1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1

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Caribbean Pearl Blue | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 4.0 litre inline-Six cylinder | 31,027 miles showing | SOLD

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Aristocratic by nature with film-star good looks and devilish charm, the Aston Martin DB6 is a celebrity not only to the motoring community, but to the world as a whole.

In 1965 Aston Martin of Newport Pagnell released what would be the grand finale of the original DB-line, the flagship DB6.

The most noticeable changes over the outgoing DB5 were the functional Kamm tail and rear spoiler improved high speed stability, split front and rear bumpers, redesigned oil cooler aperture for the front valance, power steering, a taller roof line and longer wheelbase all combining to make the DB6 a faster, more dynamic gentleman’s sports car - undercover as a more practical family proposition.

Not only do we enjoy ogling this British marque but driving the car is an event within itself. In the confines of the city its luxurious and spacious, the comfort of power steering is a plus and the suspension is so finely dialled in. Out on the open road, the car makes you want to stretch is very, very long legs.

Escape mundane and be totally engaged by the DB6’s brawny roar coming from the twin pipes at the rear, the revvy 4.0 litre inline-six and the driver-centric cockpit filled with switches, timber, leather and lights all whilst twisting through narrow country roads.

The car offered is a 1966 DB6 Mk1 presented in Caribbean Pearl Blue over Dark Blue Connolly leather trim, numbers matching and an original right hand drive car sold new to the U.K. December the same year.

Receiving a mechanical overhaul in 2001, the motor has been rebuilt, suspension refurbished with all new bushes and Koni Shock-absorbers, power steering was added and a modern air-conditioning unit was discretely installed.

In 2015, the car was masterfully re-painted with zero expense spared, the interior re-trimmed using correct Connelly hides and carpets, the original chrome bumpers were refinished, along with the chrome bezels and the full gamut of switchgear. One of the finest we’ve seen, this DB6 is in excellent running order.

Accompanying the car is the incredibly hard to find owner’s instruction manual as well as hand-written notes and receipts detailing its restoration works over the last two decades, small details that only add to its provenance.

The final and ultimate incarnation of a true golden period of Aston Martin engineering featuring Superleggera (super-light) frame-work, independent suspension at all four corners and hammered, rolled and whittled by hand body work, the DB6 carries all the hallmarks of a truly special and exceedingly collectable classic.

Whether it be to enliven the daily drive, an addition to a collection or a means to solely escape the city for weekend getaways, nothing can surpass the pleasure of being able to turn and say, “Let’s take the Aston”.
 


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