1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R

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Lot 205
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon
Registration no. ANK 184G Chassis no. DB6/3471/R

£ 195,000 - 250,000
US$ 270,000 - 350,000
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon
Registration no. ANK 184G
Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
*Last-of-the-line model
*Automatic transmission
*Present ownership for 22 years
*Restored circa 1994-1995

Footnotes

  • Introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show, the DB6 was recognisably related to the Touring-styled DB4 but abandoned the Superleggera body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel fabrication. At 8' 5¾" the wheelbase was now 3¾" longer than before, resulting in an extensive re-style with more-raked windscreen, raised roofline and reshaped rear quarter windows. The result was significantly increased interior space, making the DB6 a genuine four-seater and greatly extending its appeal. Opening front quarter lights reappeared 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 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.

    Last-of-the-line models are always sought after by discerning collectors, and few are more highly prized that the final flowering of the glorious 'David Brown' six-cylinder series, considered by many to be the last of the 'real' Aston Martins.

    This particular DB6 was sold directly from the factory to Mr Charles E Robert of Morningside, Transvaal, South Africa, residing in that country for many years before returning to the UK in 1994. The accompanying copy guarantee form records that '3471/R' was manufactured with Borg Warner automatic transmission and originally finished in Aquamarine with black Connolly leather interior. Non-standard equipment fitted by the factory comprised power assisted steering, chrome road wheels, heated rear screen, three-ear hubcaps, safety belts, and a power operated aerial. The car was registered in the UK as 'TLK 105G' before being exported to South Africa.

    The Aston has been owned by the current vendor since its return to the UK in 1994, and was restored shortly after its arrival in this country (circa 1994-1995). Re-sprayed Silver Birch (from white) in 2004, the car is said to be in good condition mechanically - the engine running well and displaying good oil pressure, and the transmission working properly - while the body and brightwork would benefit from some relatively minor cosmetic improvements. The red leather interior has been partially re-trimmed, the rear seat squab being new and the front seats re-upholstered. A stainless steel exhaust system was fitted in 2015. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5 registration document, current MoT certificate, and the aforementioned copy guarantee form.
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1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3471/R
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