1966 Aston Martin DB6
*** New information – this car was delivered new with a Vantage engine and had the Webber carburettors changed to SU’s by the Aston Martin factory in July 1967! ***
** NEW PRICE ***
*** These cars are only original once . . . ***
*** We are delighted to offer a fabulous original car with great history! ***
Aston Martin launched the DB6 at the 1965 London Motor Show. This was the final evolution of the DB4 based models and it was effectively built on a lengthened DB5 chassis to ensure the car could seat four adults. Externally the front of the DB6 is similar to its predecessors, however, in profile and from the rear the car is easily identifiable by way of its spoiler and Kamm tail. Mechanically the DB6 is similar to the DB5.
The February 2012 issue of Octane magazine ran a feature article on the Aston Martin DB6. To quote Keith Adams:
” . . . the DB6 is the best, most complete all round DB4 based model of them all. And right now, thanks to the vagaries of fashion and logic, it’s also the most attainable. How long can this situation remain?”
” . . . the DB6, the end of its line and the most evolved version, really ought to be the most desirable of them all. That it also offers potentially the greatest scope for investment makes one seem like an irresistible proposition.”
We are delighted to offer an Aston Martin DB6 that was manufactured in late 1966 and sold new on the 18th May 1967. This particular car is a factory right hand drive matching numbers example that is incredibly original and has been meticulously cared for all of its life. As it has throughout its entire history the car still maintains its original colour scheme of fiesta red with a black leather interior. The car has had three owners from new. The car was delivered new in England to a Mr Alan Haddrill who had his name engraved on the kick plate on the sill of the car and also the engine cam cover. Mr Haddrill emigrated to Australia and brought his car with him and eventually sold it after 27 years of ownership on the 23rd March 1995. At the time the car had travelled a documented 93,000 miles from new. The second owner had custodianship of the car for some five years before it passed to its current owner on the 1st August 2000.
The car has continued to be pampered by its current owner, has been recently serviced and is ready for its new owner to drive and enjoy. Today many similar cars have been restored and it is a privilege to be able to offer a truly original car in such wonderful condition.
Everything works as it should and the car comes with a comprehensive log book, history file, books and tools. The pocket size log book has been maintained from 1967 to 2003 and documents all the work done to the car (including every oil change!) and is a wonderful accompaniment to the car and a unique piece of its rich history.
We have recently secured a copy of the “Guarantee & Service Work” history from Aston Martin which confirms that this car was delivered new with a Vantage engine. Interestingly the Service Work history records state as follows:
24.7.67 – NR 36793 Disconnecting and removing bonnet panel to facilitate repairs to engine. Fitting SU carburettors and manifolds. Fitting new engine number plate.
fitting new number plate
refers to the brass ID plaque for the car which would have had the engine number changed from 400/2931/V to 400/2931. On closer inspection the stamp on the block reads 400/2931/V.
Therefore it would be reasonably easy for the new owner to convert the car back its Vantage guise, thus creating a far more valuable car!
Note: the odometer currently reads 24,722 miles, and the current mileage is a documented 124,722 miles.
- Aston Martin DB6 Vantage
- 124722 miles