First registered on 5 December 1967, this beautiful 2+2 coupé is in the early stages of a total rebuild. Our current plan is to now rebuild it to its original specification – but, of course, the project offers a new owner the exciting opportunity of being able to influence exactly what that specification is.
Our car is an Aston Martin DB6 coupé with a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic gearbox, the ‘factory build sheet’ showing the car was fitted with power-assisted steering as an optional extra and to have been finished in metallic Celeste, a metallic light blue, with dark blue Connolly leather upholstery and dark blue carpets.
First registered on 5 December 1967 with the registration JON 107, the build sheet records the car being purchased from Aston Martin agent, HR Owen, by John Higgenson, of Birmingham-based property developers, George Higgenson & Son Ltd. The build sheet records the car being regularly serviced; two items of interest being that a DB5 ashtray was fitted to the gearbox tunnel in May 1968 and that the inside of the car was insulated with Armaflex heat sheilding the following September. It also records that the car had been involved in an accident in November 1968, with the damage repaired by Aston Martin who then extended its original warranty by six months. By April 1969 it had been sold to its second owner, Mr FDM Longden of Sheffield.
Launched at the London Motor Show in October 1965, the DB6 was a direct development of the DB5 and featured improved aerodynamics and a more generous specification. Powered by the same 4.0-litre DOHC ‘straight-six’ Aston Martin engine, notable differences included a longer wheelbase; a Kamm-styled rear spoiler to improve high-speed stability; a higher roofline; quarter bumpers and an oil-cooler scoop. Although the increase in cabin space made the DB6 a more practical proposition as a family car, well-known owners included HRH Prince Charles, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Twiggy and Peter Sellers.
At some time the car was exported to Austria. Now back to the UK it has recently started on a long-term, total restoration programme and has been completely stripped down. At this early stage it offers a new owner the exciting opportunity to determine the exact specification, including a manual gearbox conversion, if required.
If you’d like more information or would like discuss the restoration possibilities, please contact us.