1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V

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Lot 224* N
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon
Registration no. WJH 333E (see text) Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V

Sold for £ 102,350 (US$ 141,084) inc. premium
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon
Registration no. WJH 333E (see text)
Chassis no. DB6/3091/R
Engine no. 400/3058/V
One of only three DB6 Vantage models with automatic transmission
• First owned by Lord Macpherson of Drumochter
• Well specified
• Present ownership since 2007
• Offered at No Reserve

Footnotes

  • Superseding the DB5 in 1965, the DB6 was the last of the long-running line of David Brown 'DB' models, and as such is considered by some aficionados of the marque to be the last of the 'real' Aston Martins. Aware that increased headroom and legroom was required to extend the car's appeal to a wider market and make it a true four-seater, the factory lengthened the wheelbase by 4" while at the same time re-styling the DB6 to incorporate a more raked windscreen, raised roofline and reshaped rear quarter-windows.

    One of only three Aston Martin DB6 Vantage models completed with Borg Warner automatic transmission, this example comes with a guarantee form copy revealing that it was built for the UK market and delivered new via Cheapside Motor Co (HR Owen) to Lord Macpherson of Drumochter, JP. The car was ordered in Mink with Dark Blue Connolly leather trim, and was first registered as 'WJH 333E'. In addition to the Vantage engine and automatic transmission, the Aston also left the factory equipped with power steering; chrome road wheels; heated rear screen; 3-ear hubcaps; power aerial; Coolair air conditioning; safety belts; Motorola radio; Fiamm horns; Marchal quartz iodine fog and spot lamps; and an extra vanity mirror on the driver's sun visor. The total cost was £3,232 2s 6d plus £873 2s 6d Purchase Tax. A boot-mounted CD player was added subsequently.

    The current owner purchased the DB6 at the Bonhams Olympia Sale in December 2007 (Lot 703). The 2007 catalogue description states: "On file are receipts from specialists Aston Workshop, Puddleduck and Rikki Cann recording refurbishment work carried out including attention to front and rear wings, rear sill and both door bottoms; renewing pedal support and master cylinder mounting brackets (2003); changing brake discs and fitting Aeroquip hoses all round; fitting reconditioned master cylinder and Vantage carburettor overhaul kit (2005); and overhaul of steering rack (2006)." Unfortunately, the documentation for these works has since been lost, as have the eight MoT certificates mentioned in the description, the last of which was obtained immediately prior to the 2007 sale.

    Exported in 2007, the Aston comes with a copy of its last UK V5C Registration Certificate recording the owner when issued as Christopher Jones of Kent. The car will need to be reregistered with the DVLA should the successful purchaser wish to resume using it in the UK and will be subject to the low import duty rate of 5%. The Vantage has received a cursory engineer's inspection and with some effort the car started although is not running well and the fuel pump is seized. As it has been stored in recent years, it will require further recommissioning before being returned to the road.
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1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB6/3091/R Engine no. 400/3058/V
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