<B>1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE<br /></B>

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Lot 85
1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE

Sold for US$ 341,000 inc. premium
1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE

Chassis no. DB6/2974/R
Engine no. 400/2989/V

3,995cc DOHC 6-Cylinder Engine
Triple Weber Carburetors
325bhp at 5,500 rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Highly desirable, matching numbers DB6 Vantage
*5-Speed manual transmission and chrome wire wheels from new
*Thoroughly refurbished example
*Beautifully presented British motoring



THE ASTON MARTIN DB6

"Stage by stage, as the DB has become dominant in the Aston Martin strain, the successive cars have changed their image. Today the aim is to offer the maximum of luxury and refinement as well as the ultimate in road performance. The minor barbarities of so many great sports cars of the past are no longer acceptable – at least in the hand built models now leaving Newport Pagnell. Obviously such a car as the DB6 is expensive and exclusive but the value matches the price.' – Autocar, 1966.

As one might imagine, Autocar found much to commend in the DB6 Vantage, remaking on the car's much improved handling, outstanding adhesion and exceptionally good braking figures. A mean maximum speed of 148mph was achieved, while the standing quarter-mile time of 14.5 seconds was the fastest the magazine had recorded for a four-seater. At 120mph the Aston was as effortlessly relaxed as other powerful cars at 80mph. "For high-speed open-road touring this Vantage DB6 is practically ideal," enthused Autocar's scribe, and few would disagree.

The 4.0-liter DOHC engine remained unchanged in standard triple-SU carburetor form but the Vantage specification unit with 9.4:1 compression ratio now developed a mighty 325bhp. A ZF five-speed manual gearbox was carried over from the latter, 'Selectaride' driver-adjustable damping was standard, and for the first time there was optional power-assisted steering available. Saloon production totaled 1,327 units, including seven shooting brake conversions by Harold Radford.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Ordered with the highly desirable Vantage specification, this DB6 was among the most powerful ever produced by the British make. Finished in the elegant Dubonnet Rosso (Maroon) over a Natural Connolly interior with the desirable 5-speed manual transmission, it is believed that the car was originally delivered in the UK due to the right-hand drive configuration. The first owner ordered the DB6 with chrome wheels, power operated aerial, a heated rear screen and the Borg & Beck clutch.

After the car was imported to the US, the new owner commissioned an extensive refurbishment from the renowned Bay Area restoration shop, The Pit Stop. During the conversion from RHD to LHD the DB6's interior was subject to comprehensive work, in which plenty of black Connolly leather and period correct Wilton wool carpeting was used to bring the DB6 back to as-new condition.

Besides the impressive interior work, The Pit Stop also refurbished the car's brakes, suspension and three Weber carburetors. An EZ reversible power steering was also fitted, to increase low speed handling on this gentleman's express. Further, the car is accompanied by the components needed to bring the DB6 back to right-hand drive specification should a new owner wish to do so.

With the car's history file containing invoices in excess of $80,000, it is not surprising that this wonderful Aston Martin presents beautifully and is reported to be a strong runner. The DB6 is the last of the iconic DB Aston Martins from the '60s and, with its pure form and powerful Vantage engine, the example offered here is a must-have for any Aston Martin fan.
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