One of the Last of the Classic DB Series. Factory Left-Hand-Drive Example. Delivered New to Switzerland. Finished in Original Silver over Black Color Scheme. Matching-Numbers Vantage Specification Engine. Ideal Car for Tours and AMOC Events. An Exceedingly Rare and Distinctive Aston Martin.
Of the 240 DB6 Mark IIs built, it is believed that only 71examples were originally specified in left-hand drive. Beyond that, approximately 45 Mark IIs were ordered in the desirable Vantage specification, equipped with either triple Weber carburetors or AE Brico fuel injection. It has been reported that the combination of Vantage specification and left-hand drive – undoubtedly the most sought-after package offered by the factory – was limited to just nine examples, a surprisingly low figure.
It is thought to be one of just nine late Mark II specification examples that were delivered as left hand drive cars. In the last 40 or so years, it has become the norm for a British car to be supplied as right or left hand drive, depending on which market it was intended for, but nearly half a century ago the additional expense and time that a left hand drive build demanded coupled to the client ‘need’ to have their fashionable car as soon as possible meant that it really required a true connoisseur to wait for this specification. The Swiss have a long history of precision so perhaps it is not surprising that such a discerning specification was ordered by the first Swiss owner of this car. From Switzerland, it is known that the car passed into Europe and for many years the car resided in Belgium in a prominent Aston Martin collection. The present owner sourced the car from Belgium through the UK in the late 1990s.