1965→1969 Aston Martin DB6

Following the DB5, Aston Martin launched the DB6 at the London Motor Show in October of 1965. The most noticeable modification was a new fastback rear end with a cut-off Kamm tail. This, along with an longer wheelbase increased rear passenger space but also made the car slightly heavier.

Other new features included split front and rear bumpers, a redesigned oil cooler opening in the front valance and a higher roof. Like before the Vantage spec option could be ordered which added a V to the chassis number. One of the desirable options was factory air conditioning which used two vents on the rear parcel shelf. Other options included power-assisted steering and a full-length Webasto sunroof.

The engine was almost identical to the DB5 unit having twin overhead camshafts and triple SU carburetors that produced 282 bhp.

In 1969 the Mark II version of the DB6 was launched with flared wheel arches and revised seats.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1965 – 1969
released at1965 London Motor Show
built atNewport Pagnell , England
price $$ 15,400
price £/td>£4,998
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement3995 cc / 243.8 in³
bore96.0 mm / 3.78 in
stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in
engine designerTadek Marek
power210.3 kw / 282 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output70.59 bhp per litre
bhp/weight191.32 bhp per tonne
torque390.5 nm / 288 ft lbs @ 3850 rpm
body / frameSteel Body over Steel Frame
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
front wheelsF 38.1 x 17.0 cm / 15 x 6.7 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 17.0 cm / 15 x 6.7 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionA-Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/Watts Link, Trailing Links, Coil Springs
curb weight1474 kg / 3250 lbs
wheelbase2586 mm / 101.8 in
front track1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track1359 mm / 53.5 in
length4623 mm / 182.0 in
width1676 mm / 66.0 in
height1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmissionZF 5-Speed Manual or Borg-Warner 3-Speed Automatic
gear ratios2.73:1, 1.76:1, 1.23:1, 1.00:1, 0.834:1
final drive3.73:1
top speed~241.4 kph / 150.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~8.4 seconds
0 – 100 mph~22.1 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~16.4 seconds
fuel capacity86 litres or 22.70 gal.