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Silver Birch | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual| 4.2 litre 6 cylinder | 57,833 miles | AU$874,995
Following the success of the DB6 from 1965 to 1969, Aston Martin released, with some fanfare the DB6 MK2. Production was limited to 12 months resulting in an extremely rare low production car. It featured larger wire wheels, flared guards, power assisted steering, AE Brico electronic fuel injection. Options included a more powerful Vantage specification and advanced 5 speed ZF manual transmission.
287hp in 1970 was more than enough, but those in search of bragging rights could tick the expensive Vantage specification box, thereby lifting the 4.2 Litre DOHC inline-six cylinder with triple Weber carburettors to 325hp. Vantage specification cut the 0-100 km/h sprint from 8.4 to 6.4 seconds!
Only 71 Vantage MK2’s were ever produced and here we have one of the most original remaining. UK delivered, right hand drive, Silver Birch over Black Connolly leather complete with Black carpets.
Purchased from Newport Pagnell in 1970, the proud new owner toured the UK and Ireland before shipping it to Pukekohe, New Zealand reading 2,800 miles, later arriving in Auckland in May of 1971 with 5,116 miles on the odometer. It then moved to Brisbane, Australia, for the next 46 years.
This numbers matching DB6 MK2 Vantage is incredibly original, correct Smiths gauges, door trims, timber rimmed steering wheel and gear shifter, it shows all the signs of being an extremely well maintained car.
The engine and running gear was recommissioned in 2005. This exceptional grand tourer roars into life without hesitation, the drive is fantastic, the gear shift mechanically perfect. The sound and power of that exililerating Vantage motor is unforgettable..
This year, the car was invited to participate in the 2022 AXA Concours D’Elegance in the Coupes from the Kingdom category. No wonder, the stack of invoices collected during the previous ownership highlights the effort taken to keep this car in exceptional condition.
More recently the DB6 Mk2 has received new wheels and had its power steering and shocks overhauled, also a new Rencool air conditioning unit will guarantee a comfortable sunny Sunday drive to your favorite luncheon destination
One of the best documented DB6’s in the country. This car includes its original Aston Martin service log and embossed leather DB6 MK2 instruction booklet also a receipts folder that details its recommission.
Should the engine noise of an enhanced DB6 Mk2 Vantage become too much (unlikely),fear not, there is a retro look Blaupunkt Audio System with modern bluetooth capabilities.
What we have here is the rare opportunity to own and drive one of the world's most desirable poster cars. Its noteworthy provenance, specification and condition will ensure this magnificent Aston continues its blue-chip investment status for many decades to come.