1969 Aston Martin DB6 Manual RHD

Aston Martin DB6 Manual RHD

Year: 1969
Chassis no: DB6/3180R
Registration: Swiss Registered
Price: £285,000

1969 Aston Martin DB6 Manual RHD

Chassis number: DB6/3180R

Registration number: Swiss Registered

Coming to us from a prominent Swiss collection:  This Aston Martin DB6 is in impeccable condition with a large history file.  There are big bills from Richard Williams for a full engine rebuild etc.  Also more recently are a plethora of bills from the Classic/performance car gagage that has maintained the collections cars keeping them all on the button & ready for immediate use at any time.

This  Aston Martin DB6 saloon was first delivered by Arnold G. Wilson to the first owner and was originally supplied with Olive Green paint with Natural leather trim. Now finished in flawless Dark Green with Black leather trim. All matching numbers and is beautiful condition throughout, a stunning motor car in great specification being an original Right Hand Drive manual version.

The car sits on Borrani wire wheels shod with new tyres all round.  Under the bonnet the triple carb engine is tidy & fires up instantly offering strog performance though the 4 speed manual gear box.

Introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show, the DB6 was already a dated design notable as the first model engineered following a factory relocation from Feltham to Newport Pagnell. The DB6 has a resemblance to its predecessor, the DB5; with the most noticeable differences being its wheelbase, side profile, split front and rear bumpers and rear panels incorporating the Kammback tail rear end. The tail, combined with the relocated rear-axle and the 3.75-inch (95 mm) lengthened wheelbase, provide more stability at high speed. Though fashionable — the rear-end Kamm-styled design was similar to the Ferrari 250.

Performance was satisfactory: road-tests of the day observed top speed of the Vantage model between 145 mph (233 km/h) to 148 mph (238 km/h), with John Bolster aboard a Vantage spec DB6 reaching a two-way average of 152 mph (245 km/h). The DB6 continued with then high-tech Armstrong Selectaride cockpit-adjustable rear shock absorbers as available on the DB5.

Other highlights include adopting front-door quarter windows, an oil-cooler air scoop low on the front valance, quarter-bumpers at each corner, revised tail-lamp clusters; additionally the spoiler affected the overall proportions of the DB6, with an increase in length by approximately two inches. Other notable changes: Roof line raised by two inches improving headroom especially for rear seat passengers Genuinely useful leg room for rear passengers More steeply raked albeit taller windscreen Split front and rear bumpers Standard chrome wire wheels on bias-ply whitewall tyres [in USA market] Optional power steering Optional air conditioning Standard ZF five-speed manual unit or a BorgWarner three-speed automatic gearbox available at no extra cost Optional Vantage specification retaining triple side-draft Weber 45DCOE carburettors with other minor revisions raising quoted output to 325 hp

Another major change from the DB5 to DB6 was abandonment of the full superleggera construction technique patented by coach-builders/stylist Touring of Milan. For later DB6's construction, the more common body-on-platform technique was used; this was primarily due to the extended rear requiring a stronger and more rigid design utilising a folded sheet metal supporting structure. Surprisingly the modifications combined to add only seventeen pounds weight compared to the DB5.

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1969 Aston Martin DB6 Manual RHD

Chassis number: DB6/3180R

Registration number: Swiss Registered

Coming to us from a prominent Swiss collection:  This Aston Martin DB6 is in impeccable condition with a large history file.  There are big bills from Richard Williams for a full engine rebuild etc.  Also more recently are a plethora of bills from the Classic/performance car gagage that has maintained the collections cars keeping them all on the button & ready for immediate use at any time.

This  Aston Martin DB6 saloon was first delivered by Arnold G. Wilson to the first owner and was originally supplied with Olive Green paint with Natural leather trim. Now finished in flawless Dark Green with Black leather trim. All matching numbers and is beautiful condition throughout, a stunning motor car in great specification being an original Right Hand Drive manual version.

The car sits on Borrani wire wheels shod with new tyres all round.  Under the bonnet the triple carb engine is tidy & fires up instantly offering strog performance though the 4 speed manual gear box.

Introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show, the DB6 was already a dated design notable as the first model engineered following a factory relocation from Feltham to Newport Pagnell. The DB6 has a resemblance to its predecessor, the DB5; with the most noticeable differences being its wheelbase, side profile, split front and rear bumpers and rear panels incorporating the Kammback tail rear end. The tail, combined with the relocated rear-axle and the 3.75-inch (95 mm) lengthened wheelbase, provide more stability at high speed. Though fashionable — the rear-end Kamm-styled design was similar to the Ferrari 250.

Performance was satisfactory: road-tests of the day observed top speed of the Vantage model between 145 mph (233 km/h) to 148 mph (238 km/h), with John Bolster aboard a Vantage spec DB6 reaching a two-way average of 152 mph (245 km/h). The DB6 continued with then high-tech Armstrong Selectaride cockpit-adjustable rear shock absorbers as available on the DB5.

Other highlights include adopting front-door quarter windows, an oil-cooler air scoop low on the front valance, quarter-bumpers at each corner, revised tail-lamp clusters; additionally the spoiler affected the overall proportions of the DB6, with an increase in length by approximately two inches. Other notable changes: Roof line raised by two inches improving headroom especially for rear seat passengers Genuinely useful leg room for rear passengers More steeply raked albeit taller windscreen Split front and rear bumpers Standard chrome wire wheels on bias-ply whitewall tyres [in USA market] Optional power steering Optional air conditioning Standard ZF five-speed manual unit or a BorgWarner three-speed automatic gearbox available at no extra cost Optional Vantage specification retaining triple side-draft Weber 45DCOE carburettors with other minor revisions raising quoted output to 325 hp

Another major change from the DB5 to DB6 was abandonment of the full superleggera construction technique patented by coach-builders/stylist Touring of Milan. For later DB6's construction, the more common body-on-platform technique was used; this was primarily due to the extended rear requiring a stronger and more rigid design utilising a folded sheet metal supporting structure. Surprisingly the modifications combined to add only seventeen pounds weight compared to the DB5.

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