1966 Aston Martin DB6 (1966)



To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Elkhart Collection event, 1 - 2 May 2020.
Beautiful restoration in iconic California SageMatching-numbers engine, as verified by its build sheetFour-speed manual transmission and chrome wire wheelsOffered with small spares and a master cylinder kit

Following in the footsteps of the DB4 and the DB5, Aston Martin’s successor arrived in late 1965. For the DB6, Aston Martin’s designers and engineers attempted to improve comfort and practicality over the DB5 while also maintaining the performance that Aston Martin’s clients had become accustomed to. The chassis was stretched by 3.75 inches, and the rear axle was relocated in order to create additional cabin space for two rear seats. Despite those modifications, the DB6 only weighed 18 pounds more than the DB5 and was able to retain the DB5’s performance, just as Aston Martin had promised. In fact, designers took time to consider the DB6’s aerodynamic stability at high speeds, so they crafted a Kamm-style tail at the rear in an effort to provide additional downforce, and as a result, the DB6 had an increased top speed over its predecessor.

The DB6 offered here was delivered new by the famed London dealers H.R. Owen, with the guarantee issued on 2 June 1966 to C. Roy de Havillande of Wimbledon Common. It was originally finished in Charcoal Grey with Dark Blue Connolly upholstery, chrome wheels with three-ear hubcaps, a heated rear windshield, and Becker Europa AM/FM radio with power-operated aerial. More recently, it was fully restored in the wonderful period-correct color scheme of California Sage over black leather, with all finishes presenting beautifully inside and out. The car retains its original right-hand-drive configuration and notes 75,266 miles at the time of cataloguing. Under the hood, the original engine remains in place. The trunk contains a proper full-size spare with some small spares, including an aftermarket master-cylinder kit.

This is a DB6 that was acquired to drive and enjoy, and it would be ideally suited to that purpose—but it is also beautiful enough to be shown, radiant in its California Sage livery.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20.
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  • Year: 1966
  • First registered: 1966

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