1968 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon
Lot 225
In current ownership since 1973,1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon Chassis no. DB6/3213/R Engine no. 400/3256
Sold for £147,100 (US$ 246,993) inc. premium
Lot Details
In current ownership since 1973
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon
Registration no. SGT 512F
Chassis no. DB6/3213/R
Engine no. 400/3256

Footnotes

  • Supplied new via H R Owen of Old Brompton Road, London SW7, this much admired, cherished and un-restored DB6 Mk1 has been in the vendor's possession for the past 40 years and been maintained by him fastidiously. The original owner, Mr R J Wood, took delivery in January 1968. 'SGT 512F' was delivered equipped with the five-speed manual transmission, power steering and power operated radio antenna. Mr Wood had the car maintained by H R Owen until 1970 when it was recommended that he entrust its maintenance to the current vendor, an independent Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Ferrari specialist. From that time onwards the car has been maintained exclusively by the current owner. When Mr Wood decided to purchase a new Ferrari Daytona, he sold the Aston Martin to the vendor. Throughout the 1970s, 'SGT 512F' was used only on high days and for special occasions by the family.

    In 1977 the owner emigrated to Canada, taking the DB6 with him. While in Canada, the car was used sparingly, covering very few miles. On the sole occasion the Aston was shown to the public it won 'Best in Show' at the Alberta Field Meet in 1987. The car returned to the UK in 1988 and was placed in dry storage, continuing to be maintained and started by its owner on his regular visits to this country.

    The Aston was returned to the road in 1997. MoTs are available from 1998 onwards, at which time the recorded mileage was 63,211, verifying the current odometer reading of 69,800. Since then, the DB6 has been looked after by the vendor's son, who lives in the UK, and over the last 15 years has only been driven in dry weather. Most recent work has included fitting adjustable Koni shock absorbers at the front (2012); replacing both rear hubs and bearings (2012); oil change and a new battery (2012); and a new choke cable (2013). An electronic ignition module, modern radial tyres and new chromed wire wheels (originals included in sale) are the only listed deviations from factory specification.

    Cosmetically un-restored apart from a couple of minor repairs, this example has to be one of the most original surviving DB6s. As one would expect given the car's long-term, motor engineer ownership, it is described as in mechanically sound condition: the engine registering good oil pressure, the gearbox changing smoothly and the electrics functioning normally. Started and cleaned regularly, 'on the button' and running reliably, 'SGT 512F' has been taken to Aston Martin Owners Club and Goodwood Road Racing Club events and is described as a wonderful car to drive. The car is offered with its original service booklet, instruction manual, old-style logbook, Swansea V5 registration document and a quantity of receipts, old MoT certificates and expired tax discs. It has a fresh MoT and tax.
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