Aston Martin DB6

Aston Martin DB6 For Sale
  • Build Date 17 May 1966
  • Odometer 85088
  • Body Type Coupe
  • Transmission ZF 5 speed
  • Engine 4.0
  • Registration No. 827121H
  • Stock No. CSR258
  • Status Available
  • Features

    • Recent body restoration and repaint in correct original silver birch
    • Upgraded to Vantage specification
    • Very efficient air conditioning and electric powersteering
    • Original RHD, exterior colour and full numbers matching

  • Price $700,000
  • Details

Aston Martin announced it’s DB5 replacement in 1964 and was introduced to the public at The London Motor Show in 1965.  Mechanically the DB6 was very similar to the DB5 utilising the same 4.0 twin overhead camshaft engine and ZF 5 speed manual transmission, but it’s appearance was where the major changes were seen,  including split front and rear bumpers, extended and raised body and the distinctive Kamm tail.

The DB6 heralded some significant advancements over the quintessential DB5 in the cabin area too, especially for those wanting a car that can accommodate larger built occupants and also rear passengers with a surprising amount of comfort. The roofline was raised by 2 inches which necessitated a more steeply raked windscreen.

Of the 1327 DB6’s produced, the example presented here for sale, DB6/2729/R is a numbers matching early DB6 and original right hand drive, built on the 17th of May 1966. The car was one of three cars taken to Williams and Pritchard Ltd for P214 inspired minor body and functional changes in November 1966, as noted by ex Aston Martin employee Mr John Haworth. The improvements were completed in February 1967 and the car was then dispatched on 2nd March 1967 to H.R. Owen in UK. The first owner,  Mr A Trubshaw took delivery of his brand new silver birch with dark blue interior DB6 shortly after and as far as records can be traced, owned the car until purchased and exported to Australia by Mr Philip de Clerk in the late 1970’s.

The next recorded owner is Mr H McKee, an engineer of Lismore on the NSW North Coast. He purchased the car through Owen Tyres pty ltd, Parramatta Rd, Annandale in 1985. Mr McKee stored the car with the vision of restoring it but sold it shortly after purchasing it to Jeffrey.R.Moran of the Blue Mountains of NSW, also an engineer, on the 31st of January, 1986.

In 1991 Mr Moran dismantled the vehicle and carefully recorded the modification done by Williams and Pritchard when the car was new and ensured that they were all retained whilst the restoration was performed. The restoration was completed in 1996 with Mr Moran accounting for every hour spent on the restoration, totaling 3110! The body was restored, repainted a lighter shade of Silver Birch, the engine rebuilt, air conditioning added and the interior retrimmed in tan.

Modifications and enhancements incorporated by Williams and Pritchard, which were all retained during the restoration, included:

  • Upgraded carburetion from the original triple SU’s to Vantage spec triple webers.
  • Exhaust extractors and upgraded exhaust system with lightweight aluminum rear silencers
  • Larger capacity alloy fuel tank
  • 1 inch wider than standard alloy rimmed wire wheels
  • wider Avon Turbospeed tyres
  • Poly suspension bushes
  • Rear telescopic shock absorber conversion
  • Lightening of certain areas of the chassis
  • All sound deadener removed from cabin and lightweight sound absorption material used in it’s place
  • removal of all bumper bars, badges and un necessary body chromework and subtle body modifications in those areas
  • Webasto sunroof installation

Upon completion of the restoration in 1996, the car was registered on Historic Club plates and displayed at numerous concours d’elegance events through to 2004 and travelled a mere 1500 kms. In 2004 the car was placed into dry storage until sold to Mr David Reidie of Brunswick, Victoria, in June 2011. Registered IM326, the car was entered in NSW AMOC Concours and also at Motorclassica in September 2010. Sold via Oldtimer Garage in Queensland to current owner in July 2019.

The car was used sparingly until Concours Sportscar Restoration was commissioned in mid 2022 to completely repaint the car in the correct iconic (and original) silver birch. The minor body modifications that had been executed were corrected back to factory correct DB6 specification and all gaps and panel alignment improved. New bumper bars, badging, any missing chromework, new reverse light and number plate lighting and all body rubbers were replaced.

Following that, CSR set about improving the car mechanically by installing electric power assisted steering, removing the rear lever arm shock conversion that had previously been done to a much improved KONI conversion, upgrading the brake boosting system, fitting electronic ignition and tuning the engine properly on the dyno and fitting the new Avon CR6ZZ tyres. Aside from an oil leak from the rear of the engine which is scheduled to be rectified at the next clutch replacement, the car now performs as good as she looks.

Being an original RHD, numbers matching, 5 speed manual, restored and properly sorted Silver Birch Aston Martin DB6 with many desirable upgrades, this car represents tremendous value at $700,000.

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