<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985

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Lot 110
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon

Sold for US$ 240,800 inc. premium
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon
Chassis no. DB6/2687/L
Engine no. 400/2985

3,995cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Triple SU Carburetors
282bhp at 5,500rpm
5-Speed ZF Manual Transmission
Independent Front with Live Rear Axle Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Delivered new to the Pottsville, Pennsylvania area
*Original left-hand drive and with the desirable ZF 5-speed
*Documented by copies of its factory build records
*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

According to copies of factory build records, this DB6 was ordered new by George Tregea of Gilberton, Pennsylvania. From a family with rich history in the mining industry in the Pottstown area (his grandfather had died in a mining accident), Tregea worked outside of that industry in sales, ordering his Aston through J.S. Inskip. Specifying the highly appropriate color scheme (for the region) of Charcoal Grey of Black Connolly hides, options included 3.73:1 limited slip differential, chrome wheels, rear window defroster, dual wing mirrors, detachable passenger headrest, Fiam horns with change over switch, dual Marchal fog lights, dual Britax three point seatbelts up front and dual Britax lap belts in the rear, and 7 pints of antifreeze to weather the tough winters. No delivery date is specified in the records, but it is likely the car arrived in the Keystone state in early to mid-1967.

The early history of the car beyond that is unknown although it appeared in the Aston Martin Owner's Club registry in 1992 with G.D. Rycroft and was acquired later that same year by Salem, Massachusetts enthusiast Albert "Tag" Goodhue III. Goodhue would retain the car for nearly two decades, showing it several times at the Lime Rock Concours. Acquired by the present owner in 2011, it has been on static display since purchase. The subject of a repaint in a lighter, bluish sliver and receiving a retrimmed interior at some point in its life, along with a new radio, it is now ready for some recommissioning and future enjoyment.

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<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
<b>1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon  </b><br />Chassis no. DB6/2687/L <br />Engine no. 400/2985
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