quite ridiculous. At its maximum speed of more than twice this, it is reassuringly stable, probably more so than many cars struggling to maintain their 70mph convoy speed. If you need to stop from high speed the brakes are outstandingly powerful, a point which really needs remembering if there is a less well endowed vehicle behind; and the handling in both wet and dry conditions is superior to all but a couple of the production two-seater sportscars we have tested.'
Exported new to Jersey, this DB6 Vantage subsequently returned to the UK mainland and was first registered here in July 1973. A right-hand drive model equipped with the five-speed manual transmission, it was purchased from Aston Martin agents J J Sussex Ltd, of Hursley, Winchester by the current (third) owner in 1983, and in the past 22 years has been driven fewer than 10,000 of the 57,300 miles covered from new. The car’s condition reflects its few owners and limited mileage: never repainted and boasting straight panelwork, it remains delightfully original. Finished in Silver Birch with black leather interior, the car is offered with plentiful early (and some later) service history, MoT to February 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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