1965→1969 Aston Martin DB6
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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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Auction Sales History
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I Shooting Brake by Radford DB6/S/2688/L - sold for $682,000
Offered from single-family ownership. One of four Radford-bodied DB6 “wagons”. Numerous factory options and accessories. Largely original; complete factory-original specifications. The ultimate family automobile for Jackson Hole or St. Tropez.
Auction Source: RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015
1968 Aston Martin DB6 DB6/3506/R - sold for €300,384
Leaving the factory in November 1966, this Aston Martin DB6 was equipped from new with various options: power steering, automatic gearbox, heated rear windscreen, seat belts, chrome wheels and electric aerial. Having had two owners in England, the car left for Luxembourg in 1982 before being sold at auction in 1986 in France by Maitre Osenat. It then came under the hammer of Maitre Poulain in 1987 and again in 1990. The engine was re-built in ... read more
Auction Source: Rétromobile 2015 by Artcurial Motorcars
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 DB6MK2FI/4224/R - sold for €270,250
Right-hand drive chassis number '4224' was built for the UK market and despatched from the factory on 28th July 1970 to the Wharfe Garages Ltd dealership. The car was finished in Verde Aqua with Pigskin interior trim, and was delivered equipped with two seatbelts and a Radiomobile radio. A BMIHT certificate confirming matching chassis and engine numbers, and an appraisal (in German) comes with the car.
Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1969 Aston Martin DB6 DB6/4060/RAC - sold for $275,000
Numerous desirable options and accessories. Largely original and well-preserved. Recent mechanical sorting.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1967 Aston Martin DB6/2625/LN - sold for $412,500
Offered from single-family ownership in Southern California. Only 38,500 original miles; original paint and interior. Factory air conditioning and automatic transmission. Original manuals, tools, and receipts from new.
Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1966 Aston Martin DB6 DB6/2740/R - sold for $321,750
An elegant and speedy “Gentleman’s Express”. Restored by Kevin Kay. Upgraded Vantage power and modern comforts. Well-presented for touring and show.
Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Sports Saloon DB6Mk2FI/4171/R - sold for €132,000
First registered 'DME 267J' in Inverness on 30th October 1970, chassis number '4171' was delivered new fitted with fuel injection and automatic transmission.
In the late 1970s the vendor decided to change the car from its original specification of fuel injection to triple Weber carburettors (as used in the DB6 Vantage) and replace the automatic gearbox with a ZF five-speed manual, the work being carried out by marque specialist Robin Hamilt... read more
Auction Source: 2012 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams
1968 Aston Martin DB6 coupé DB6/2517/L - sold for €214,445
The car on offer was sold new in France and registered on 22 July 1968 by its first owner in Eure-et-Loir with the number 798 PM 28. It was subsequently bought through the Mirabeau garage by our gentleman collector, who then passed it on to his son, the current owner. It was registered with its present number 444 BWL 75 on 23 November 1977. Maintained regularly by Normandie Motors (various invoices are included in the file), the car has a stai... read more
Auction Source: 2012 Artcurial Motorcars à Rétromobile
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Coupé DB6/3000/R - sold for €89,532
This 1967 DB6 Coupé, DB6/3000/R, is an original right-hand drive example, delivered new with engine no. 400/2974. According to a copy of the original build sheet, its guarantee was issued on 5 October 1967, and it was sold new in the UK via prominent dealer H.R. Owen to its original owner O.S. Love, Esq. and registered as PHM 611 E. As delivered, it was equipped with a 3.73:1 rear-axle ratio, Avon Turbospeed GT tyres on chrome wheels with thre... read more
Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM
1967 Aston Martin DB6 DB6/3052/LC - sold for $297,000
An Original, Left-Hand Drive DB6. Initially Sold Through the Factory’s Experimental Department. Comprehensive Engine Rebuild by Steel Wings. Lovely, Period-Correct Color Combination. Fully Prepared for the 2008 New York-to-Paris Great Race.
Given the great expense required to extensively restore a DB6, this car offers a unique opportunity for eager enthusiasts to acquire a superb Aston Martin that has benefitted from a great deal of recent... read more
Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company
1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 - sold for €176,910
The car was delivered to France new. It was acquired by the current owner at an auction conducted by Hervé Poulain in Paris in 1992, after being consigned by a dentist. Franck Opderbeck, the collection's mechanic, has converted the cylinder-head for unleaded petrol; the timing chains have been replaced; carburation and brakes revised (with the servo-brake changed and the master-cylinder reconditioned); and a new radiator fitted. The four Miche... read more
Auction Source: 2010 Artcurial Sport & GTs au Mans Classic
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Coupe - sold for $170,500
Beautifully finished in the classic and always tasteful Aston Green with a tan Connolly leather interior and matching beige Wilton wool carpets, this particular DB6 was originally owned by John Chapman of the London Aston Martin main agency Chapman Spooner, whose numerous Aston Martin Owners Club concours wins are celebrated with an impressive array of Club plaques on the glove box door. Originally a right-hand drive car, a properly executed c... read more
Auction Source: 2009 RM Auctions Sports & Classics of Monterey