1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC

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Lot 212* N
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon
Registration no. YKR 270J (see text) Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC

Sold for £ 258,750 (US$ 356,845) inc. premium
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon
Registration no. YKR 270J (see text)
Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R
Engine no. 400/4598/VC
One of only 240 DB6 Mk2s manufactured
• An older (1980s) restoration to a high standard
• AMOC Stanway Concours Volz Trophy winner (1987)
• Present ownership since 2008
• Offered at No Reserve

Footnotes

  • The final incarnation of the 'DB4' family, the DB6 Mk2 incorporated many components shared with the successor DBS, most obviously the latter's wider wheels that necessitated flaring the front and rear wheelarches. All Mk2 Vantages came with the highest (325bhp) 'C' state of tune, while all cars benefited from power-assisted steering as standard. Production lasted from July 1969 to November 1970, during which time only 240 DB6 Mk2s were manufactured.

    According to the build record, this DB6 Mk2 Vantage was completed on 8th April 1970 but not despatched from the factory until 5th November that year, destined for Eton Garages Ltd in Windsor, Berkshire and finished in Olive with Pigskin leather interior.

    It is understood from a Byron International advert on file that the Aston was first registered (in Kent) on 9th November 1970 but its first owner is not known. According to the advert the earliest known owner was a Mrs Susans of Guilford, Surrey (from December 1983) followed by Frank Reeder & Sons Ltd (Performance and Specialist Cars) of Pewsey, Wiltshire (from April 1984). The advert describes four concours events attended while the DB6 was owned by Mike and Graham Reeder, including Stanway in 1987 where it is said to have won the coveted Volz Trophy. The other three outings produced one 2nd and two 3rd places, clearly demonstrating that the Reeders had done an excellent job in restoring it.

    The Aston was kept in a heated garage throughout the 1990s, and in December 2001 was sold to Mr Robert Stephens of Gloucestershire. Mr Stephens kept the car for two years before exchanging it with the Reeders, from whom it was purchased by Mr Paul Housego of Devon in August 2003.

    The current owner purchased the Aston from Byron International in November 2008 (see invoice and advertisement copy on file). At that time it was stated that the car was finished in Canyon Pearl Red with tan leather interior, and that it had been restored between March 1984 and March 1986 by the Reeders and marque specialists Goldsmith & Young (which ties in with the 1987 Volz Trophy concours award). MoT mileage totals were quoted as rising from 56,906 in October 1985 to 68,741 in August 2008. It was further noted that the DB6 had the five-speed ZF manual gearbox and that it had benefited from an unleaded conversion.

    Exported in 2008, the car comes with copies of its BMIHT Certificate and old-style V5C document but will require reregistering and be subject to the low rate import duty of 5% should the successful purchaser wish to resume using it in the UK. The Mk2 has received a cursory engineer's inspection and the car started and held good oil pressure. We found the brake master cylinder was sticking and, as it has been stored in recent years, it will likely require further recommissioning before being returned to the road.
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1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6Mk2/4255/R Engine no. 400/4598/VC
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