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.
A superb example of an iconic British grand tourer. This 1966 Aston Martin DB6 was delivered new to H.W Motors Ltd for J.F.P. Tate, Esq. and was finished in Capri Blue with Dark Blue Connolly leather code VM 3282 and Dark Blue carpets. Although resprayed, the vehicle is still presented today in Capri Blue with its very nicely aged original interior.
The Aston Martin Heritage Trust certificate confirms the specification being a right-hand drive fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox plus non-standard equipment such as chrome roadwheels, heated rear window, three ear hub caps, fiam horns, powered aerial and avon turbospeed tyres. The car was in daily use early on in its life receiving a lot of service work, notably a cylinder head overhaul and stripping of its front suspension in 1967. It is unlike many DB6’s still Matching Numbers.
We then trace later ownership to Mr Pitkethly in 1984, who coincidentally owned our 1963 Aston Martin DB5 we have for sale for decades. The vehicle then changed hands to Mr Hine in 1992 who later sold the DB6 to Le Riche ‘Automobile Restorers’ of Jersey in 2002. Le Riche then sold the DB6 to Mr D Hoy of Jersey (Reg J6929) who kept the vehicle until its export out of Jersey in December 2009. The next trace of ownership is Aston Martin Works Ltd in April 2014, who then sell the vehicle to the gentleman we acquired the vehicle from. He took absolute care of it in his ownership, hence its lovely overall condition; he covered 600 miles in nearly 4 years. It is also noted that the automatic gearbox has received the ‘Chapman’ upgrade, this is very clear when you experience the smoothness of the shifts.
This car retains much of its originality, character and is still on its original ‘D-plate’. Presented in a very rare and stunning combination it will without a doubt turn heads as it continues to age gracefully.