1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335

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Lot 232
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon
Registration no. SLR 465F Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335

Sold for £ 173,980 (US$ 219,028) inc. premium
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon
Registration no. SLR 465F
Chassis no. DB6/3260/R
Engine no. 400/3335

Footnotes

  • 'If you want a truly British driver's car, the ultimate development of a continuous line of thoroughbreds from the Vintage era to the present day, there is nothing in quite the same field as the Aston.' – Motor on the DB6, 26th November 1966.

    According to the original bill of sale, 'SLR 465F' was sold new in December 1967 by H R Owen of Berkeley Square, London W1. The car was supplied with Borg-Warner automatic transmission, power assisted steering, heated rear screen, power operated aerial, safety belts, chromed road wheels and three-ear hubcaps, and was finished in Midnight Blue metallic with natural hide interior. Its first owner was Mr E Fairhurst of Budleigh Salterton, Devon, a retired director of Marks & Spencer. Mr Fairhurst owned the Aston for some 20 years, during which it covered circa 47,000 documented miles. The current recorded total is circa 63,000 miles.

    In 1988 the car was acquired by Mr N Caburn of Sidmouth, Devon, who instructed Streber of Hemyock, Devon to carry out a full 'ground upwards' rebuild to include bare metal re-spray, engine rebuild, new hides and carpeting (see related bills and photographs on file). Servicing during Mr Caburn's ownership was carried out by Oaklands of Aylesbeare. The car was next owned by a Mr Ensor Byfield of Cadnam, Hampshire during whose ownership it was maintained by Wren Classics of Shaftesbury (invoices available).

    In November 2002 the Aston was acquired by one Anthony Forbes for his private collection, being shipped out to Jersey before returning to the UK. During Mr Forbes' ownership the car was maintained by Clayden Motors of St Brelade, Jersey. Many new parts were fitted during this period to include a high-torque starter motor, electronic ignition and larger Vantage wheels and tyres for improved roadholding.

    The current vendor purchased the car for his own private collection in the summer of 2013 and describes it as in generally very good condition. Prior to purchase a full road test was conducted and any problems identified attended to. The vendor confirms that he has enjoyed trouble-free driving during his ownership and is only selling 'SLR 465F' due to a change in circumstances. Currently taxed and MoT'd, the car is offered V5C registration document and a folder containing the aforementioned history.
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1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3260/R Engine no. 400/3335
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