1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006

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Lot 567
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon
Registration no. NUV 10E Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006

Sold for £ 47,700 (US$ 62,660) inc. premium
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon
Registration no. NUV 10E
Chassis no. DB6/3007/R
Engine no. 400/3006

Footnotes

  • The culmination of 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. The wheelbase was now 4” longer than before, resulting in an extensive re-style 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.
    ‘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 was one of the finest sports cars it had tested. ‘The DB6 with its longer wheelbase and better headroom makes an Aston Martin available to the far wider four-seater market, and the design is in every way superior to the previous model. A purist might have though that the longer wheelbase would affect the near-perfect balance of the DB5, but if anything the DB6 is better.’
    The Tadek Marek-designed six-cylinder engine had been enlarged to 3,995cc for the preceding DB5 and remained unchanged. Power output on triple SU carburettors was 282bhp, rising to 325bhp in Vantage specification. Borg-Warner automatic transmission was offered alongside the standard ZF five-speed gearbox, and for the first time there was optional power-assisted steering.
    The vendor purchased this right-hand drive, automatic transmission-equipped DB6 in Switzerland in 2001, the car having previously been restored by marque specialists Aston Workshop circa 2000. Serviced by Aston Workshop immediately after acquisition, the car was taken in 2004 to Ireland where it has since been maintained by the vendor’s own mechanic. Recently returned to this country, ‘NUV 10E’ is presented in generally very good condition but does not have a current UK MoT. The car is offered with a quantity of restoration invoices, Republic of Ireland registration document and its most recent MoT certificate, which expired in April 2005.
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3007/R Engine no. 400/3006
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