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For Sale: 1967 Aston Martin DB6
in Tadworth, United Kingdom

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Description
 
After rejecting proposals for a replacement for the DB5 from Touring of Milan, the decision was made by Aston Martin to focus on their own development car, registered, 4 YMC. Testing it in a wind tunnel for the first time in February 1965, showed the need for work to counteract the test car's rear end lift. So the final development phases saw a DB5 chassis, suitably lengthened and titled MP219, with a rear spoiler and abbreviated Kamm tail that Aston Martin had previously incorporated in sports racers. The decision was made to progress MP 219 as the Aston Martin DB6 although its de Dion rear axle was replaced with a live axle on cost grounds. So the new car, announced at the London Motor Show in October 1965, had a wheelbase extended by 3.75 inches with the extra inserted just ahead of the rear wheel arches and this allowed the roofline to be raised by an inch, while a further two inches of headroom was gained by reworking the seat squabs. Reducing the length of the trailing arms on the rear suspension, gave more elbow room at the back. The seat shapes were changed to give greater shoulder and lumbar support while the dashboard changed only with the size and layout of individual dials. Externally, however, horizontally slatted grille beneath the number plate allowed better air flow to the oil cooler and visual symmetry of the new arrangement was maintained with a split bumper at the front that was mirrored at the rear of the car. Mechanically, the car was very similar to the Aston Martin DB5 with 3 SU carburettors fitted as standard. There were a number of items that a customer could specify at no extra cost - a Powr-Lok limited slip differential and chrome wire wheels. An electric aerial was fitted as standard, although the radio, which would be a customer choice, was considered an extra and was charged accordingly. Summary: A period of thirty years in the stewardship of a single owner is a pointer to good car. For that car to have been restored by an Aston Specialist of the quality of Wren Classics just serves to underline that intrinsic quality. This Aston Martin DB6 is much more that just an attractive investment proposition, it is a car coming from an owner who has cherished it for a very long time and then added substantial value by choosing a restoration that has retained the originality of the car but delivered a very usable classic. Vehicle History This DB6 was sold by Aston Martin dealer, HWM of Walton on Thames and there is very little history before the current owner's acquisition of the car from a Mr Anthony Spencer at the end of 1980 with the final payment and official change of keeper noted as 23rd January 1981. A pharmacist by training, the owner put his Aston into storage almost immediately when his employment took him to Florida. He did not return until 2000 when the car was put back on the road and the owner assumed a role as a boatyard and marina operator on the South Coast. Parts support for the Aston came from further down the same coastline, in Dorset, in the guise of Aston Service and it was they who recommended the services of Aston specialists, Wren Classics when the decision was made in 2005 to restore the car. That restoration is noted in the history file with a series of detailed estimates and subsequent invoices for parts and labour - the opportunity was taken to convert the engine to unleaded and Wren continued to maintain the quality of the car with regular checks and MOT's. That maintenance was most recently manifested in 2012 with the restoration of the steering rack following a recommendation made during a regular check.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 219569
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
175,000 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
United Kingdom
 
City, State
Tadworth
Zip
KT20 7HZ
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
13326

Year
1967

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Blue

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

 
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