In 1965, the DB6 was first shown to the public at the London Motor Show. Looking only at the front end, we see many similarities to its predecessor, the DB5. However, the rear of the DB6 has become completely different. The biggest difference is the slightly elongated rear end, which features a Kamm-style spoiler inspired by Aston Martin’s racing efforts.
The DB6 was the company’s signature road car of the times with just over 1200 examples produced. Very few of these were delivered from the factory with the desirable Vantage option package which included triple Weber carburetors and a higher compression cylinder head. In Vantage trim, the 4.0L DOHC straight six is quoted as producing 325 horsepower. The DB6 boasts numerous technical advancements over the DB5, including a 5-speed ZF transmission, slightly longer wheel base for increased stability at high speed, and improved aerodynamics. This example features the 5-speed manual gearbox, instead of the 5-speed ZF automatic transmission.
The DB6 was a powerful and elegant sports touring car, one which remains a timeless blue-chip classic thanks to its blend of all the ingredients that make a classic car quintessentially appealing. Mechanically innovative, rare, attractive, high performance, and with a touch of star quality lent by James Bond’s famous DB5, the DB6 is an ideal all round classic.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This particular example is a remarkable car in terms of its options, history, and condition. The original sales invoice shows that the car was delivered new in 1966 to Frederick H. Gillmore living in Oster Bay, USA.
Visible on the invoice are the additional options ordered at that time.
We can say with certainty that this DB6 Vantage is the most beautiful we have ever seen.
This particular car is a matching-numbers genuine Vantage that was comprehensively restored and upgraded to very high standards.
What makes this DB6 even more special is the fact that this is an original left-hand drive car.
The car is also equipped with the rare factory air conditioning, making it an even more pleasant car to drive on hot summer days.
We can say with certainty that this DB6 Vantage is the best choice for long trips this summer.
This DB6 is subject to a major nut & bold restoration, making the exterior of this car perfect.
The body is extremely straight with excellent gaps and the paint was done to very high standards and is essentially unmarked.
The chrome is also like new, as are all lights and lenses other than the front windscreen, which has light wear from road use.
No damages can be found on the chrome wired wheels and show great condition overall.
It’s difficult to tell the difference between this example and one that just left the factory, back in 1966.
The interior is also in stunning condition, with excellent leather to the seats, door panels, and dashboard.
The parcel shelf and headliner are like new, as is the dashboard including instruments and switches.
Just as the exterior, the interior is absolutely flawless.
The Weber carburetors have tremendous eye appeal and the presentation of the engine is absolutely fabulous.
We can be very brief about the driving experience of this vehicle.
The car is a pleasure to drive and we are sure this has to be one of the best driving DB6’s that we have ever driven.
It’s insanely smooth en very easy to drive.
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