ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE MK1
Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this wonderful Aston Martin DB6 Vantage on behalf of a well-known London-based collector. A matching numbers original Vantage model, first registered in Preston, Lancashire, this right-hand drive car was exported to Australia, which explains its remarkable preserved condition. It is being offered at a very sensible market price which provides a real opportunity for the buyer.
The DB6 Vantage has the optional factory-fitted Normalair air conditioning unit fitted, which also imparts a wonderful 1960’s period-feel to the cabin, as well as keeping the car cool whilst touring. Resplendent in its popular original Dubonnet metallic paint colour, the black Connolly hide-covered seats are in excellent original condition and defy their 50 plus years. The chrome wire-spoked wheels are also in excellent condition.
2 inches longer than its predecessors, the DB6 offered more rear leg room and extra headroom. Known as a Kamm tail, the revised rear styling assisted with high-speed stability, the DB6 had a lower drag coefficient of only Cd 0.36. The rear quarter-lights had a new shape, which many aficionados believe to be derived from the Zagato-bodies DB4 GT. Quarter bumpers, rather than the previous heavy-looking full width items, also added to the aesthetic improvements.
In the sought-after triple-Weber Vantage form, the DB6 developed 325 bhp at 5,500 rpm, and 290 lb/ft torque at 4,500 rpm on a 9.4:1 compression ratio. The Vantage-engined cars achieved 150 miles per hour top speed and accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. The 5-speed ZF gearbox was carried over from the DB5 model. Chassis number 3202 benefits from having the later-type Borg & Beck clutch, which replaced the earlier Laycock version.
Supplied by Aston Martin Heritage after a full restoration following its return to the UK, this DB6 Vantage is ready to be appreciated and enjoyed. The detailed engine bay alone is a clear testimony to the skill of the craftsmen at Newport Pagnell.
Complete with original Aston Martin instruction manual, workshop manual and parts manuals, and invoice from R.S Williams, the car is ready to be inspected at our London showrooms.