1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R

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Lot 109
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification
Registration no. HFW 283D Chassis no. DB62626R

Sold for £ 177,750 (US$ 245,823) inc. premium
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification
Registration no. HFW 283D
Chassis no. DB62626R
Odometer Reading: 37,805
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*Fitted with the Vantage engine early in its life
*Known ownership history
*Present ownership since December 2011
*Well maintained


This DB6 was completed on 19th March 1966 and despatched to Eton Motor Group on 28th April that year. The original colour scheme was Silver Birch with black trim, and the car left the factory equipped with a heated rear window and an electric aerial. The first documented history on file is an MoT dated 6th May 1983 at 24,016 miles.
It is clear that at an early stage in its life '2626/R' was fitted with the present Vantage engine. The vendor's researches through the AMOC suggest this was done under warranty either at the factory or a main dealer. There is no record of this engine being fitted to any other car so it was probably a factory-built spare. It is equally likely that the car was re-badged at the same time. The original triple SU carburettors were retained, probably as they were easier to maintain than triple Webers, a not unusual practice. When the sunroof was fitted is not known, but it also has all the hallmarks of having been done either at the factory or a main dealer. At some stage the car was re-sprayed red and re-upholstered in pale cream with beige carpets. The heated rear window was also replaced with a standard window.
On 16th August 1984 the DB6 was acquired by a Mr Geoff Pashley of Cheltenham. The car was MoTd on 18th August 1984 at 24,541 miles. It is assumed that Mr Pashley was a motor dealer. Shortly thereafter the car passed to a Mr T R Mills of Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, very likely through Plough Motors of Stroud Valley, Stonehouse, whose sticker is in the rear window.
On 5th September 1984 the Aston was sold for £6,500 to Mr Robert J Stiling, an architect who lived in Brownshill, Gloucestershire. He was a car enthusiast and a friend of the vendor since their university days in the late 1960s. Mr Stiling drove the car for around two years and then took it off the road in 1987 for an extensive renovation, which, mainly due to force of financial circumstances and ill health, took 23 years. To the vendor's certain knowledge the car was not used at all throughout this time. The restoration included extensive work on the chassis and a re-spray. The engine was not rebuilt and it is understood that it remains in the same state overall as it was when Mr Stiling acquired it.
11th May 2010 the DB6 was MoT'd and put back on the road at a recorded mileage of 27,596. Unfortunately, by this time Mr Stiling's health had deteriorated and he was unable to drive the car himself, but as a named driver the vendor was able to take it and him on several local rallies. On 7th December 2011 ownership was transferred to the vendor, and since then the car has undergone annual services and MoT teats and has been in constant use. Works carried out include fitting Koni shock absorbers in pace of the Selectaride type; overhauling the brake servo; replacing the carburettor floats; fitting stainless steel exhaust manifolds; re-upholstering and re-carpeting including boot; re-spraying the nearside door and fitting a new electric window winder motor to same; fitting electronic ignition and fuel pump; fitting new exhaust brackets; fitting a new steering wheel; and installing a radio (the original radio went missing during restoration).
Always stored in a dry garage and carefully maintained, this well documented DB6 Vantage comes with an original owner's handbook; copy workshop manual; and a good history file containing bills and invoices. The current odometer reading is 37,805 miles.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 81/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 19/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 17/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 18/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 3

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this car is not uprated to Vantage specification but it does have a Vantage engine number. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of this lot: click here
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1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
1966 Aston Martin DB6 uprated to Vantage specification  Chassis no. DB62626R
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